17 minutes | Mar 13, 2023
MIKEY COHEN STRIKES AGAIN!
Davey…….you a gangster now, let’s be clear and concise, it is almost likely like our guy Donald J Trump, will most likely face criminal charges on the island of Manhattan, very soon, and indeed the chickens might be coming home to roost, but again let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, cause we are still living in these United States of America, of disorganization, confusion and just plain stupidity…. Imagine this story, there is a guy named Michael Cohen, and Cohen at some point in his life maybe he is a good guy, well intentioned, and on his way up, then he hitches his wagon to Donnie T. for some reason, and he starts to dabble in the dark arts, he figures what the hell, I’m making some scratch, I’m living a good life, maybe at the time he was taking Donnie’s money, he knew what he was doing maybe Mikey Boy was even smarter than Trump, I mean he did go to law school right, he studied, and everyone in NYC knew Don was a dirtball, but again maybe Mikey had a good retainer, and unlike most of his lawyers Trump paid him. And then the dark arts, well they got fucking darker, and now Mikey found himself in the middle of this dirtball running for President, and guess what he wins, and oh my god, Mikey must be scratching his head cause he knows the gig is up, and the only thing to follow is most likely indictments and jail time, and GUESS WHAT this isn’t a fucking Hollywood political series on Netflix, this is the country we live in, in real time…..
25 minutes | Feb 20, 2023
Trump Mafia listeners today we have a special episode, for those of you listening, this is a cross over episode that tells the larger-than-life story of a last-minute pardon by Donald Trump, that never happened. This episode follows the intriguing story of Hip-Hop luminary and executive James “ Jimmy Henchman “ Rosemond, who with the help of Mike Tyson, Jim Brown, Michael K Williams, and a team of lawyers was given a pardon by Trump, only for the Justice Department to shut it down.
4 minutes | Feb 17, 2023
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17 minutes | Feb 10, 2023
LOOKING, SEARCHING, SEEKING, FINDING
I am looking for inspiration, and please Trump Mafia listeners send me some mail, tell me what you want me to talk about, tell me what you are interested in because when I look around, Biden, Chinese Spy Balloons, Trump posting high school, pictures of DeSantis, like Tony Soprano it seems morbid as fuck, but hey like they say we gotta press on, we gotta keep fighting, we gotta find some inspiration. See, I used to like Biden a little bit, but when I look at his son, the laptop, the crack, the business in other parts of the globe, I just get a sense that all these fucks are just corrupt, I looked around at some of them at the State of the Union address, and they all look like gargoyles, just feeing their mouths at the trough of greed, destruction, ego, and they are all playing a fucking game, with the lives of ordinary citizens, with people who are impoverished, disenfranchised, etc.… I was talking to a colleague this week, and the topic of the IRS came up, I can’t express with any more frustration what he told me he just heard...
11 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Let’s face it, you probably want to know, where is this Special Counsel guy, Jack Smith, is he back from the Hague in the Netherlands, where is he working out of, what could he possibly be doing, and finally, will this Special Counsel do what no one seems to be able to do in any jurisdiction — Indict Donald J. Trump! In the case of Donnie, don’t we all wish it could happen as quickly as an episode of Law and Order? Wouldn’t that be nice, clean, efficient, end years of bullshit, madness, and sadness that this guy was President? Tracking various news outlets, it seems as if the media titans are really wondering, what is going on, who is working with Jackie Boy, and are there any clues as to what exactly he is interested in? Here is what I am finding, after reviewing articles in Slate, the New York Times, and the Washington Post: His task is two-fold according to reporting in SLATE------ The ongoing investigation involving classified documents and other presidential records found on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property— 26 boxes’ worth—and the investigation into whether any person or entity unlawfully interfered with the transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election. He also issued about 40 subpoenas in a week’s time for his investigation into the 2020 election certification. Those subpoenas include testimony from Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — the guy Trump pleaded with to just find 11,780 votes—along with election officials across the country. Trump’s former White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his chief deputy, Patrick Philbin, have already testified before Smith’s grand jury. If you ask me, as far as I am concerned, this whole classified doc situation, let’s just call it even at this point, I mean Biden has docs at his library, at his home in Delaware, I mean shit as a kid I used to vacation in Rehoboth Beach, where I know Biden has a Summer home, have they found docs there as of yet?
