'Whitey' Bulger praised Trump in prison letters
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Letters sent from prison by notorious mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger in the last months of his life reveal his thoughts on various subjects, including repeated praise for President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE.

NBC News reported Saturday that Bulger wrote in letters to various recipients of his support for Trump and anger at the news media, which he argued would attack the president while helping Democrats.

"Trump is tough and fights back instead of bowing down to pressure — and caving in to press! U.S. agrees with him press attacking and his reaction increases his popularity — He has my vote so far,"  Bulger wrote last August, nearly two years after Trump's election, according to NBC.


"My bet is he's happy with present wife and settled down," he reportedly wrote in another letter. "No way would he wind up in Oval Office with a Monica Lewinsky — That was a scandal! Same media that attacks Trump would cover up for Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump sues to block NY prosecutors' subpoena for his tax returns Most voters say there is too much turnover in Trump administration RNC spokeswoman on 2020 GOP primary cancellations: 'This is not abnormal' MORE."

Bulger also went after another target in his letters: special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE, whose nearly two-year investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian election interference concluded earlier this year.

"Trump is experiencing what Mueller and company can orchestrate," Bulger reportedly wrote in September, a month before his death. "[Mueller] should observe biblical saying - 'Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.'"

Bulger was killed last fall in his prison cell shortly after being transferred to the West Virginia facility. The 89-year-old former Boston crime boss was facing life sentences for 11 murders and other charges.

Captured in 2011 after more than a decade on the run from police, Bulger was reportedly killed by two inmates including a former mob hitman.