“The person sending that email is entitled to his opinion and I should not have responded in that inappropriate manner,” Marc Kasowitz said in a statement. | Getty
President Donald Trump’s outside attorney Marc Kasowitz will apologize to a man he told in a profanity-laced email to watch his back, a spokesman said Thursday.
“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,” spokesman Mike Sitrick said. “While no excuse, the email came at the end of a very long day that at 10 pm was not yet over.”
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ProPublica published an email exchange earlier Thursday between Kasowitz and a retired public relations professional who asked not to be named. In the exchange, Kasowitz responded to the man with a series of profane messages.
“The person sending that email is entitled to his opinion and I should not have responded in that inappropriate manner,” Kasowitz said in a statement provided by Sitrick on Thursday. “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.”
According to the emails, which ProPublica said it had confirmed were authentic, the man had encouraged Kasowitz to resign as Trump’s counsel after watching an MSNBC segment referencing ProPublica’s earlier report that Kasowitz wasn’t seeking a security clearance despite his role representing the president in Russia investigations, which involves classified material.
“F— you,” Kasowitz initially replied.
“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,” he wrote in another email. “You are f—ing with me now Let’s see who you are Watch your back , b—h.”
Josh Dawsey contributed to this report.