10 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
FORGET IT JAKE, IT'S CHINATOWN
I told you at the top of the year I wanted to branch out in terms of stories and intel, I am confident I can keep you informed on interesting tidbits that are starting to form across the world, and one area that always keeps my fascination is the work of global intelligence agencies, across our planet. This week I caught a story written and investigated by William K. Rashbaum, and I am going to butcher this name, Megha Rajagopalan, both NY Times journalist. The headline is very curious: WITH FBI SEARCH US ESCALATES GLOBAL FIGHT OVER CHINESE POLICE OUTPOSTS. What I find odd, is first how on earth are Chinese Police functioning on United States soil, what are these outposts that they speak of. Would it be odd, if we had NYPD in China, I think so, but maybe I am just uniformed.
18 minutes | Jan 12, 2023
MY MIND'S PLAYIN' TRICKS ON ME
I swear that I am not an angry guy, I really swear, this morning I even listened to the Dalai Lama on a podcast with Dan Harris, they were talking about the idea we are all one, and trust me, I want to feel like that I really do, I am trying, but.... I can say there is a member of the Republican Party that is not Donnie, that when I see him or I hear him, physically makes me have a visceral reaction of anger, a hatred that is very rare and as of late, I just choose to ignore it, as they say I have been trying to become more Eastern philosophy, more buddhist, but browsing the New York Times, I saw a headline and a picture that I had to read a few times, because I thought it was an ad for a George Orwell novel, and next to it, there he was a picture of Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. Was My mind playing Tricks on Me, my brain not registering what I was reading? Divided House Approves G.O.P. Inquiry into Weaponization of Government? That was the headline of the New York Times, and it was in this moment, I started to become apoplectic. I threw the controller at the TV, and realized finally, the Republicans have decided to look into the weaponization of Government, and Jim Jordan is leading the charge? But hold up WHAT THE FUCK is the weaponization of government, and why is this flaming asshole excuse of a politician talking about the weaponization of the government when he was one of the dickheads, who sided with this idea that the election was fixed and Stop the Steal. Now before we move forward, I don’t know what it is about Jordan, but I know he was a wrestler or a wrestling coach, and every fucking time I see that guy he reminds me of that fucking creepy movie that Steve Carrell was in, when he played that weirdo wrestling coach based on E.I. Dupont, and that whole fucking creepy house, and wrestling tights, and if I am being honest, Jim Jordan just looks like the fucking guy who was the house, wrestling, and I can remember some scandal with Jordan when he was a coach at Ohio State University, and a doctor and genitals, and the whole fucking bit. Not sure if I made that up because I hate the guy, but I think all that actually happened and people in Ohio thought yeah sure WHY NOT VOTE for the guy who looked the other way when a doctor molested some kids, sounds about right.
15 minutes | Jan 11, 2023
RISIN' TO THE TOP
It seems like here at Trump mafia headquarters we get a bit of fan mail, and I have to say, I like to give these people a shout out, and admit when I am wrong, or missed something. This week, I got a message from Markus, and it reads: I have enjoyed your Trump Mafia podcast very much - until the most current episode - Sunset Boulevard. Now, I understand that not everybody is into classic movies, but labeling Sunset Boulevard “a dumb movie from the 1950’s” is not only ignorant, but it also makes me question the author’s ability to objectively talk about the bigger themes surrounding Trump. First, Sunset Boulevard is an outstanding and for its time revolutionary movie that’s rightfully and consistently listed among the best American movies of all time by film critics, filmmakers, and historians. The fact that Trump adores it doesn’t mean he values cinematic art, he obviously has no clue what the movie really is about. And THAT is the fascinating part of his obsession with this film. Yes, the parallels between Norma Desmond and Trump are eerily creepy, but she’s a sad and tragic figure who ends up killing the young screenwriter/admirer she keeps in her house. The movie ends with Norma Desmond being driven to a fake film set so she thinks she’s finally making another movie, while the police are waiting for her on the other end. Why would Trump admire a psychotic, deranged diva who’s no longer wanted by anyone and who ends up in prison? She’s - based on Trump’s logic - a “big time loser”! I mean, what Trump sees or not sees in this film is telling us more about his deranged narcissistic psyche than all his Tweets, rambling speeches, and embarrassing interviews. - I’d say, neither the New York Magazine article nor the Washington Post piece have been able to truly unravel this mystery. FASCINATING, and SAD. Cheers, Markus Well Markus, Well said, brilliant analogy and terrific examination of how the mainstream media missed the talking points on the film, I am not old Hollywood film buff, but man o man you nailed it brother, I missed that nuance, so with that I humbly thank you. I guess Markus brings up a good point and something I like to examine here on the podcast, and that is the many insane at times think pieces of mainstream journalism that covers politics. Who has the time to