Trump's Russia lawyer threatens stranger over email
Marc Kasowitz, President Trump's personal attorney for the government's Russia probe, allegedly wrote a string of threatening emails last night to a unnamed man who sent him an email urging him to "Resign Now" as he was at risk of becoming a "disparaging historical footnote," per ProPublica.
The impetus for the man's initial email: A ProPublica story from earlier this week that alleged Kasowitz wasn't attempting to get a security clearance because a history of alcohol abuse would make it difficult to obtain one.
Why it matters: Kasowitz is Trump's longtime attorney, but their relationship was already reportedly deteriorating, according to the New York Times, which reported Kasowitz might resign. Stories like this only make a bad situation worse — not to mention the public relations disaster.
- One issue: Kasowitz's team had been trying to wall off Trump from Jared Kushner to protect him from the Russia investigation.