James ‘Whitey’ Bulger raved about Donald Trump and talked about his dislike for Robert Mueller in prison letters to a juror from his 2013 trial.
Bulger was found guilty on 31 counts, including racketeering charges and 11 murders. Just five years later, in October 2018, he was murdered shortly after being transferred to a West Virginia prison. He was 89.
But nurse Janet Uhlar was in communication with the Boston criminal over the years and he opened up to show support for the American leader’s unconventional approach to public communications.
‘Trump is tough and fights back instead of bowing down to pressure — and caving in to press!’ Bulger wrote in August 2018, according to letters obtained by NBC News. ‘U.S. agrees with him press attacking and his reaction increases his popularity — He has my vote so far.’
In a different letter earlier that month Bulger shared that he feels ‘China respects him and hesitant to try to bully him’ adding: ‘History may show Trump was the man of the hour.’
James ‘Whitey’ Bulger (right on June 23, 2011) raved about President Donald Trump (left) in prison letters before he died October 2018
Bulger also talked about his dislike for Robert Mueller (left December 1986) who was assistant US Attorney in Boston then went on to lead the FBI, which Bulger doesn’t trust after the agency claimed he was an informant for them
Despite being sentenced to two consecutive life sentences, he showed sympathy for Trump – who would later be found to have not colluded with the Russians in his 2016 election campaign – according to the outcome of Robert Mueller’s report.
‘Sorry to hear Trump is being boxed in by so many,’ Bulger penned in August.
Bulger detailed in his note to Uhlar – who says she felt compelled to hear the imprisoned man’s side of the story after the government teamed up with mobsters to get him convicted – that others who wrote to him would be shocked to hear his political views.
Bulger wrote to nurse Janet Uhlar – a juror from his 2013 trial – and author of February 2018 book The Truth Be Damned, which is about his case
‘I get some strange mail at times — a grandmother from Kansas — hates Trump wants him “impeached”,’ Bulger wrote on one occasion. ‘She assumes I hate him? Why Because I’m in prison?’
Bulger even jotted down how he felt about Trump’s intimate relationship with the First Lady.
Despite accusations POTUS has paid off women – including porn star Stormy Daniels – to stay silent about his sexual escapades while married, Bulger doesn’t have Trump down as unfaithful.
‘My bet is he’s happy with present wife and settled down,’ Bulger wrote. ‘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 Clinton.’
Claiming the press has made up the controversial stories the US president has been named in, he appeared to suggest Trump’s media friends were much more reliable sources when it came to news about him.
‘Trump is fortunate to have loyalty of [conservative commentator Bill Cunningham], Rush Limbaugh + Hannity AKA “Little Rush”,’ Bulger continued.
‘Wonder if Mueller thinks of me? Give my regards to the President!’
Mueller was an assistant US Attorney in the 80s then went on to lead the FBI at a time when Bulger – brother of Massachusetts Senate President, William Bulger – was said to have been a mob informant.
Bulger denied that as well as claims he killed women in some of 75 letters over five years.
Bulger penned in August that he was ‘sorry to hear Trump is being boxed in by so many’
Bulger signed off a letter: ‘Wonder if Mueller thinks of me? Give my regards to the President!’
In 2016 Bulger sent Uhlar a Christmas card designed by his niece and featuring his mug shot
A September 2013 note to Uhlar said: ‘I don’t trust prosecutors, judges, jurors, FBI agents, CIA…’
Uhlar – who lives on Cape Cod – in February 2018 released The Truth Be Damned book about his trial.
‘Trump is experiencing what Mueller and company can orchestrate,’ Bulger said in a different letter from September 2018. ‘[Mueller] should observe biblical saying – “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”.’
Bulger claims while in prison in the 1950s he was given LSD as part of an experiment that left him with lasting hallucinations and ‘nightmares’
The next month Bulger was 89 when he was fatally bludgeoned with a lock stuffed inside a sock just 12 hours after arriving at Hazelton federal penitentiary in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia from a Florida facility and placed in the general population. Two other inmates are under suspicion, although no charges have been filed.
Bulger has claimed LSD injections he was given as part of a prison experiment in the 1950s, left him with hallucinations and ‘nightmares’ decades on.
He claimed in the letters to suffer from insomnia but also said ‘all times I doze or deep sleep’.
Others involved in the program sued the CIA who confirmed in the 1970s that it occurred, but lost their 1980s case due to the statute of limitations.
NBC News reports a US official said Bulger likely voluntarily participated in the code-named program that he referenced when he called the issues a ‘gift from CIA MK Ultra’.
Bulger is reported to have suffered eight heart attacks and was taking medication and using additional oxygen to help.
A US official said Bulger likely voluntarily participated in the code-named program that he referenced when he called the issues a ‘gift from CIA MK Ultra’ but Uhlar wonders: ‘Did our own government cause him to kill?’
Telling last August Uhlar – who visited him in person three times – he thinks the grim reaper is ‘just a few steps behind’, he opened up: ‘I still get chest pains after I eat meals if I lay down — have to take nitro and hope this isn’t ‘No. 9.”
‘Did our own government cause him to kill?’ Uhlar told NBC News. ‘What might have become of him had they not subjected him to the LSD for so long?’
Although Uhlar admitted she found him funny, compassionate and thoughtful, his evil side came through in the letters too.
She claimed he admitted to murders and other crimes for which he was never charged.
‘He is a criminal and he would frequently remind me of that. He didn’t want me to lose sight of that,’ Uhlar said.
Uhlar asked about Bulger: ‘What might have become of him had they not subjected him to the LSD for so long?’