It looks like Trump has renominated mob connected lawyer Tom Marino for Drug Czar. That is pretty blatant. Even for Trump.

I wrote about that back in April when it first came up. I noted this from International Business Times:

In 2007, Marino resigned from his position as a federal prosecutor after it was revealed Pennsylvania casino owner Louis DeNaples put down Marino’s name as a reference on a gaming application at the same time Marino’s office was investigating DeNaples for ties to organized crime. After his resignation, Marino went to work as in-house counsel for several DeNaples businesses. In 2010, during his first run for Congress, Allentown’s Morning Call reported Marino’s resignation came as he was being investigated by the Justice Department for his ties to DeNaples. The investigation was closed when Marino resigned, the report said.

I should add that casinos are used for money laundering. And Trump was in the casino business.

If the trade is ever legalized, it will cease to be profitable from that time. The more difficulties that attend it, the better for you and us.” — Directors of Jardine-Matheson