WASHINGTON. “I can’t stand squealers, hit that guy!” said Albert Anastasia, the ruthless hitman who came to lead the Gambino crime family. Anastasia himself was later shot to death while sitting in a barber’s chair in 1957.
Sleeping with the fishes
Speaking of the Gambinos, Giovanni Gambino, son of the late crime boss Francesco “Ciccio” Gambino, said President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, whose testimony before Congress electrified the anti-Trump fake news media – may have signed his own death warrant by spilling his guts to Washington lawmakers.
Gambino told the Daily Mail:
“Inmates love Trump, and hate rats. If he [Cohen] wants to get out alive, he better keep his mouth shut about Trump.”
Cohen, you see, is slated to serve a three-year prison term, which was delayed until May. US District Court Judge William H. Pauley wished to give Cohen time to recover from recent surgery and, oh yes, testify before Congress.
Judge Pauley was appointed to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton.
The reach of the Clinton crime is deep!
So, what did we learn from Michael Cohen’s “devastating” testimony before Congress?
- He knows nothing about Trump/Russia collusion.
- Cohen denies under oath the claim made in the anti-Trump dossier, compiled by British spy Christopher Steele, that he visited Prague to meet with Russians to coordinate plans to steal the 2016 presidential election from the angelic Hillary Clinton.
- He denied another Steele dossier charge that Russia possesses compromising videotapes of Trump cavorting with Russian prostitutes, which they use to blackmail the president.
- Finally, Cohen denied Trump ordered him to lie to Congress about his failed Russia hotel deal.
What Cohen did say was that Trump runs his business enterprises “much like a mobster.” However, Cohen said Trump gives his wise guys oblique rather than direct orders, thus giving himself plausible deniability.
“He doesn’t give you questions, he doesn’t give you orders. He speaks in a code, and I understand the code because I’ve been around him for a decade,” Cohen told Congress.
A new anti-Trump narrative
With Trump/Russia collusion having fallen flat on its face, a new narrative has taken shape: Trump is America’s top Mafia Don.
All hail, Don “The Donald” Corleone!
The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehard wrote that when he thinks of Trump, he is “afraid.” When he called Trump a mob boss on MSNBC, “I hesitated in the way we used to talk about once-taboo subjects, like being gay or cancer.”
“A president wouldn’t fire the FBI director over an investigation of his election campaign. But a mob boss would. A president wouldn’t belittle his attorney general and bemoan his lack of loyalty. But a mob boss would. A president wouldn’t strip national security clearances from his critics… Trump even gave West Wing jobs to his daughter and son-in-law, who has his own real estate empire to worry about. You’ve seen the ‘Godfather’ movies. A loyalty-dependent mob boss must have family close by.”
Even the New York Times says Trump acted like that city’s more notorious racketeers, adopting…
“… the language of Mafia bosses by calling those who cooperate with the special counsel ‘rats.’ His lawyer talks openly about a strategy to smear and discredit the special counsel investigation. The president’s allies in Congress and the conservative news media warn of an insidious plot inside the Justice Department and the F.B.I. to subvert a democratically elected president.”
Did you get that last part? Those concerned over the discredited charge Trump colluded with Russia, coupled with its use by the FBI as a pretext to launch investigations whose purpose is to unseat a duly-elected president, is fundamentally Mafia-like.
Eliot Ness and his untouchable deplorables
What really angers Democrats and their fake news allies is not Trump’s use of Mafia nomenclature. It’s that he successfully undermined the Clinton crime organization’s plan to hijack the White House in the same way it highjacked the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination from the doddering Sen. Bernie Sanders.
In that sense, Trump’s foiling of another Clinton crime caper was hardly an act reminiscent of those practiced by Alphonse Capone.
Rather, it was more like the heroics of the “untouchable” US Treasury Agent Elliot Ness.
In the 1930s, the FBI’s war against the nation’s notorious “public enemies” began to bear fruit only after federal agents equipped themselves with the same tools used by the gangsters they hunted.
That’s to say, shoulder holstered revolvers and rapid-fire sub-machine guns.
Trump defeated the Democrat/Media/Deep State Mafia with the backing of a gang that outnumbered them all. And that gang became a powerful weapon as well. One the entrenched Washington mob did not have in its arsenal.
The untouchable “deplorables” of the American electorate.
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C-SPAN screen capture. Inset of dead Gambino crime boss Albert Anastasia.