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“And Roy is incandescent evil. I mean, I would sit with him, and I—you know, it was enough to make you rush back to church, the Satanic feeling that he would give you.” (Wayne Barrett, July 5, 2016, DemocracyNow Interview: 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 )
Senator Joe McCarthy and Roy Cohn “conducted scores of hearings, calling hundreds of witnesses in both public and closed sessions… McCarthy and his chief counsel Roy Cohn largely ran the show by themselves, relentlessly grilling and insulting witnesses.” (“Have You No Sense of Decency?“, US Senate. gov)
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“You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! ” 7:57 AM · Jun 15, 2017 “Bad and conflicted” sounds like Roy Cohn. The jury’s still out about how to define Trump, but “bad and conflicted” could be an apt description.
However, there was nothing “great” about the McCarthy-era witch-hunts led by Trump’s lawyer-“mentor” Roy Cohn and described, in part, further below. The Salem witch-hunts pre-dated the founding of the USA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem_witch_trials
So then, is Trump trying to tell us that he is an evil male witch or warlock? Now that would be a “great” witch-hunt, or a warlock hunt. Is covfefe a reference to a witch coven rather than coverage?
“A warlock is a male practitioner of evil magic (distinguished from a wizard or sorcerer, whose magic may be benign). The most commonly accepted etymology derives warlock from the Old English wǣrloga meaning “oathbreaker” or “deceiver”.However, in early modern Scots, the word came to be used as the male equivalent of witch (which can be male or female, but is used predominantly for females).” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warlock “Oathbreaker” and “Deceiver” are apt descriptions of Trump, too.
In an interview with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now.org: “Trump’s ‘Greatest Mentor’ was Red-Baiting Aide to Joseph McCarthy and Attorney for NYC Mob Families” on July 5, 2016, Trump biographer, the late Wayne Barrett said: “I knew Roy Cohn. I knew him very well. And you just cannot understand how Donald could have been this close. I write in the book that they talked 15 times a day. One of the two stories here—I can’t remember which one—said it was five times a day… And Roy is incandescent evil. I mean, I would sit with him, and I—you know, it was enough to make you rush back to church, the Satanic feeling that he would give you… He was the weirdest guy. He was into the strangest stuff. He was a chicken hawk after little boys,… And so, that was Donald’s mentor and constant sidekick, who represented all five of the organized crime families in the City of New York.” 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/ [ According to Wikipedia, “The term “chickenhawk” is used in gay slang to refer to an older man who chases after younger men.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_Hawk:_Men_Who_Love_Boys ]
From the US Senate History Web Site:
“Have You No Sense of Decency?”
June 9, 1954
“Have You No Sense of Decency?”
Wisconsin Republican Senator Joseph R. McCarthy rocketed to public attention in 1950 with his allegations that hundreds of Communists had infiltrated the State Department and other federal agencies. These charges struck a particularly responsive note at a time of deepening national anxiety about the spread of world communism.
McCarthy relentlessly continued his anticommunist campaign into 1953, when he gained a new platform as chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He quickly put his imprint on that subcommittee, shifting its focus from investigating fraud and waste in the executive branch to hunting for Communists. He conducted scores of hearings, calling hundreds of witnesses in both public and closed sessions.
A dispute over his hiring of staff without consulting other committee members prompted the panel’s three Democrats to resign in mid 1953. Republican senators also stopped attending, in part because so many of the hearings were called on short notice or held away from the nation’s capital. As a result, McCarthy and his chief counsel Roy Cohn largely ran the show by themselves, relentlessly grilling and insulting witnesses. Harvard law dean Ervin Griswold described McCarthy’s role as “judge, jury, prosecutor, castigator, and press agent, all in one.”
In the spring of 1954, McCarthy picked a fight with the U.S. Army, charging lax security at a top-secret army facility. The army responded that the senator had sought preferential treatment for a recently drafted subcommittee aide. Amidst this controversy, McCarthy temporarily stepped down as chairman for the duration of the three-month nationally televised spectacle known to history as the Army-McCarthy hearings.
The army hired Boston lawyer Joseph Welch to make its case. At a session on June 9, 1954, McCarthy charged that one of Welch’s attorneys had ties to a Communist organization. As an amazed television audience looked on, Welch responded with the immortal lines that ultimately ended McCarthy’s career: “Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness.” When McCarthy tried to continue his attack, Welch angrily interrupted, “Let us not assassinate this lad further, senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency?”