parse thru so much information, and who should we all be listening to. At times I listen to the Joe Rogan podcast, and Rogan said something last week that I appreciate, to watch or read the news these days, a lot of these platforms lack the ability to just have a normal common sense conversation, or a conversation you would have sitting around someone’s living room, let’s be honest if Rachel Maddow showed up at your party and she talked like she did on air, you would think she was mental, RIGHT? I am in constant motion and searching for ideas and articles that are driving our conversations, or hidden gems that I can talk about here or give my own humble analysis, and with that is a full ingestion of what is becoming a fractured news and media business. Most of the younger generation are more apt to gravitate towards social media , get their news from Instagram or Tik Tok, or Twitter, I would hope the Trump mafia is a more sophisticated bunch, who actually seek out good info, or original info, or information that challenges the status quo. With this latest batch of mail, from listeners, I also know that I must keep sharp, and the Trump story, well let’s be honest for the last few months, it has been moments of immense starting news leaks, balanced out with this idea that the Trump Train maybe is losing steam or gas. But I keep staying in somewhere in the middle, because what we have ALL done collectively over the course of the last few years, is underestimate the power of a CARNIVAL BARKER to capture the attention of the majority of America, we ALL should be shaking our heads that WE STILL Can have these conversations about Trump, and the narrative continues. I get a sense, yet again right now is the calm before the storm, a QUIET period before sheer LUNACY grips our political spectrum, but with that in mind, let me run down some of the media and political trends I am seeing, feeling or hearing as we start the year, as I feel like this week was the FIRST REAL Week where PEOPLE are really starting to get comfortable in 2023, let the madness begin.
14 minutes | Jan 3, 2023
Alright, fine, I know I have been away. I’m sorry, I’m sorry what do you want from me huh, it’s not easy tracking this piece of shit for years now, it has been a drain on my soul, it has been a drain on my fucking brain. But, first order of business is some fan mail from Jeff Cane, an Englishman in LA. I agree with you, Cousin Andy and Mr. Schmatta, those guys they are lost man, they sit in their own enclaves and bubble of Trump martyrdom, and they continue to have diarrhea of the mouth and isn’t that the point. I wanted to run that without commentary, without interruption because sadly enough Jeffrey there is a large percentage of American’s out there that are lost, just simply adrift in a political boat up river, a Heart of Darkness Journey for lack of a better term, so again Jeff, I promise, if Cousin Andy ever appears again on Trump Mafia, he will be grilled for his faulty beliefs, for his views that remind me of the people that drank the Kool aid in Jonestown, or the fellas who took the potion who were wearing velour jumpsuits and Nike Cortez waiting for some alien space ship that never arrived. I can’t say we do top notch journalism here at the Mafia, but I agree that maybe I should have held Cousin Andy’s feet to the fire, but isn’t it much better to just let the craziness roll? I think in my vacation, it has been a little quiet, a little depressed and from what I have been reading, there seems to be a lot of journalistic think pieces on Donnie that basically remind me of the kind of journalism that is written when an athlete who is supposed to retire, plays that extra season, steps into that ring one more time, or makes that comeback run wearing number 45 like Jordan when he played for the Washington Wizards, you remember that don’t you? But let’s hold up a bit here and really talk about this, if Donnie is on the ropes, if Donnie is in this depressing vortex, or if New Year’s Eve at Mar a Lago was piss in my chowder boring, then maybe this is the end, maybe just maybe this is it?? I mean I literally saw a headline about New Year’s Eve at Mar-A-Lago being depressing, come on journalists we can do better than that, I am sure the fucking conservative, plastic surgery Dinosaur set at the resort were fine with their expensive champagne and Beef Wellington, let’s not get crazy here.
16 minutes | Dec 8, 2022
LOVE TO HATE
I want to apologize to the listeners, when I look around , I am not inspired, I can’t find the motivation or the wherewithal to dive into the nuances of our American political system because as far as I see it, as a country currently, the bottom line no matter how you swing it, is stupidity reigns, greed reigns, idiots reign, and HATE reigns. What is the deal with all this hate, antisemitism, racism, classicism, every hate imaginable it fills our airwaves, and our screens. Why do I have to read about the hate speech of Kanye, or Nick Fuentes, or that fucking excuse of a human being hanging out with Kanye Milo Yiannopoulos, or whatever the fuck his name is, I thought that dick head went back to the rock he crawled out of. SO fuck Kanye, Fuck Trump, Fuck McConnell, fuck Herschel Walker, fuck the right wing Oath Keepers, and fuck EVERYONE who utters words of hate, or racism, or antisemitism, go fucking get a job, have a Budweiser and like they say in Chicago GET FUCKED, ….as you can see for some reason my Apple News feed, my TV, I keep seeing the lowest common denominator shine through, and you know what I guess we deserve it, we earned it.
