It is the most under-reported story of the summer, and the mystery is why.
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, Mc Carthyite Mentor Roy Cohn,” published by the Daily Beast on July 23, 2015, and “Donald Trump and the Mob,” published on 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.Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Get Schema(String table Name, String provider Name, Table Type table Type) +28 Sub Sonic. Get Table Schema(String table Name, String provider Name) +20 Sub Sonic. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Argument Exception: Offset and length were out of bounds for the array or count is greater than the number of elements from index to the end of the source collection. Source Error: An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request.