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Sun Aug 19, 2018, 01:11 PM

Trump, McCarthyism, and Roy Cohn

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In modern times, besides Trump, leading exponents of the paranoid model have been Joseph McCarthy and Richard Nixon. All these men did political battle in a paranoid style. And connecting the dots between these complicated men was a corrupt lawyer named Roy Marcus Cohn, who never held elective office, but was close to all of them.
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Trump first hired Cohn in 1973 when the federal government investigated claims of racial bias involving Trump apartment buildings.
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Both Cohn and Trump abhorred paying taxes. In How to Stand Up for Your Rights—and Win! Cohn devoted an entire chapter to tax avoidance. He wrote: “More so than any other institution in these free and United States, the IRS smacks of a police state with police state methods. All this procedure must be viewed in the context of where tax money goes…welfare recipients…unemployment compensation…bloated bureaucrats…political hacks, and to foreign aid, where big money is ritualistically poured into countries that hate our guts….All of this provides an incentive not to overpay taxes….”

Trump learned at the feet of the master, reporting almost a billion dollars of questionable losses, which he could use to shelter substantial taxable income over a ten-year period. Giving the spurious excuse that his returns were under audit, he stubbornly refused to release them lest the returns disclose the extent of his tax avoidance schemes, and his rumored dealings with Russia.

http://time.com/4690261/donald-trump-paranoid/

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 01:30 PM

1. Is it because of Roy Cohn that trump thinks his orange face looks good ....

Cohn in that photo is beyond tan.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 01:42 PM

3. Trump used to have a picture of Cohn in his desk

As he punched down on people by threatening lawsuits or tying theirs up he'd pull out the picture of Cohn and ask "Do you want THIS GUY coming after you?"

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 01:32 PM

2. The Roy COHN connection should be mentioned DAILY. What was SHITLER doing at Studio 54

Why did COHN adopt him for protege? Why did the clientele of Studio 54 want SHITLER around if he was such a "clean" (no alcohol, no cocaine?) specimen?








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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 04:07 PM

4. According to several books about Trump by reputable authors....


Cohn was known to be crooked, which is one reason Trump hired him. Roger Stone was involved, and since Stone worships Nixon,
Cohn was in the mix. A crooked lawyer who finenesses tax reporting came in handy.

So Trump knew Cohn for years, professionally and socially. "Good friend" etc, said Trump.

Until Cohn was hospitalized with terminal AIDS, and died, 1986.
The minute Trump heard he had AIDS, he dropped Cohn like a hot rock, and did one of his now famous bits about "never really knew him".

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 04:58 PM

5. Shitler still is enthralled, wants his lawyers to be COHN for him, holds his

circus meetings making his stoves praise him, like COHN did.




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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 11:10 PM

6. Trump owed Kohn.

When Kohn was dying, Trump did not visit him and he didn't attend his funeral.

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Response to kstewart33 (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 11:26 PM

8. He stood in the back:

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/donald-trump-roy-cohn-mentor-joseph-mccarthy-213799

Cohn by this time had been hit with charges of “fraud, deceit and misrepresentation”—for lying on a bar application, for taking a client’s money, for altering the will of an incapacitated man, among other things—that would lead to his disbarment in July 1986. He habitually sneered at prosecutors, and now, unrepentant, he denigrated them as “deadbeats,” “yo-yos” and “nobodies.” He had been diagnosed as HIV-positive the same month as the initiation of the USFL suit, but told nobody—certainly not Trump, who had testified on Cohn’s behalf in the disbarment proceedings, one of 37 character witnesses, praising him for his loyalty.

Trump, though, found out about Cohn’s AIDS, because people knew, and people talked, and he started pulling legal business from Cohn and transferring it to other attorneys—something he did in the USFL matter in March 1985. Cohn couldn’t believe it. After all he had done for Trump? “Donald pisses ice water,” he said, according to Barrett’s book.

“Donald found out about it and just dropped him like a hot potato,” Bell, Cohn’s secretary, told me. “It was like night and day.”

Cohn died August 2, 1986, dishonest to the end, insisting he had liver cancer. The funeral was a who’s who. Mayors and governors and senators and city commissioners. Barbara Walters. Rupert Murdoch. Estee Lauder. It ended with them singing what Cohn had said was his favorite song. “God Bless America.” Trump stood in the back. He hadn’t been asked to talk.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 20, 2018, 08:03 AM

9. Thanks for the correction.

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Response to cyclonefence (Original post)

Sun Aug 19, 2018, 11:15 PM

7. Everyone during the 2016 campaign should have known about Roy Cohn

To the point Donald Trump was defined by that connection, and nothing else

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