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How Giuliani Might Take Down Trump

THE PARALLELS BETWEEN THE MAFIA AND THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION ARE STRIKING, AND GIULIANI PERFECTED THE TEMPLATE FOR PROSECUTING ORGANIZED CRIME.

Any onetime Mafia investigator who listened to the Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen testify on Feb. 27 would have immediately recognized the congressional hearing’s historical analogue — what America witnessed on Capitol Hill wasn’t so much John Dean turning on President Richard Nixon, circa 1973; it was the mobster Joseph Valachi turning on the Cosa Nostra, circa 1963.

The Valachi hearings, led by Sen. John McClellan of Arkansas, opened the country’s eyes for the first time to the Mafia, as the witness broke “omertà” — the code of silence — to speak in public about “,” Cosa Nostra. He explained

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