MSNBC host Rachel Maddow finds the report Thursday about Marc Kasowitz, President Trump’s personal attorney, lashing out with profanity at a stranger who urged him to resign to be “hilarious.”
“How do you find people like this, let alone a whole stable of them,” Maddow said on her program Thursday evening. “This is like you went shopping for all of your lawyers at the before section of the anger management commercial.”
It was Maddow’s report of a ProPublica story earlier in the week, which said Kasowitz has not sought a security clearance and may have trouble getting one because he allegedly has an alcohol abuse problem, that reportedly led to an unnamed individual to send Kasowitz an email with the subject line: “Resign Now.” Kasowitz then fired back a number of profane messages, including, “Watch your back, bitch.”
The man told ProPublica that he forwarded Kasowitz’s emails to the FBI so that there would be a written record in case Kasowitz followed through on the threat. A spokesperson for Kasowitz later issued a statement acknowledging that Kasowitz wrote the threatening emails and plans to apologize to the man. At one point in the statement, it said, “While no excuse, the email came at the end of a very long day that at 10 pm was not yet over.”
Maddow and fellow late-night MSNBC host, Lawrence O’Donnell, shared some laughs about that point. When Maddow was signing off and handing the reins over to O’Donnell for his 11 p.m. show, he said of the statement, “I thought, wait a minute, that’s my excuse. I own that. That explains everything I do.”
Maddow also did offer, on a more serious note, an explanation as to why Kasowitz’s behavior should be troubling to the president.
“The president, any president, really does need good legal representation,” Maddow said, before going on to question Kasowtiz’s ability to do his job, citing a number of blunders and reports, including a story from Yahoo News that says Kasowitz’s team knew back in June about Donald Trump Jr.’s emails about setting up a meeting last year with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.
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