AIDs, American Communist Party, authoritarianism, closet homosexuality, David and Ruth Greenglass, Death penalty, deceit, DOJ, Donald Trump, Espionage, Ethel Rosenberg, exoneration, FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, Jewish-Russian mafia, KGB, nastiness, President Putin, Ronald Reagan, Rosenberg case, Rosenberg trial, Roy Cohn, Russia, Russia spies, Russian Spies, Smith Act, Trump, witch hunts
Was Trump Lawyer and reported “mentor” Roy Cohn a closet Russian Spy whose goal was to undermine US democracy through fear and intimidation? He certainly did undermine American democracy with his witch hunts against alleged communists-Russian spies and alleged homosexuals. He was apparently a closet homosexual who persecuted others through allegations of homosexuality, in a day and age when homosexuality was not acceptable. Was he a closet Russian agent then, accusing people of being communists or Russian spies? It is one logical possibility that would connect Trump’s strange ties with both Cohn, and Putin who was Russian KGB agent-spy from 1975 to 1990.
Sen. Joseph McCarthy chats with his attorney Roy Cohn during Senate Subcommittee hearings, 1954, Library of Congress, NY World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper, UPI: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c14995
“… there’s a direct link between Ethel Rosenberg’s fate and incoming President Donald Trump: Trump’s longtime lawyer and mentor, Roy Cohn, who was a member of the prosecution team in Ethel’s case, who pressured Ethel’s brother, David Greenglass, to make up false testimony about his own sister. There was reportedly no other evidence to convict her. He also apparently colluded with the trial judge to predetermine the outcome for both Julius and Ethel: the death penalty.” (Nermeen Shaikh, DemocracyNow. org, December 29, 2016)
According to Robert Meeropol, the youngest son of Ethel Rosenberg, as interviewed on DemocracyNow. org (December 29, 2016): “… in the Roy Cohn case, there’s actually a television interview in which he talks about how he coerced David Greenglass into making up this testimony about my mother’s typing. So, that’s—he is—Roy Cohn can be said to be one of the principal architects of my mother’s execution. And he did represent both Donald Trump’s father and Donald Trump, and Donald Trump has said, “This is my mentor. He taught me how to respond to attacks.” Read-watch interview here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/sons-of-julius-and-ethel-rosenberg-ask-obama-to-exonerate-their-mother-in-nuclear-spy-case-tie-to-trump-lawyer-mentor-roy-cohn/
Trump appears to be a Putinphile and Putin was a KGB officer until around age 40. And, his Secretary of State pick, Rex Tillerson, was given Russia’s “Order of Friendship” by Putin and opposes sanctions against Russia. Trump’s former lawyer Roy Cohn was part of Joe McCarthy’s infamous Red Scare Interrogations. Not only did they go after alleged communists, but they went after alleged homosexuals, as well.
In a rare instance of divine justice on earth, Roy Cohn became one of the earlier victims of AIDs, before it spread more widely in the population. Since Roy Cohn was apparently a closet homosexual who accused others of homosexuality, in an attempt to discredit them, was he also a closet Russian agent whose role was to destroy free speech and spread fear throughout America? At least some of those who were young when Ethel Rosenberg was killed were terrified that they, or their spouses, might know someone who was a communist. And, they have spent their lives with their lips mostly zipped, their heads down, and feigning ignorance of the world around them to this day.
Roy Cohn: Russian Agent? Or simply that authoritarianism, nastiness, and deceit trumped all for him?
It may also be an appropriate time to bring up the issue of the Jewish-Russian mafia, past and present. Where there are large construction projects and casinos, mafia tend to lurk. Some love luxury products, as well. Trump may or may not have noticed them lurking. If he was smart, he didn’t notice – don’t ask, don’t tell.
