Mentored Trump, mentored me... (28.12)
Lawrence Boyd: What's the topic, Chuck?
Chuck: The state of war we're in and what you can do to end it.
Lawrence Boyd: I don't write polite letters. I don't like to plea-bargain. I like to fight.
Chuck: You sure you want to take life advice from Roy Cohn?
Lawrence Boyd: He got things done, and he was a generous man. Mentored Trump, mentored me. What have you grown in your shade?
Chuck: I have all the king's men arrayed behind me.
Lawrence Boyd: And yet a tentative hold on your commission.
Roy Marcus Cohn (February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American lawyer best known for being Senator Joseph McCarthy's chief counsel during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, and for assisting with McCarthy's investigations of suspected Communists.
Born in New York City and educated at Columbia University, Cohn rose to prominence as a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, which concluded with the Rosenbergs' executions in 1953. As McCarthy's chief counsel, Cohn came to be closely associated with McCarthyism and its downfall. He also represented and mentored Donald Trump during his early business career.
Cohn was disbarred by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court for unethical conduct in 1986, and died five weeks later from AIDS-related complications.