Overnight, McCarthy’s immense national popularity evaporated. Censured by his Senate colleagues, ostracized by his party, and ignored by the press, McCarthy died three years later, 48 years old and a broken man.
U.S. Congress. Senate. Executive Sessions of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations (McCarthy Hearings 1953-54), edited by Donald A. Rtichie and Elizabeth Bolling. Washington: GPO, 2003. S. Prt. 107-84. Available online. https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/McCarthy_Transcripts.htm
Griffith, Robert. The Politics of Fear: Joseph McCarthy and the Senate. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1970.
Oshinsky, David M. A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joseph McCarthy. New York: Macmillan, 1983.
U.S. Senate, Committee on Government Operations, Special Senate Investigation on Charges and Countercharges Involving Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens, John G. Adams, H. Struve Hensel and Senator Joe McCarthy, Roy M. Cohn, and Francis P. Carr, 83rd Cong., 2nd Sess., part 59 (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1954), pp 2429. ” US Senate history: https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Have_you_no_sense_of_decency.htm
Was Trump Lawyer and reported “mentor” Roy Cohn a closet Russian Spy whose goal was to undermine US democracy through fear and intimidation? Cohn 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.
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.
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.” [Note that this appears to have been about or mostly about properties built by his father Fred.]
“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.”
“A warlock is a male practitioner of evil magic (distinguished from a wizard or sorcerer, whose magic may be benign). The most commonly accepted etymology derives warlock from the Old English wǣrloga meaning “oathbreaker” or “deceiver”.However, in early modern Scots, the word came to be used as the male equivalent of witch (which can be male or female, but is used predominantly for females). From this use, the word passed into Romantic literature and ultimately 20th-century popular culture. A derivation from the Old Norse varð-lokkur, “caller of spirits”, has also been suggested; however, the Oxford English Dictionary discounts this due to the extreme rarity of the Norse word and the fact that forms without -k, consistent with the expected Old English etymology, are attested earlier than forms with -k.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warlock Trump’s mother was born on a Scottish Island (Lewis-Outer Hebrides) and the description fits…
Footnotes for Roy Cohn article:
“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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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.””
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29. ^ Life Magazine
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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
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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.
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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”
2. Old English wǽr-loʒa weak masculine (=”traitor, enemy, devil, etc.”) = Old Saxon wâr-logo weak masculine (=? “deceiver”) (once, Hêliand 3817, in plural wârlogon applied to the Pharisees). The first element is probably Old English wǽr strong feminine (=”covenant”) = Old High German wâra (=”truth”), Old Norse várar strong feminine plural (“solemn promise, vow”) (cf. Vǽringi = “confederate, Varangian”); cf. Old Slavic. věra (“faith). This is a derivative from the adjective represented by Old English wǽr (“true”) (once, Genesis 681; ? a. Old Saxon.) = Old Saxon, Old High German wâr (“true”): – Old Teutonic
* wǣro-: – Pre-Teutonic
* wāro- = Latin vērus. The second element (an agent-n. related to Old English léoʒan (“to lie belie, deny”) occurs also in the similar comps. áþ-loʒa, tréow-loʒa (Old Saxon treulogo), wed-loʒa (Middle English wedlowe), (“an oath-breaker”), etc. – Oxford English Dictionary, (online) 2nd Edition (1989)
* 3. McNeill, F. Marian, The Silver Bough: A Four Volume Study of the National and Local Festivals of Scotland, Glasgow: William Maclellan,1957, vol 1; also Chambers, Robert, Domestic Annals of Scotland, Edinburgh: 1861, and Sinclair, George, Satan’s Invisible World Discovered, Edinburgh, 187
* 4. Cleasby, R.,Vigfusson, G. An Icelandic-English Dictionary, London, Macmillan, 1874
* 5. ^ Olsen,M.,Maal Og Minne, Bymalslaget, Oslo, 1916
* 6. •. Loewe, M., Blacker, C.Oracles and Divination, p.130 (“‘Vardlokkur’…is related to the Scots dialect word ‘warlock’, wizard, and the meaning is thought to relate to the power to shut in or enclose”), London, George Allen & Unwin, 1981
* 7. ^ “h2g2 – Warlock”. Bbc.co.uk. 2006-01-22. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
* 8. ^ “ON. varðlokkur wk. fem. pl. … incantation, suggested already in Johnson, is too rare (? occurring once), with regard to the late appearance of the -k forms, to be considered.” — Oxford English Dictionary, (online) 2nd Edition (1989)” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warlock