We’ve all known that Trump is a detestable guy. We also know his kids are pretty detestable too. However, what about the people that serve Trump? Not just the public figures such as Kellyanne Conway or Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but the people who protect Trump such as his lawyers.
The world got a look at just that after a series of emails written by Trump’s attorney Marc Kasowitz were released. Kasowitz represents Trump in the Russia case. The emails were released by an unidentified gentleman to ProPublica and also the FBI as they were shockingly threatening.
The correspondence between the unidentified man and Kasowitz picked up after the unidentified gentleman emailed Kasowitz at the end of the day encouraging him to resign from the Russia case. He wrote:
‘I believe it is in your interest and the long-term interest of your firm for you to resign from your position advising the President re. pending federal legal matters. No good can come from this and, in fact, your name may be turn out to be a disparaging historical footnote to the presidency of DJT.’
Nothing about that seems ugly. No names were called. No insults were thrown. If anything, the unidentified man’s email seems genuinely concerned about Kasowitz’s reputation.
However, Kasowitz did not see things like that. Within minutes, he responded from his iPhone:
Real classy. What could you expect from a Trump lawyer, really? That wasn’t all, however. Kasowitz continued emailing the individual and sent a second correspondence 15 minutes later. He wrote:
‘And you don’t know me, but I will know you How dare you send me an email like that I’m on you now. You are f*cking with me now Let’s see who you are Watch your back , b*tch’
That escalated quickly. In response, the anonymous gentleman responded by thanking Kasowitz for his “kind reply.” This only seemed to incense Kasowitz more, and he sent another email to the individual.
‘… call me… if you want a conversation. I will have it with you. You are such a piece of sh*t. Call me. Don’t be afraid, you piece of sh*t. Stand up. If you don’t call, you’re just afraid. Call me.’
Just like a Trump Twitter tantrum, the email chain continued with another email sent by Kasowitz that was quite unsettling.
‘I’m Jewish. I presume you are too. Stop being afraid. Call me. Or give me your number and I will call you. I already know where you live, I’m on you. You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise. Bro.’
Although it’s arguable whether the email constitutes a valid threat is up for debate. However, the gentleman did report the emails to the FBI.
A spokesperson provided a statement to ProPublica regarding the email chain:
‘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. 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.'”
Kasowitz is known for his tough guy image he has portrayed in the court room.
ProPublica has put out a call for any information from individuals who have had dealings with Kasowitz or his firm.
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