White House Attorney Don McGahn
- John Eisenberg, NSC’s Top Attorney
- Michael Ellis, Attorney with Nunes on House IC, Susan Rice Wiretapping Scandal, March 2017
Congress asks Trump attorney Michael Cohen to turn over documents, testify “on May 30, 2017, Cohen refused to do so.” Washington Post Video Trump’s personal attorney hires attorney: Report The Hill June 16, 2017
Cohen is mentioned in the Steele Dossier as being key to the Trump-Russia communication and cover-up.
Resigned Marc E. Kasowitz, Defense Attorney retained by Trump to defend him in Russian investigation. “Kasowitz, who has known Trump for decades, has represented Trump in numerous cases, including on his divorce records, real estate transactions and allegations of fraud at Trump University. He is a partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman in New York. The outside legal team would be separate from the White House Counsel’s Office, which is led by Donald F. McGahn, who served as the Trump campaign’s attorney. ” Washington Post
July 21, 2017 “Marc Kasowitz is out as Mr. Trump’s personal attorney, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports. And Kasowitz’s spokesman, Mark Corallo, has resigned, Garrett says.” CBS News
Sheri Dillon of the International and Moscow Award-Winning Law Firm Morgan Lewis, is representing Trump in his tax audit. On January 11, 2017, Trump held a press conference and presented piles of empty, blank file folders. This is the same tactic that Trump’s mentor, Roy Cohn used. A lawyer discusses the tactic on SidebarForPlaintiffs.com Read about McCarthy attorney and Trump, Roger Stone and Atty. Paul Manafort Mentor, Roy Cohn here: A mentor in shamelessness: the man who taught Trump the power of publicity
December 16, 2016: ELECTIONS Free Speech For People Campaign for Accountability v. Russia and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., filed before the Federal Election Commission. The Complaint
Trump took $17 million in insurance for damage few remember Associated Press October 24, 2016 “PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump received a $17 million insurance payment in 2005 for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, but The Associated Press can find little evidence of such large-scale damage.
Trump has said the property was devastated after hurricanes in 2004 and 2005. But Mar-a-Lago members, staff and preservation officials do not recall significant damage, raising questions about how the payout was approved. Nor do Palm Beach building permit records show that Trump ever performed major reconstruction or restoration work to the historic property, though former city officials say such repairs would almost certainly have required approval.
Trump did not answer questions from the AP about the damage, but he conceded pocketing some of the insurance money in a 2007 deposition in an unrelated civil lawsuit.” Associated Press
Underestimating Wealth 2006, “Trump has accused both Forbes magazine and “TrumpNation” author Timothy O’Brien of under-estimating his wealth. (He filed a defamation suit in 2006 against O’Brien, who had estimated Trump’s net worth at between $150 and $250 million, claiming that the assertions in his book were inaccurate and had cost the Trump Organization deals. The suit was eventually dismissed.)” The Real Deal
Gambino-associated Moll sued at Trump Tower “FBI agents subpoenaed Trump in 1980 to ask about his dealing with John Cody, a Teamsters official described by law enforcement as a very close associate of the Gambino crime family…But a female friend of Cody’s, a woman with no job who attributed her lavish lifestyle to the kindness of friends, bought three Trump Tower apartments right beneath the triplex where Donald lived with his wife Ivana. Cody stayed there on occasion and invested $500,000 in the units. Trump, Barrett reported, helped the woman get a $3 million mortgage without filling out a loan application or showing financials. In the summer of 1982 Cody, then under indictment, ordered a citywide strike—but the concrete work continued at Trump Tower. After Cody was convicted of racketeering, imprisoned and lost control of the union, Trump sued the woman for $250,000 for alteration work. She countersued for $20 million and in court papers accused Trump of taking kickbacks from contractors, asserting this could “be the basis of a criminal proceeding requiring an attorney general’s investigation” into Trump. Trump then quickly settled, paying the woman a half-million dollars.” Politico
TRUMP SETTLED FOR FRAUD & CONSPIRACY
Illegal Polish Immigrants built Trump Tower while Mafia-controlled Union Permitted It “In 1979, when Trump hired a demolition contractor to take down the Bonwit Teller department store to make way for Trump Tower, he hired as many as 200 non-union men to work alongside about 15 members of the House Wreckers Union Local 95. The non-union workers were mostly illegal Polish immigrants paid $4 to $6 per hour with no benefits, far below the union contract. At least some of them did not use power tools but sledgehammers, working 12 hours a day or more and often seven days a week. Known as the “Polish brigade,” many didn’t wear hard hats. Many slept on the construction site…the Genovese family principally controlled the union; this was demonstrated by extensive testimony, documents and convictions in federal trials, as well as a later report by the New York State Organized Crime Task Force…When the Polish workers and a union dissident sued for their pay and benefits, Trump denied any knowledge that illegal workers without hard hats were taking down Bonwit with sledgehammers. The trial, however, demonstrated otherwise: Testimony showed that Trump panicked when the nonunion Polish men threatened a work stoppage because they had not been paid. Trump turned to Daniel Sullivan, a labor fixer and FBI informant, who told him to fire the Polish workers. Trump knew the Polish brigade was composed of underpaid illegal immigrants and that S&A was a mob-owned firm, according to Sullivan and others. “Donald told me that he was having his difficulties and he admitted to me that — seeking my advice — that he had some illegal Polish employees on the job. I reacted by saying to Donald that ‘I think you are nuts,'” Sullivan testified at the time. “I told him to fire them promptly if he had any brains.” In an interview later, Sullivan told me the same thing.” In 1991, a federal judge, Charles E. Stewart Jr., ruled that Trump had engaged in a conspiracy to violate a fiduciary duty, or duty of loyalty, to the workers and their union and that the “breach involved fraud and the Trump defendants knowingly participated in his breach.” The judge did not find Trump’s testimony to be sufficiently credible and set damages at $325,000. The case was later settled by negotiation, and the agreement was sealed.” Politico