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Excerpts from Trump-Murdoch lawyer-mentor Roy Cohn’s complaint to the head of the US information agency, Charles Wick re Murdoch newspaper access to Reagan. It was written in April, several months after Reagan, Murdoch and Cohn had met together:



President Reagan greeting Rupert Murdoch in oval office. 1/18/83. (Ronald Reagan Library)
To understand Murdoch’s relationship with Trump, it helps to understand his relationship with one of the president’s predecessors in the White House, Ronald Reagan, with whom Murdoch enjoyed surprisingly close ties, facilitated and fostered by the same man who links him to Trump: Roy Cohn.” (“Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch: inside the billionaire bromance” by Lucia Graves, Read the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/16/donald-trump-rupert-murdoch-friendship-fox-news )

Roy Cohn standing and facing Reagan, 1/18/1983 meeting

Reagan meets with Murdoch, Roy Cohn, U.S. Information Agency Director Charles Wick and Thomas Bolan. 1/18/83 (Ronald Reagan Library)

Roy Cohn is apparently referring to this meeting, a matchmaking meeting?

See the entire letter and a follow-up at post bottom.

Bill Casey, mentioned at the top: “As campaign manager of Ronald Reagan’s successful presidential campaign in 1980… He then served on the transition team following the election. After Reagan took office, Reagan named Casey to the post of Director of Central Intelligence…. The day before Casey was scheduled to testify before Congress related to his knowledge of the Iran–Contra affair, Casey suffered two seizures and was hospitalized. Three days later, Casey underwent surgery for a previously undiagnosed brain tumor.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Casey

Trump doesn’t consider Fox, owned by Trump’s long-time friend Murdoch, fake news. Beware that the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and the New York Post are also Murdoch owned. Trump and Murdoch have known each other for decades and both were apparently close to Roy Cohn who acted as both mentor and lawyer. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/12/17/roy-cohns-men-mccarthy-the-mafia-trump-murdoch-roger-stone-manafort-the-john-birch-society-and-the-kochs/

According to Rasmussen Reports, “40% of all voters think Fox News should be the winner of the first annual Fake News Trophy./ CNN is in second place with 25% support, followed by MSNBC (9%), ABC (4%), CBS (3%) and NBC (2%). Six percent (6%) say the award should go to someone else, and 11% are undecided..” (See: “The Winner of the 1st Annual Fake News Trophy Is … “, November 30, 2017, Rasmussen Reports)

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

Charles Z. Wick (October 12, 1917 – July 20, 2008)[1][2] was director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) under President Ronald Reagan (1981–1989). As USIA director, Wick launched the first live global satellite television network….
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Z._Wick




Emphasis added. An original pdf copy of the public domain letters may be downloaded via a Consortium News link in this excellent Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/16/donald-trump-rupert-murdoch-friendship-fox-news

Public Domain Photos: https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/photo-galleries/meeting-with-v-i-p-s