26 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
COUSIN ANDY & MR. SCHMATTA
Welcome to the first ever Trump Mafia Live Interview. As only we at Trump Mafia HQ could do, we just walked into a bar in Connecticut, found a couple of Pro-Trumpers, and let them have the mic. To protect their identities, we will call them by their suggested noms de plumes — Cousin Andy and Mr. Schmatta. The ideas and opinions of this episode do no reflect the opinions of Trump Mafia.
7 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
Red Wave, Blue Wave, it seems these days when you look at this political menagerie what is there really to get excited about, but here are my personal musings and takeaways, do with it what you will, and don’t hold my feet to the fire right now, as I know some results are still trickling in, so I reserve the right as they say in legal circles to change my opinion and my observations. Well, first thing is that it appears as if Donnie "T" is very upset, I think the word is LIVID from what I can tell and what early reporting is indicating. But I am not sure WHY, the narrative I feel that exists right now is that there was NO RED WAVE, but at the end of the day, it looks like Republicans will control the House, and probably the Senate, so how the fuck is that good news? Under the circumstances I just feel that adds to a more divided country and more fuckery from the Republican power base, again this is still up in the air, but I don’t know how the Democrats are happy. I want whatever the fuck they're smoking.
15 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Midterm Mayhem, is what you can call it, and I guess as we all go about our days and nights we probably have more important things to worry about, maybe you got hemorrhoids, or you have to host Aunt Karen for Thanksgiving, or even worse you have to get on an airplane on the day before Thanksgiving and try and survive the 1,000 deadly cuts that is American air travel, BUT I’m here for you because we should talk a little bit about the mid-terms, and for you young TikTok twerps I am not talking about your college exams, pay attention. Why do I care, why should you care, I don’t fucking know, but I have a feeling call it a gut instinct that if the mid-terms go a certain way, as a country we might embark on a new frontier of overwhelming ass backward political shenanigans that make the Trump presidency look like a time of tranquility. So, if you haven’t been paying attention let me give you a quick explainer, and keep in mind, I am not sure that I even like politics but at a certain point I can’t sit on my hands. Early intel and polls are showing a few things, let me give you the rundown: The midterms are November 8th for those of you who have been living in a fucking hole, A CNN poll shows that voters are now more inclined to vote Republican than Democrat, despite earlier predictions that showed the opposite, let’s take the polling stuff with a grain of salt, remember no polls predicated good old Donnie Boy.
14 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
BILLIONS AND BONE SAWS
I have spent a lot of time in my life investigating criminals, drug kingpins, arms dealers, killers, shooters, mafia hit men, you name it I’ve sat face to face with em, so I know crime, I know gangsters, and I know the underworld. As of late as I look at the geo-political landscape, and the globalization of crime and business, I can only shake my head. Recently I did a film about a crew of kids in New York City named the Supreme Team, they were major narcotics traffickers who fed New York City with crack cocaine, and now the two leaders find themselves in jail for life, which I find on the surface to not be quite fair. My calculation is based on the level of criminality that now takes place in politics and actually has an effect on our lives, which is staggering. That is why recently when I read an article in Vanity Fair, I got angry, I couldn’t believe what I was reading, Jared Kushner, was given $2 Billion Dollars from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign Wealth Fund.
16 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
JANUARY 6TH AKA PLEADING THE 5TH
Now now Donnie, you insulted me a little bit, just a little bit. But the headlines, the major headlines they keep coming. And look at this, you just got another subpoena! I wonder how that works, who takes your subpoenas, is it your head of security I think his name is or was something like Matty Calamari, seems about right cause at this point you might have more indictments than Joe Colombo, but let’s get serious, this January 6th Committee buddy it just doesn’t want to go away. What does this mean? Does this mean that you actually get to testify, that you will sit in front of the committee and answer questions, real questions. I guess a part of you would really, really love that, you would be back front and center, that red tie, nice blue suit, a perfect orange hue for the cameras, a haircut, that accentuates the comb over…… Is this what we are looking at Donnie, talk to me?
