The only lawyer Trump professes to admire these days was a well-known paedophile, child trafficker and blackmailer who was disbarred from practice
By Joseph de Burca.
Michael Wolff has published two highly critical books of Donald Trump. Despite this, the former president granted Wolff an interview which has helped inform his latest book ‘Landslide’.
In the book, Trump fulminates and groans about perceived slights and betrayals. He is particularly critical of the 1,000 or so lawyers he retained during his career. None of them merit praise save for Roy Cohn, one of the most dishonest and indisputably evil lawyers ever to practice law in the US (that is to say until he was disbarred).
Cohn was also Trump’s mentor.
In July 2020 Village published a detailed and lengthy expose of Cohn’s trafficking of a young boy from Kincora Boys Home in Belfast to Venice, Italy, in the 1970s. The story can be found here: Trump’s mentor: another sociopathic paedophile child-trafficker in the mix; from Roy Cohn to Epstein and Maxwell.
The revelation that Cohn was involved in paedophile rings was not a new disclosure. In 1992 John W. De Camp published a book called ‘The Franklin Cover-Up’ in which he described a number of child abuse rings in the US including one which furnished children to political VIPs run by the CIA. De Camp’s book has never gone out of print. A second edition was published in 1996 and reprinted in 2001, 2005 and 2006.
In the 2006 edition at page 179 the author described the role of Robert Gray, a child trafficker from the Watergate era. Gray and a CIA agent called Edwin Wilson were involved in blackmail operations which exploited vulnerable children. According to the former CIA officer and whistleblower, Frank Terpil, CIA blackmailing operations involving paedophiles were intensive in Washington at the time of the Watergate scandal. Wilson ran one of them. Terpil told De Camp that:
historically, one of Wilson’s [CIA] jobs was to subvert members of both houses [of Congress] by any means necessary … Certain people could be easily coerced by living out their sexual fantasy in the flesh … A remembrance of these occasions [was] permanently recorded via selected cameras… The technicians in charge of filming … [were] TSD [Technical Services Division of the CIA]. The unwitting porn stars advanced in their political careers, some of [whom] may still be in office.
According to De Camp, the blackmail operation had been set up by Roy Cohn. He quotes the former head of the vice squad for one of America’s biggest cities who told him that:
Cohn’s job say you had an admiral, general, congressmen, who did not want to go along with the programme, Cohn’s job was to set them up, then they would go along. Cohn told me that himself.
This revelation helps makes sense of Cohn’s exploitation of the boy from Kincora. The latter home was part of a paedophile network exploited by MI5 and MI6 for a variety of nefarious reasons including the collection of ‘compromat’ and blackmail material. MI5, MI6 and the CIA were – and remain – allies. There was probably co-ordination of all sorts of blackmail operations during the Cold War to control politicians and senior NATO military figures.