A New York Times article published Wednesday evening reported that two women have come forward to allege that Donald Trump sexually assaulted them. Trump responded in the only way he knows how: by having his attorney send a threatening letter to the Times, warning of unspecified "actions” to come in the absence of a retraction and an apology.
Donald shouldn’t wait around for either, though, because his “threat” is as small as his hands. Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, embarrassingly fails to identify a single inaccuracy in the Times’ story, claiming only that the “timing of the article” somehow proves it’s a “politically-motivated effort to defeat Mr. Trump’s candidacy.” That's seriously it. It’s a conspiracy theory so feeble, it sounds like it could have been written by Steve Bannon, the Breitbart Mephistopheles turned Trump campaign CEO.
And it certainly doesn’t appear to have been written by an attorney who charges four figures an hour for his services, but then again, Kasowitz, once one of the most prominent litigators in New York, has seen his firm fallen on hard times. It’s undergone heavy layoffs in recent years, and several more attorneys left on their own terms earlier this year. (Though one well-heeled employee still remains: Joe Lieberman.)
Not to worry for Kasowitz, though. This is the second letter he’s gotten to mail off to the Times on Trump’s behalf this month alone, and plenty more should be on the way. People Magazine, the Palm Beach Post, and TV station KING 5 have now all put out stories of their own featuring even more women who say Trump assaulted them, and odds are there are more to come. Trump, no doubt, will assert that they’re all part of a liberal plot to get him. Unfortunately for him, that’s not actually a claim you can make in a court of law. But sadly for us, it is something you can use to intimidate the media.