22 minutes | Oct 20, 2022
BADGE OF HONOR
If you are wondering why we started what usually is a political podcast with a football clip, then you haven’t really been paying attention to the news cycle of what is going on in Georgia and the Senate race between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock, which could be the deciding race on who controls the Senate, which in understanding that I start to get anxiety, I don’t blame you for not watching the news, as of late it reminds of that scene in A Clockwork Orange where the main characters eyeballs are kept open by a mechanical device so he can watch disturbing videos, it best describes my experience. I wasn’t really paying attention to the news out of Georgia, but I kept seeing these weird headlines about Herschel, and it seems like on the surface being a best buddy with Donnie T, the crazy factor is most likely dialed up, but even for the Republican crazy machine some of the things he is saying in the media seem a bit off, so where do I begin. Walker's ex-wife has accused him of nearly killing her, holding a gun to her, the nice Christian boy has had three kids by three different women, which I guess is find unless you are campaigning on family values and the idea of the absentee father, which I saw one of his sons go on TikTok and say some more disturbing things about Walker. Again, with these claims the Republican Party power base is still fully behind Walker, I guess Fake news is the word of the day in Georgia, and he is pro-life, so there is that.
17 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
BILLION DOLLAR BULLSHIT ARTIST
The components of the Trump narrative are vast, complex, dumb, and bizarre to say the least, but the long-term effects that his presidency has had on this country, and the ripple effects within the news and culture we all ingest is profound. I can joke at times about the absurdity of Trump but bubbling beneath the surface is a lot of hate, malice, vitriol, and violence by some of his followers, Trump’s philosophy, say anything, do anything, lie, steal, cheat to WIN, that ethos has had ramifications, and might have already shattered our fragile democracy. This week, when the verdict against Alex Jones came down, and the headline was that the damages he would have to pay was close to a BILLION DOLLARS, I hope it was a sign that sheer lunacy, lies, conspiracy theories, and just plain hate is unacceptable, and to the families of those children in Sandy Hook Connecticut, who fought for 10 YEARS to see this through, I commend them, and their lawyers that they buried this cocksucker in what will hopefully be a future of being chased for his money with no relent.
28 minutes | Oct 13, 2022
Okay, so two things have happened that maybe I was wrong about Tucker Carlson, or maybe yet again I am on the verge of madness, Edgar Allen Poe Madness, fucking William Burroughs Lower East Side, sniffing fucking amyl nitrate, Brittany Spears Bald, baseball bat fucking MAD!!!!!! Kanye West sits down for an interview with Tucker on Fox News??? This is great. This is a sign of something, a sign of a new day, a new phase of political and cultural insanity, Tucker Carlson, Kanye at War with Puffy. Holy shit, I have an idea, let’s all get fucking distracted from the real news that is going on in communities across America such as gun violence, the criminal justice system, the environment, possibly a nuke from Vladdy...I mean the list goes on, but hey let’s talk about a T-Shirt that Kanye wore at Paris Fashion Week for fuck's sake. Lets get back to business here and some more serious stuff…..
25 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
GIMME SOME TRUTH
So here is the deal, these last few episodes I think I got a little too irreverent, maybe pushed the envelope a little bit, I got a little bit crazy. Please forgive me, I’m only human. But it does beg the question if you have a soul, a pulse or any moral fiber you have to wonder at times where are we headed, where are the political chess masters taking us as a society, and how can the average man or woman take in political information on the left and the right and not want to completely check out across the board? I shake my head at Mitch McConnell, as much as I scratch my head looking at Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in haute couture in the pages of GQ. As our friend Tony Soprano once pontificated , “whatever happened to the strong silent types.”
26 minutes | Sep 24, 2022
PUTTIN' A HURT ON
I’m getting a bit frustrated here, that I have to receive phone calls from Trump Mafia headquarters saying I need to discuss the current happenings, the next wave of Trumpian WHITE NOISE that we all seem to be fascinated with, don’t we ALL have something better to study, to discuss in politics, or public policy, social justice, education, Trump’s pal Vladimir basically instituting a draft inside Russia, I mean there are other things going on here guys, and if I am being honest, what the FUCK IS THE BIG DEAL ??? What happened, FRAUD?? Something with Insurance scams, or Taxes, or I even heard a story about the square footage of Trump Tower, is that REALLY what we need to be talking about…I GUESS?????