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Trump's Mob Ties Exposed

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Published on May 23, 2016

Donald Trump used to do business with mobsters. A recent Politico story details a young Trump’s involvement with former New York crime bosses Paul Castellano and Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"But Trump was not clean as a whistle. Beginning three years earlier, he’d hired mobbed-up firms to erect Trump Tower and his Trump Plaza apartment building in Manhattan, including buying ostensibly overpriced concrete from a company controlled by mafia chieftains Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno and Paul Castellano. That story eventually came out in a federal investigation, which also concluded that in a construction industry saturated with mob influence, the Trump Plaza apartment building most likely benefited from connections to racketeering. Trump also failed to disclose that he was under investigation by a grand jury directed by the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, who wanted to learn how Trump obtained an option to buy the Penn Central railroad yards on the West Side of Manhattan...

This is part of the Donald Trump story that few know. As Barrett wrote in his book, Trump didn’t just do business with mobbed-up concrete companies: he also probably met personally with Salerno at the townhouse of notorious New York fixer Roy Cohn, in a meeting recounted by a Cohn staffer who told Barrett she was present. This came at a time when other developers in New York were pleading with the FBI to free them of mob control of the concrete business.”*

Read more here: http://www.politico.com/magazine/stor...

Hosts: Cenk Uygur

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