President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, is facing blowback after he threatened an anonymous critic who asked him to resign in a series of profane Wednesday night emails.
According to a ProPublica report, a retired public relations professional (who does not know him) emailed Kasowitz at about 9:30 p.m. ET Wednesday with the subject line “Resign Now.” Kasowitz replied five minutes later with a
Fifteen minutes later, Kasowitz followed up with another email, telling the stranger that “I’m on you now,” and warning him to “Watch your back, b—-.”
The PR executive responded innocuously, but Kasowitz wasn’t done, sending over his phone number and urging the emailer to call him, telling him “don’t be afraid, you piece of s—-.” Kasowitz then sent a fourth email, referencing his Jewish heritage — which he assumed the emailer shares — pushing the emailer to call him, and then warning that he already knows where the emailer lives.
“You will see me, I promise,” Kasowitz wrote. “Bro.”
Kasowitz has engaged crisis PR executive Mike Sitrick, who released a statement Thursday apologizing for the lawyer’s actions.
“Mr. Kasowitz, who is tied up with client matters, said he intends to apologize to the writer of the email referenced in today’s ProPublica story,” the statement said. “While no excuse, the email came at the end of a very long day that at 10 p.m. was not yet over. ‘The person sending that email is entitled to his opinion and I should not have responded in that inappropriate manner,’ Mr. Kasowitz said. ‘I intend to send him an email stating just that. This is one of those times where one wishes he could reverse the clock, but of course I can’t.'”