Marc Kasowitz, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives to a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Kasowitz said Comey had revealed himself as part of a group of people in the government "who are actively attempting to undermine this administration with selective and illegal leaks of classified information and privileged communications," by acknowledging he asked a friend to tell a reporter the contents of a memo he wrote documenting a conversation with Trump. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

ProPublica confirmed the man’s phone number matched his stated identity. Technical details in the emails, such as IP addresses and names of intermediate mail servers, also show the emails came from Kasowitz’s firm. In one email, Kasowitz gave the man a cell phone number that is not widely available. We confirmed Kasowitz uses that number.
Since the story was published, his spokesman issued a statement disputing several parts of the story: “Marc Kasowitz has not struggled with alcoholism,” Sitrick wrote. “He has not come into the office intoxicated, attorneys have not had to go across the street to the restaurant during the workday to consult Kasowitz on work matters.”
When considering whether words constitute a true threat versus protected speech, “the threat has to be credible and the person has to intend to make the victim fear imminent physical harm,’’ said Danielle Citron, a University of Maryland law professor and author of a book on online …