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Interesting that both Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal and the John Birch Society appear opposed to investigation of Russian tampering in the 2016 election.

After egging on Joe McCarthy, as his lead counsel, in attacks against alleged communists, and homosexuals (even though Cohn himself was apparently one and died of AIDs), Roy Cohn became a notorious New York lawyer for the mafia, Donald Trump, Murdoch and others. In Vanity Fair (28-06-2017), he was quoted as saying: “Donald is my best friend.” One of Cohn’s cousins reportedly wondered if he was in love with Trump. [1] Cohn was also apparent friends-worked with Roger Stone, and apparently Manafort.

Roy Cohn was a member of the John Birch Society in the 1960s. Who else was a member in that period? The father of the Koch brothers, but also apparently Charles Koch himself. See: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/the-kochs-anti-civil-rights-roots-docs-expose-charles-kochs-ties-to-john-birch-society One can but wonder if father Fred Trump and father Fred Koch were members together?

[Mood music re John Birch: Charlie Daniels’ “Uneasy Rider“, 1973: http://youtu.be/EJrRwTTqm0o ]

Murdoch not only owns Fox News, but now owns the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and more. And, so, even when WSJ does coverage of Russiagate one must look at it with an especially critical eye. For instance, have they focused on Flynn in an attempt to let him be the fall-guy? Have they focused on the Middle East Nuclear deal with hopes that people will overlook Trump’s ties to Russian mobsters and oligarchs and not ask whether Trump was willfully blind to the Mobsters in his entourage? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_assets_owned_by_News_Corp (There’s an article by a pro-Kremlin web site and author which focuses on Trump’s past Italian mafia ties, while omitting his Russian mafia ties, which provides a good example of quasi deceptive reporting.)

WSJ has even gone directly into protection mode for Trump, so Mueller must be on the right track: “Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Goes To Bat Against FBI And Robert Mueller For Trump: The newspaper has published a series of pieces critical of the investigation into Russian election interference“, 12/05/2017 04:33 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2017 By Willa Frej, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wall-street-journal-attacks-mueller_us_5a26540de4b07324e840359e

Mere coincidence that the John Birch Society wanted Americans to stop looking at the possibility of Russian interference in the 2016 election way back in June?Russian Hacking Agenda: Just Drop It Already” Written by  Kristin Stockheimer Monday, 12 June 2017 20:32 https://web.archive.org/web/20170613014447/https://www.jbs.org/jbs-news/news/item/19036-russian-hacking-agenda-just-drop-it-already


White House May 10th 2017 photos via Flickr of Trump-Kissinger-Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov-Pence’s Rabbit, May 11th image of Exec Order on Election Integrity with Pence Head cropped for space

From 1929 to at least the early 1930s, Fred Koch, father to the Koch brothers, was in the Soviet Union building oil refineries for Stalin. He built refineries for Nazi Germany, too, prior to World War II.

Fred Koch returned to Russian in 1956 with a group of business people. He was in Iraq in 1958, just prior to the Iraq Coup/Revolution. Prior to working in the Soviet Union, he worked in England. See FBI documents embedded here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/30/koch-brothers-fatherpolitics.html and here: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/1237279/fred-c-koch-fbi.pdf

Is there evidence that the Kochs ever stopped doing business in Russia? It has been noted that it was only after this last trip that he became vocally anti-communist. Why? Was his “anti-communism” a cover for continued dealings with Russia? He was a founding member of the John Birch Society. Trump mentor, Roy Cohn, through whom he met Roger Stone (and apparently Paul Manafort) was also a member of the John Birch Society.

In 2002, a Koch company imported petroleum from TNK to sell to the US government for its strategic reserve. It probably still imports Russian petroleum products – a lot is still imported. Did the Koch family ever stop working in Russia? Someone was already importing petroleum in the mid 90s. Who imported it? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/koch-bromance-with-russia-needs-investigating-koch-funding-behind-nunes-gowdy-attempts-to-scuttle-russia-investigation/

Koch Industries’ Koch-Glitsch and Molex are apparently still operating in Moscow, Russia, violating the spirit of the sanctions against Russia, though likely heeding the letter of the law for these weak sanctions.

In “The Roots of Stalin in the Tea Party Movement” (2010) Yasha Levine explains: “In 1929, after hosting a delegation of Soviet planners in Wichita, Kansas, Winkler and Koch signed a $5 million contract to build 15 refineries in the Soviet Union…. By the time he got out in 1933, Koch earned $500,000,… This nut of money served as the foundation for the family’s future assets, which Koch no doubt started acquiring at rock-bottom prices. After all, 1933 was one of the two worst years of the Great Depression — all assets were priced to go at 90 percent off…. He hated the commies, but for some reason he kept it to himself until the late 1950s (possibly because he was still doing work for the Soviet Union)…. According to a 1956 AP article, Fred Koch was among 11 prominent residents of Wichita, Kansas who traveled to Moscow “in an effort to convince the Russian people that Soviet propaganda about capitalists is untrue.” Sounds like the perfect cover for a business trip….” Read the article: “The Roots of Stalin in the Tea Party Movement: The Koch family, America’s biggest financial backers of the Tea Party, would not be the billionaires they are today were it not for the godless empire of the USSR“, April 16, 2010, https://www.alternet. org/story/146504/the_roots_of_stalin_in_the_tea_party_movement
So, we aren’t the only ones who wonder if the Koch family ever left Russia!

