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Roy Cohn: He was put on trial for pressuring the army. Roy Cohn and Joe McCarthy were improperly pressuring the army. He had stated something about homosexuals in government, when the irony was that he was homosexual. Roy Cohn didn’t share that he was a homosexual, so he kept it to himself until he died.

I haven’t been counting recently, but it seems as if almost every moderate, liberal, or left-wing pundit and politician who surveys the political future alludes to the prospect of a new McCarthyism.

Roy Marcus Cohn (February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American attorney who became famous during Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare. Cohn gained special prominence during the Army–McCarthy hearings. He was also an important member of the U.S. Department of Justice's prosecution team at the espionage trials of Soviet spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

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McCarthyism, Donald Trump, and "Angels in America" - Bitch

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"And you could kill me...but you couldn't ever defeat me...you never won. And when you die, all anyone will say is, 'Better that he had never lived at all.'" -- Ethel Rosenberg (Meryl Streep) to a dying Roy Cohn (Al Pacino), "Angels in America," by Tony Kushner, 2003. Photo c/o @hbo. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #MerylStreep #Mood

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Senator Joseph McCarthy (right) and his attorney, Roy Cohn, examine files during the Army-McCarthy hearings, 1954. - Stock Image

Roy Marcus Cohn (February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American attorney who became famous during Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare. Cohn gained special prominence during the Army–McCarthy hearings. He was also an important member of the U.S. Department of Justice's prosecution team at the espionage trials of Soviet spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

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Rupert Murdoch: Propaganda Recruit President Reagan meets with publisher Rupert Murdoch, U.S. Information Agency Director Charles Wick, lawyers Roy Cohn and Thomas Bolan in the Oval Office on Jan. 18, 1983. (Photo credit: Reagan presidential library)

Trump’s Mobbed Up, McCarthyite Mentor Roy Cohn

Trump’s Mobbed Up, McCarthyite Mentor Roy Cohn | Donald Trump’s brash and bullying style was learned at the heel of Roy Cohn, one of America’s most infamous lawyers. They met at Le Club, a private disco on the Upper East Side frequented by Jackie Kennedy, Al Pacino, and Diana Ross, according to Trump || TheDailyBeast [gotoComments]

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