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Wed Sep 28, 2016, 10:46 PM

"Trump Vouched For Cocaine Trafficker "

"FEBRUARY 16--Presidential contender Donald Trump, who has vowed to stanch the flow of narcotics and criminals entering the U.S. from Mexico, once wrote to a judge urging leniency for a friend who was convicted of distributing kilos of cocaine that had been smuggled into the country from Colombia, court records show.

In advance of Joseph Weichselbaum’s November 1987 sentencing by a U.S. District Court judge, Trump wrote that the drug trafficker was “conscientious, forthright, and diligent" and "a credit to the community.”

At the time Trump wrote his character reference letter, Weichselbaum, then in his mid-40s, was already a twice-convicted felon. In addition to his 1986 plea to federal cocaine distribution and income tax charges, "

"When Trump wrote on Weichselbaum’s behalf, the real estate developer had known the criminal for several years. Weichselbaum, seen at left, was general manager of a helicopter company that shuttled high rollers for Trump to the tycoon’s Atlantic City casinos, business that was worth about $2 million annually. Weichselbaum’s firm also maintained, stored, and provided pilots for Trump’s personal $10 million Super Puma helicopter.

[Another felon with whom Trump was friendly was also in the helicopter business. John Staluppi, a Colombo crime family member, was an owner of Dillinger Charter Services, which flew gamblers into Atlantic City on behalf of Trump and other casino licensees. As TSG reported last year, Staluppi also worked closely with the billionaire to create the Donald Trump signature series Cadillac limousine, which debuted in 1988.]
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/the-donald-and-the-dealer-173892

Weichselbaum also lived in Trump tower , " Weichselbaum then moved into Trump Tower, his girlfriend having recently bought two adjoining apartments there for $2.4 million. "

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/donald-trump-2016-mob-organized-crime-213910

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Wed Sep 28, 2016, 10:52 PM

1. Well isn't that special?

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Wed Sep 28, 2016, 11:10 PM

2. Bob Beckel, Dem hack from FOX now CNN says HRC should apologize.

and says since he, Becker, was a recovering cocaine addict, Howard Dean owes him and all an apology including the Trump.

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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:56 AM

3. "Trump: Cocaine Dealer ? What Cocaine Dealer "

" In addition to the September 1990 interview, DGE also questioned Trump about Weichselbaum in August 1992 (the latter meeting was prompted by revelations in author Wayne Barrett’s investigative biography of Trump, which was published in January 1992).

During one of the DGE sessions, Trump claimed that he “has not communicated with Weichselbaum for many years” and “has no present business or social relationship” with the twice-convicted felon. Trump did acknowledge, however, seeing Weichselbaum “walking through Trump Tower recently.”

"Following Weichselbaum’s release from Bureau of Prisons custody, he moved into the Fifth Avenue tower, where his girlfriend had purchased a pair of adjoining apartments on the condo's 49th floor (for $2.35 million).

Prior to entering prison, Weichselbaum rented an apartment that Trump himself personally owned in Trump Plaza on East 61st Street. The developer, DGE noted, was “involved in negotiating” the two-year lease signed by Weichselbaum and his brother. The $7000 monthly rent was payable by “$3000 plus $4000 in monthly helicopter service.”

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/trump-dge-report-weichselbaum-563821

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