President Trump’s personal attorney went on a profanity-laden rant in a series of emails, telling a man who suggested he resign to “watch your back.”
Marc Kasowitz has long worked with Trump, and is now the public face of the president’s defense against allegations of obstruction of justice in the Russian meddling investigation.
The case is expected to be teeming with classified info, though a ProPublica story suggesting the longtime lawyer may not be able to get a security clearance because of struggles with alcohol abuse including a stint in rehab.
Kasowitz denies parts of the piece including he was under the influence at work, but a man who emailed him with the subject line “resign now” appears to have set him off.
“I’m on you now. You are f—ing with me now Let’s see who you are Watch your back, b—h,” one email to the man said, according to ProPublica.
Others emails to Kasowitz’s interlocutor, identified only as a former PR professional in the western U.S. who saw mention of ProPublica’s story on The Rachel Maddow Show, reportedly demanded he speak to the lawyer on the phone.
They allegedly said, “Call me. Don’t be afraid, you piece of s–t. Stand up. If you don’t call, you’re just afraid” and “I already know where you live, I’m on you. You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise. Bro.”
ProPublica reported it has confirmed that the emails came from Kasowitz’s company and that Kasowitz uses a phone number offered in the emails.
After news of the outburst broke Thursday evening, Kasowitz said he would apologize to the man he verbally blasted.
Kasowitz is representing Trump in the Russian meddling investigation.
“The person sending that email is entitled to his opinion and I should not have responded in that inappropriate manner,” the lawyer said in a statement to the Daily News.
“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’s spokesman Mike Sitrick told the News that while it was “no excuse,” his client’s tirade “came at the end of a very long day that at 10 p.m. was not yet over.”
He added Kasowitz is currently “tied up with client matters.”
It is not clear if the angry emails will affect the lawyer’s work for Trump.
Trump has “trained his ire” on his longtime advocate after growing disillusioned with him, the New York Times reporter Tuesday.
The Times reported Kasowitz and his team have also been frustrated working with Trump and his close advisers such as Jared Kushner.