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When Republican Congressman Nunez talks about not investigating Trump ties to Russia because he doesn’t want a McCarthy-style witchhunt, people need to remember who ran that affair – no other than Trump lawyer and mentor, as well as mobster lawyer, Roy Cohn. Cohn, an apparently closet homosexual who died of AIDs, ran a witch-hunt against alleged homosexuals as well as alleged communists. In this period, homosexuality was seriously frowned upon and often illegal.

This suggests that Roy Cohn was probably a closeted Russian agent as well as a closeted homosexual and engaging in calling people that he didn’t like what he himself was – Russian agent and gay.

This is particularly revealing as it is starting to appear that this is the long-term plan of the Trump campaign and now administration agenda – accusing those they don’t like of what they themselves are.

These claims that President Trump is supposed to have privacy rights to hide his taxes, ties to Russia, etc., are frankly bizarre, especially as the American public no longer has right to privacy.

Roy Cohn is the reason that many intelligent Americans of an earlier generation, and their offspring, stayed out of politics and, thus, one reason US politics is spiraling into dictatorship. Intelligent Americans feared being fried by the electric chair for treason. Now America has politicians who won’t even officially investigate Trump’s obvious ties to Putin’s Russia.

Logic indicates Cohn had to have been Russia’s man and Trump is Russia’s man. Logic indicates that the sort of wealth which can afford Trump properties is not honest money – legal sometimes, but not honestly earned. Furthermore, those most notorious for the flaunting of wealth are Russian oligarchs. Trump’s branding is all about ostentatious flaunting of wealth. This fact, alone, points to an affinity to Russian oligarchs. Ostentatious flaunting of wealth is the antithesis of the work ethic which built America. Between construction and casinos we also know that Trump had indirect or direct mafia ties – the only question is if he knew. And, if he didn’t know, or notice, is that a person who should be commander in chief? The Russian mafia gained foothold in the US shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, but some argue simply merged into the Meyer Lansky related mafia, as the roots are similar. Roy Cohn’s ties to the mob say it all.

Nunes said he did not want U.S. citizens to be hauled before Congress because of news reports about their potential ties to Russia. “We can’t have McCarthyism back in this place,” he said,…” (Reuters, 27 Feb 2017)

C-Span quotes him as saying “We can’t just go on a Witch-Hunt against Americans because they appear in a news story. (C-span, Feb. 27, 2017)

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/trumps-greatest-mentor-roy-cohn-was-attorney-for-nyc-mob-families-and-red-baiting-aide-to-joe-mccarthy-wayne-barrett-rip-january-19-2017-interview/

Sen. Joseph McCarthy chats with his attorney Roy Cohn during Senate Subcommittee hearings on the McCarthy-Army dispute Date 1954. Source Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c14995 United Press International telephoto
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

From Wikipedia:
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…
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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.
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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.
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In 1971, businessman Donald Trump moved to Manhattan, where he became involved in large construction projects.[18]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.[19] 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.[20]

