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    What are TRUMP's mob connections?

    Watching 60 Minutes--all recycled stories about the MOB. 2% "mob tax" on ALL construction in NYC. (According to FBI agent embeded). Who did the fixing or payouts on the many TRUMP properties? At the time TRUMP was building his biz, how could he have not dealt with the mob? The 70s WERE rife with corruption and that was when was he was starting out. I'm telling you it would have been IMPOSSIBLE to avoid "doing business" in NYC without navigating that REALITY. That would be a most interesting story.
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    Its fairly well documented that the Trump family had dealings with the mob. His father Fred was said to have had decent relations with them and passed on what he knew to his son Donald. Where I went to college, we had students intern with the Trump organization and they also claimed, that the mob was always around. This was in the 80s and so I don't know what happens nowadays.
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    Makes ya wonder...

    Pensito Review Why the Silence about Donald Trump?s Mob Ties?

    Jon Ponder | Sep 8, 2015

    The company he keeps – from left: Paul “Big Paul” Castellano, Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, Roy Cohn, and Trump

    It is the most under-reported story of the summer, and the mystery is why. Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner is well known to have had ties to notorious crime figures like Paul “Big Paul” Castellano, head of the Gambino crime family, Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, boss of the Genovese mob, and other crime figures in New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey.

    Trump’s palling around mobsters is well-documented. So why are his Republican opponents reluctant to use his sleazy connections against him, as they surely know he would do if the tables were turned?

    While the story has gone unreported on cable outlets and by the major dailies, it has been public knowledge for at least a quarter century. All an intrepid oppo researcher would need to do to uncover the facts is spend a few seconds on a Google search.

    There they would find three recent stories about Trump and the mob — two in legitimate online sources — “Trump’s Mobbed Up, McCarthyite Mentor Roy Cohn,” published by the Daily Beast on July 23, 2015, and “Donald Trump and the Mob,” published on CNN.com on July 31. 2015 — as well as a story in a right-wing outlet, the Federalist, published on July 28, 2015.

    In his Federalist article, David Marcus*makes the point*that if “Trump wants to be a serious candidate for president, and has the numbers to back it up, he must be vetted like a serious candidate for president. A good place to start is to take a hard look at Trump’s ties to Philadelphia and New York organized-crime families.”

    Marcus cites “Trump, The Deals and the Downfall,” by Wayne Barrett, a book that uncovered Trump’s ties to mobsters back in 1992.

    “The Atlantic City story starts with Trump’s purchase of a bar, at twice its market value, from Salvatore Testa, a made man in the Philadelphia mafia and son of Philip ‘Chicken Man’ Testa, who was briefly head of the Philly mob after Angelo Bruno’s 1980 killing,” Marcus writes. “Harrah’s casino, half owned by Trump, would be built on that land, and Trump would quickly buy out his partner, Harrah’s Entertainment, and rename the casino Trump Plaza.”

    Trump contracted with mob-owned construction and concrete companies to build his Atlantic City casino, just as he did on several projects in Manhattan, including Trump Tower, his garish Fifth Avenue headquarters. The contractor for Trump Tower was S&A Concrete Co., which was owned by Fat Tony Salerno and Big Paul Castellano, according to Marcus and other sources.

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    Have also read blogs and rumors on the internet that the mob still has some control over voting machines and many towns and some have speculated that they will rig the election so Trump wins. Some think this whole campaign has the workings of the mob. Who knows? Sounds nuts but so do a lot of other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Its fairly well documented that the Trump family had dealings with the mob. His father Fred was said to have had decent relations with them and passed on what he knew to his son Donald. Where I went to college, we had students intern with the Trump organization and they also claimed, that the mob was always around. This was in the 80s and so I don't know what happens nowadays.
    It's funny, I hadn't thought about it in our insular world of everday govt. corruption in the "Sunshine" state (yeah we have govt. In the sunshine laws). I have no idea what level of "gumba" type politics might exist in the small hamlets and beach communities down and across each coast. There certainly was influences in the SE part of the state. Drug cartel conxns?? Who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Have also read blogs and rumors on the internet that the mob still has some control over voting machines and many towns and some have speculated that they will rig the election so Trump wins. Some think this whole campaign has the workings of the mob. Who knows? Sounds nuts but so do a lot of other things.
    Rigged voting machines?

    How very republican!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Have also read blogs and rumors on the internet that the mob still has some control over voting machines and many towns and some have speculated that they will rig the election so Trump wins. Some think this whole campaign has the workings of the mob. Who knows? Sounds nuts but so do a lot of other things.
    Yeah, I'm not prone to conspiracy theories but I saw with my own eyes who actually won the 2000 election in FLA. I have no idea how the ballots I looked at were counted in the end!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howey View Post
    Rigged voting machines?

    How very republican!
    Ask OHIO.
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