Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Denies ProPublica Report on Alcohol Abuse

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Besides the political drama amid probes into the Trump campaign's Russia ties, the report may have special resonance in a legal industry struggling with substance abuse issues.

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  • David Bargman

    Disagree. If it‘s relevant to a security clearance, it changes the equation entirely. Moreover, Mr. Kasowitz became a public figure willingly.

  • Charles Weiss

    I don‘t know Marc Kasowitz or his firm except by general reputation. But Mr. Kasowitz‘s representation of the President does not make it fair game to report on his medical history or therapy, without regard to whether those reports are accurate, Not saying that it‘s illegal or immoral or unethical or defamatory, just that it‘s inappropriate. In a weekly tabloid or scandal sheet, whatever, but not in the Law Journal. Is the next story about what prominent lawyers have sought treatment for depression or erectile dysfunction, or other subjects of gossip? Hard to imagine that this would have been a featured story if Mr. Kasowitz had had some boring medical treatment like knee surgery followed by a couple months of physical therapy. Trying to make this newsworthy by tying it to whether he needs or qualifies for a security clearance doesn‘t change the equation, nor does reference to general issues about substance misuse by attorneys.

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