Representing Trump, Cohn filed a countersuit against the government for $100 million, asserting that the charges were irresponsible and baseless.[19][21] The countersuit was unsuccessful.[22] 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.”[23] 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.[24] 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.[19][22][25]
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Cohn aided Roger Stone in Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign in 1979–80.
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Federal investigations during the 1970s and 1980s charged Cohn three times with professional misconduct, including perjury and witness tampering.[2] He was accused in New York of financial improprieties related to city contracts and private investments. He was acquitted of all charges.[2] 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.[27]
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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.[28][29]
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And, yet: “Cohn and McCarthy targeted many government officials and cultural figures not only for suspected Communist sympathies, but also for alleged homosexuality.[37] 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.[38][39] 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.”[40]
Footnotes:
2. ^ a b c d e f “Roy Cohn, Aide to McCarthy and Fiery Lawyer, Dies at 59.”. The New York Times. August 3, 1986. Retrieved 2008-03-11. “Roy M. Cohn, the flamboyant, controversial defense lawyer who was chief counsel to Joseph R. McCarthy’s Senate investigations in the 1950’s into Communist influence in American life, died yesterday at the age of 59.”
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19. ^ a b c Resnick, Gideon (December 15, 2015). “DOJ: Trump’s Early Businesses Blocked Blacks”. The Daily Beast. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
20. ^ “Donald Trump Was Once Sued By Justice Department For Not Renting To Blacks”. The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
21. ^ Dunlap, David W. (July 30, 2015). “1973 Meet Donald Trump”. The New York Times. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
22. ^ a b Elliott, Justin (April 28, 2011). “Donald Trump’s racial discrimination problem”. Salon.com. Retrieved March 10,2016.
23. ^ David W. Dunlap – “Meet Donald Trump”, Times Insider, July 30, 2015.. Retrieved August 10, 2015
24. ^ Baram, Marcus (July 29, 2011). “Donald Trump Was Once Sued By Justice Department For Not Renting To Blacks”. Huffington Post. Retrieved March 10, 2016. “Trump, who emphasized that the agreement was not an admission of guilt, later crowed that he was satisfied because it did not require them to ‘accept persons on welfare as tenants unless as qualified as any other tenant.’”
25. ^ Tuccille, Jerome (1985). Trump: The Saga of America’s Most Powerful Real Estate Baron. Beard Books. p. 138. ISBN 9781587982231. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
26. ^ Labash, Matt (5 Nov 2007). “Roger Stone, Political Animal, ‘Above all, attack, attack, attack—never defend.'”. The Weekly Standard.
27. ^ “Cohn Ko’D”. TIME. 1986-07-07. Retrieved 2008-03-15. “One hospital attendant testified in a Florida court that Cohn “tried to take (Rosenstiel’s) hand for him to sign” the codicil to his will. The lawyer eventually emerged with a document bearing what the New York judges described as “a number of ‘squiggly’ lines which in no way resemble any letters of the alphabet.””
28. ^ The New York Times
29. ^ Life Magazine
30. ^ a b c Miller, Neil (2005). Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. Advocate Books. pp. Ch. 18. ISBN 1-55583-870-7.
31. ^ Wolfe, Tom (April 3, 1988). “Dangerous Obsessions”. The New York Times. “But so far as Mr. Schine is concerned, there has never been the slightest evidence that he was anything but a good-looking kid who was having a helluva good time in a helluva good cause. In any event, the rumors were sizzling away …”
32. ^ Baxter, Randolph (November 13, 2006). “An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Culture”. glbtq, Inc. “Tall, rich, and suave, the Harvard-educated (and heterosexual) Schine contrasted starkly with the short, physically undistinguished, and caustic Cohn.”
33. ^ Salon
34. ^ Nicholas von Hoffman, “The Snarling Death of Roy M. Cohn.” Life Magazine, March 1988
35. ^ The Ralph D. Thomas Private Investigation Vintage Collection http://www.pimall.com/nais/pivintage/pixiecam.html. Retrieved 27 September 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
36. ^ a b Toobin, Jeffrey (2008-06-02). “The Dirty Trickster”. The New Yorker. p. 58. Retrieved 2008-05-31. “He was interested in power and access. He told me his absolute goal was to die completely broke and owing millions to the I.R.S. He succeeded in that.”
37. ^ Johnson, David K. (2004). The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. University of Chicago Press. pp. 15–19. ISBN 0-226-40481-1.
38. ^ Johnson, David K. (2004). The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. University of Chicago Press.[page needed]. ISBN 0-226-40190-1.
39. ^ Rodger McDaniel, Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins: The Suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester Hunt (WordsWorth, 2013), ISBN 978-0983027591
40. ^ Simpson, Alan K. “Prologue” to Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins, Rodger McDaniel, WordsWorth Press, 2013 – pg. x. ISBN 978-0983027591

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn

Nunes said he did not want U.S. citizens to be hauled before Congress because of news reports about their potential ties to Russia. “We can’t have McCarthyism back in this place,” he said,…” (Reuters, 27 Feb 2017)

Congress’ Trump Russia probe takes partisan turn
Posted:Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:23:36 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of a congressional committee investigating contacts between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia said on Monday the panel had not seen evidence of inappropriate communications, prompting the panel’s top Democrat to insist it was too early to make such a determination.

http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/CktgkhhZoug/us-usa-trump-russia-congress-idUSKBN1661Z0
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/trumps-greatest-mentor-roy-cohn-was-attorney-for-nyc-mob-families-and-red-baiting-aide-to-joe-mccarthy-wayne-barrett-rip-january-19-2017-interview/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/was-trump-lawyer-mentor-roy-cohn-a-closet-russian-spy-using-the-red-scare-to-undermine-us-democracy/

The Nunes quote on C-span is a bit more nuanced but arrives at the same bizarre conclusion:
BUT WE DO KNOW FOR A LONG TIME THAT THE RUSSIANS HAVE BEEN VERY INTERESTED IN MANIPULATING ELECTIONS, MANIPULATING THE PRESS. THEY ARE VERY GOOD AT PROPAGANDA. SO THAT’S WHAT CAUSED ME A YEAR AGO TO COME OUT AND CRITICIZE THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES FOR THE LARGEST INTELLIGENCE FAILURE SINCE 9/11 BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF GOOD INTELLIGENCE WE WERE GETTING ON PUTIN’S PLANS AND INTENTIONS. SO THAT’S WHY I REALLY APPRECIATE THE AMOUNT OF PRESS THAT SHOWED UP HERE TODAY BECAUSE WE DO NEED TO HAVE SOME SCRUTINY PUT ON TO THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT. AND WE DO NEED TO KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY AMERICANS THAT ARE TALKING TO THE RUSSIANS. AND ANYBODY CONNECTED TO THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT OR AGENTS. BUT AT THIS TIME I WANT TO BE VERY CAREFUL THAT WE CAN’T JUST GO ON A WITCH-HUNT AGAINST AMERICANS BECAUSE THEY APPEAR IN A NEWS STORY. FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Russian Hacking and U.S. Elections House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) spoke to reporters about the panel’s investigation into Russia’s attempts to
https://www.c-span.org/video/?424617-1/representative-devin-nunes-provides-russia-investigation-update