Joe McCarthy. Richard Nixon. Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump. All of them tapped the same man for their dirty work. His name was Roy Cohn.Anyone familiar with Angels in America will note the story of Cohn: a Jewish-American lawyer married to extreme right-wing politics and a closet homosexual who died of AIDS.
Cohn made a career as a lawyer for key mob figures, and as an assistant prosecutor in the case of accused atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.