Roy Cohn was the legal counsel for Joe McCarthy and not only (often falsely) accused “enemies” of being “communists” but also of being homosexuals, when Roy Cohn himself was apparently homosexual! If his efforts to protect an apparent male love interest he went too far and was forced to leave:
After leaving McCarthy, Cohn had a 30-year career as an attorney in New York City. His clients included Donald Trump, Mafia figures Tony Salerno, Carmine Galante, and John Gotti, Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Texas financier and philanthropist Shearn Moody, Jr.,[19] and the New York Yankees baseball club… In the early 1960s he became a member of the John Birch Society and a principal figure in the Western Goals Foundation. He maintained close ties in conservative political circles, serving as an informal advisor to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.[2]….

Representation of Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch

In 1971, businessman Donald Trump moved to Manhattan, where he became involved in large construction projects.[23] 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.[24] 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.[25]

Representing Trump, Cohn filed a countersuit against the government for $100 million, asserting that the charges were irresponsible and baseless.[24][26] The countersuit was unsuccessful.[27] 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.”[28] 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.[29] 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.[24][27][30]

Cohn also counted Rupert Murdoch among his clients, pressuring President Ronald Reagan repeatedly in furtherance of Murdoch’s interests. Cohn is credited with introducing Trump and Murdoch in the mid-1970s, marking the beginning of what was to be a deep and pivotal association between them.[31]

Later career and disbarment

Cohn aided Roger Stone in Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign in 1979–80. Cohn helped Stone arrange for John B. Anderson to get the nomination of the Liberal Party of New York, a move that would help split the opposition to Reagan in the state. Stone said Cohn gave him a suitcase that Stone avoided opening and, as instructed by Cohn, dropped it off at the office of a lawyer influential in Liberal Party circles. Reagan carried the state with 46 percent of the vote. Speaking after the statute of limitations for bribery had expired, Stone said, “I paid his law firm. Legal fees. I don’t know what he did for the money, but whatever it was, the Liberal party reached its right conclusion out of a matter of principle.”[32]

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.[33]….” (Emphasis our own.)
See original article in its entirety and references here: CC-BY-SA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn (References also at post bottom). https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

See link to documents, including copies of original FHA-Justice Dept. documents here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/donald-trump-archive-documents-link-list/

David Koch has given VP Mike Pence at least $300,000 in campaign donations: https://sunlightfoundation.com/2016/07/25/following-the-money-behind-mike-pence. However, some sell-out on the cheap.

Pence has Russia ties through Cummins and his brother. His brother just retired in the last week or two but still probably has pension-investment in Cummins: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/is-cummins-vp-pences-motive-for-ignoring-cummings-warning-re-flynn-cummins-literally-moves-russia-including-military-partners-with-kamaz-owned-by-russian-gov-owned-sanctioned-entities-rostec-a/

The Troubled History of Alabama and Jeff Sessions” By Mark Pederson  
2017/01/10 · 08:09 https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/1/10/1618836/-The-Troubled-History-of-Alabama-and-Jeff-Sessions

Note that some “Uneasy Rider”, 1973, videos have lyrics but they have mistakes. There is also a 1988 “Uneasy Rider” which is not the same. Also, the ads are with the original video and have nothing to do with this blog, which is ad free.

References:
[1] Brenner, Marie. “HOW DONALD TRUMP AND ROY COHN’S RUTHLESS SYMBIOSIS CHANGED AMERICA“. Vanity Fair, June 28, 2017,

Wikipedia Roy Cohn References

2. “Roy Cohn, Aide to McCarthy and Fiery Lawyer, Dies at 59”. The New York Times. August 3, 1986. Retrieved March 11,2008. “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. Serwer, Andrew E. (August 21, 1995). “Who’s Crazy: The IRS or Mr. Moody?”. Fortune. Retrieved March 5, 2011.
20. ^ Auletta, Ken. “Don’t Mess with Roy Cohn”. Esquire. No. December 1978. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
21. ^ “Group Acquires Lionel Control. Roy Cohn Heads Syndicate That Has Bought More Than 200,000 Shares”. New York Times. October 9, 1959. Retrieved September 21, 2008.
22. ^ Vartan, Vartanig G. (May 7, 1963). “Roy Cohen Loses Top Lionel Post. Board Elects Victor Muscat as Its New Chairman. Proxy Fight Sidetracked Earnings Record. Reviewed Shareowners Convene to Hear Reports on Company Operations During the Year”. New York Times. Retrieved September 21, 2008.
23. ^ “Donald (John) Trump biography”. biography.com. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
24. ^ a b c Resnick, Gideon (December 15, 2015). “DOJ: Trump’s Early Businesses Blocked Blacks”. The Daily Beast. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
25. ^ “Donald Trump Was Once Sued By Justice Department For Not Renting To Blacks”. The Huffington Post. Retrieved June 16,2015.
26. ^ Dunlap, David W. (July 30, 2015). “1973 Meet Donald Trump”. The New York Times. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
27. ^ a b Elliott, Justin (April 28, 2011). “Donald Trump’s racial discrimination problem”. Salon.com. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
28. ^ David W. Dunlap – “Meet Donald Trump”, New York Times, July 30, 2015.. Retrieved August 10, 2015
29. 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.’”
30. ^ Tuccille, Jerome (1985). Trump: The Saga of America’s Most Powerful Real Estate Baron. Beard Books. p. 138. ISBN 9781587982231. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
31. ^ Graves, Graves. “Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch: inside the billionaire bromance”. The Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
32. ^ Labash, Matt (November 5, 2007). “Roger Stone, Political Animal, ‘Above all, attack, attack, attack—never defend.'”. The Weekly Standard.
33. ^ “Cohn Ko’D”. Time. July 7, 1986. Retrieved March 15, 2008. “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.”

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

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/donald-trump-archive-documents-link-list/