While Donald Trump and his associates are no stranger to using bullying to get what they want, the most recent threat to come out of his White House is one of their most bizarre and unsettling ones yet.

A top Trump lawyer recently threatened one of the producers for Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC after complaining to whine about her coverage of Trump, and she immediately told her audience members.

Trump’s new head lawyer, John Dowd, completely lost his temper after Maddow pointed out a mistake that he’d made in a recent statement. Dowd had been attacking special prosecutor Robert Mueller for his handling of the investigation into Trump’s connections to Russia, claiming that any investigation into Trump’s finances violated the statute of limitations in this particular case. Maddow picked up on the fact that a statute of limitations would only apply in the case of a crime, so if Dowd was talking about them, it must mean that criminal prosecution against Trump is on the table.

Maddow pressed him on this, asking “Who said anything about statute of limitations? Why are you bringing that up? The statute of limitations for prosecuting what crimes exactly?” Dowd didn’t respond well to this line of questioning, simply giving the vague answer that “[They] have no evidence that any of these [Trump business] entities are under investigation,” and that “I’m beginning to think it’s not true. I’m beginning to wonder where the hell it came from.”

After this hostile exchange, Dowd issued a disturbing threat to the producer who had called him before hanging up the phone, stating that “This is the last call we’ll ever have.” It’s hard to know exactly what he meant by this, but the implication is clear, and it could certainly be interpreted as a threat against her well being. Whatever he meant, it’s a completely inappropriate thing for a lawyer to say to a member of the press.

Trump needs to understand that threatening investigators, cabinet officials, and television producers isn’t going to get him what he wants. Threatening the members of his own team has caused them to jump ship or completely embarrass his administration in the past, threatening investigators like Robert Mueller will only serve to further motivate them to find out what crimes he’s committed, and threatening members of the press is sure to backfire.

In order to make this message clear, it’s important to support those who have been threatened by Trump. If you stand with Maddow’s producer and every journalist seeking to inform the American people, please like and share this message with your friends and family. By doing so, Americans around the country can show the press that people aren’t going to sit idly by while Trump destroys free press.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. MSNBC is SOOOO lucky to have Rachel Maddow, her interests, intellect, and PhD in Political Science, for their very own, at the moment. SHE is the best draw for TV viewers they have ever had, even beating out Ed Schultz.

  2. I don’t see Maddow cowering to any bullying tactics used by Trump or any of lawyers. For one thing, she is always the “smartest person in the room”, and for another, Trump isn’t.

  3. Rachel is very careful to back up her stories and I trust her words more than any statements from Pres, Trumps mouthpiece. Tread carefully here Dowd

  4. Keep talking Rachel.. We’re standing behind you and supporting. We all must stand up to bullies and thugs like Trump.

    • What kind of person threatens another person like that. (The fact that it is a man talking to a woman has nothing to do with it. Rachel never hides behind her sex, and expects to be treated as an equal in all ways.

  5. The current president is a liar and his crazy threatening lawyer is a bully and both of them should stop immediately. We need and want to hear from Rachel and other journalists as well as Mr. Mueller and his team.

  6. The current president is a liar, his crazy threatening lawyer is a bully and both of them should stop immediately or leave office/job. We need and want to hear from Rachel and other journalists as well as Mr. Mueller and his team.

  7. If you’re 50 years old or more, you might remember Walter Cronkite. He was literally voted “The Most Trusted Person in America.” Today, I would have to say that Rachael Maddow is that person. And that’s a title that is earned the hard way.

  8. Trump is Hiding Something, Asking if he can Pardon his Family, AND even Himself, Now bringing up Statute of Limitations/? What Crimes is this Filfthy Crook Guilty Of!
    That is Besides the ones we Know about; Raping and Groping Women, Lying his Ass Off, and etc. etc.!

  9. Continue the bullying/threats as we the people get closer to the truth. 45 and his ilk are all complicit and are so determine to throw as many dollars they don’t have at this to make it go away. Sad, the most bigly collusion story ever in the history, believe you me, trust me, the most tremendous story when they all go down. Rachel and other true reporters are/will be one of the dominoes that kept us from living under this Royal ILK family. On Seinfeld there is an episode where it is stated “You can’t buy Grace, One has to be born with Grace.” Never so truer than now, the only thing this ilk administration has proven is: No grace, Education is so important, when you are so far in a hole stop digging and you can’t fix stupid.

  10. I dont see how that was a threat . Because he informed her that he wouldnt be making or recieving calls from her in the future ?? Im anti-trump but this is propaganda in my opinion

    • I think he just doesn’t want to be asked questions that he doesn’t know how to answer. No need to make more of it than that.

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