“Roy Marcus Cohn (/koʊn/; February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American attorney who became famous during Senator Joseph McCarthy’s investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare. Cohn gained special prominence during the Army–McCarthy hearings. He was also a member of the U.S. Department of Justice’s prosecution team at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg…
As an Assistant US Attorney in Saypol’s Manhattan office, Cohn helped to secure convictions in a number of well-publicized trials of accused Soviet operatives. One of the first involved the prosecution of William Remington, a former Commerce Department employee who had been accused of espionage by KGB defector Elizabeth Bentley. Although an indictment for espionage could not be secured, Remington had denied his longtime membership in the Communist Party USA on two separate occasions and was convicted of perjury in two separate trials. Cohn also prosecuted 11 members of the American Communist Party Politburo for preaching the violent overthrow of the United States government, under the Smith Act.
The Rosenberg trial brought the 24-year-old Cohn to the attention of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director J. Edgar Hoover, who recommended him to Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy hired Cohn as his chief counsel, choosing him over Robert Kennedy, reportedly in part to avoid accusations of an anti-Semitic motivation for the investigations. Cohn assisted McCarthy’s work for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, becoming known for his aggressive questioning of suspected Communists. Cohn preferred not to hold hearings in open forums, which went well with McCarthy’s preference for holding “executive sessions” and “off-the-record” sessions away from the Capitol in order to minimize public scrutiny and to question witnesses with relative impunity. Cohn was given free rein in pursuit of many investigations, with McCarthy joining in only for the more publicized sessions.
In 1971, businessman Donald Trump moved to Manhattan, where he became involved in large construction projects.Trump came to public attention in 1973 when the Justice Department accused him of violating the Fair Housing Act in his operation of 39 buildings. The government alleged that Trump’s corporation quoted different rental terms and conditions to blacks and made false “no vacancy” statements to blacks for apartments they managed in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.
Representing Trump, Cohn filed a countersuit against the government for $100 million, asserting that the charges were irresponsible and baseless. The countersuit was unsuccessful. Trump settled the charges out of court in 1975 without admitting guilt, saying he was satisfied that the agreement did not “compel the Trump organization to accept persons on welfare as tenants unless as qualified as any other tenant.” The corporation was required to send a bi-weekly list of vacancies to the New York Urban League, a civil rights group, and give them priority for certain locations. Several years later (in 1978) the Trump Organization was again in court for violating terms of the 1975 settlement; Cohn called the new charges “nothing more than a rehash of complaints by a couple of planted malcontents.” Trump denied the charges.
Cohn aided Roger Stone in Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign in 1979–80.
Federal investigations during the 1970s and 1980s charged Cohn three times with professional misconduct, including perjury and witness tampering. He was accused in New York of financial improprieties related to city contracts and private investments. He was acquitted of all charges. In 1986, a five-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court disbarred Cohn for unethical and unprofessional conduct, including misappropriation of clients’ funds, lying on a bar application, and pressuring a client to amend his will. In this case in 1975, Cohn entered the hospital room of a dying and comatose Lewis Rosenstiel, the multi-millionaire founder of Schenley Industries, forced a pen to his hand and lifted it to the will in an attempt to make himself and Cathy Frank—Rosenstiel’s granddaughter—beneficiaries. The resulting marks were determined in court to be indecipherable and in no way a valid signature.
When Cohn brought on G. David Schine as chief consultant to the McCarthy staff, speculation arose that Schine and Cohn had a sexual relationship, and when Cohn died of AIDS in 1986 the public speculation about Cohn’s sexuality intensified.
And, yet: “Cohn and McCarthy targeted many government officials and cultural figures not only for suspected Communist sympathies, but also for alleged homosexuality. McCarthy and Cohn were responsible for the firing of scores of gay men from government employment and strong-armed many opponents into silence using rumors of their homosexuality. Former U.S. Senator Alan K. Simpson has written: “The so-called ‘Red Scare’ has been the main focus of most historians of that period of time. A lesser-known element … and one that harmed far more people was the witch-hunt McCarthy and others conducted against homosexuals.”
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