By Jeff Davidson,

Crime is a big business in America and has been for more than a century. Today, unfortunately, when you add up all of their crimes, the dollar total, the national security breaches, and the devastation to the American middle class, the number one crime family in America occupies the White House.

Crime Upon Crime

Many weeks ago, Sammy Gravano, known as Sammy the Bull, was a guest on the Fox show “Jesse Watter’s Primetime” hosted by Jesse Watters, part of the weeknight lineup on that network. When a self-confessed and now reformed member of the Mafia talks about crime, it’s usually worth a listen.

Gravano, who was an underboss for the Gambino crime family in New York and who testified in court against John Gotti, appearing on national television, had some poignant comments on crime emanating from the top in America. He said that quite a few of the people he encounters are fearful about speaking up regarding the true nature of the Bidens.

“I don’t understand how the country is just sitting back listening to these things [about the Bidens], and no action is being taken,” Gravano said. “If you want my opinion, there are so many guys that I know who would go to prison for 20 [years] to lifetime sentences for this kind of stuff, and when it comes from the president, the vice president, and people like that, it’s beyond theft. It’s treason to a country.”

Gravano himself was no choir boy. He committed armed robbery, larceny, and hijacking. He was a racketeer and loan shark. What’s most shocking: he killed at least 19 people serving as a hitman in the Gambino crime family.

Treason Hurts Everyone

“I remember when I was younger,” he recalled, “when I was in the military, treason was something that you faced the death penalty for because you’re robbing every man, woman, and child, every race, Black, white, Hispanic, Asian. I mean, you can’t get a more disgusting crime than this.”

“I’ve been hearing it over and over again, and I don’t understand why there’s no action,” he lamented. “There’s certain people like yourself [referring to Jesse Watters] talking about it, and I’m very proud of you. I know a lot of people in the media industry, men and women, through the years, and they’re good people. They went to colleges and universities to come out and stop things like this and protect us small people, and yet they do nothing.”

“I know why they do nothing,” he emphasized. “I spoke to a lot of them. I’m not going to mention names, but a lot of them have… they’re a single mom, or they have a job that’s paying well. Their bosses won’t let them talk; if they do talk, they get fired, and it’s a shame.”

Gravano’s words should make all of us stop and think. When crime is institutionalized, originating from the highest executive office in the land and from federal agencies, understandably, the country is in deep trouble.

Lining Up at the Trough

One of the well-known mobsters of the 20th century, Al Capone, was hard to stop. Why? He had every other police officer and every other government official in his back pocket. They were all accepting payola from Capone.

Democrats practice the same payola, except they have considerably more power and money than Capone could ever dream of having. Democrats have their way with top officials at the Department of Justice, the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Administration, and even the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Trade Commission, and the National Archives. In fact, scores of agencies, departments, or divisions in government are beholding to today’s Democrats in one way or another.

Concurrently, people on the Right who have done nothing wrong or who have perhaps committed process crimes are being prosecuted in ways that transcend any of their transgressions. It’s not simply Donald Trump and the range of ridiculous lawsuits thrown at him and fines and penalties of historic proportions. Many of his aids, staff people, advisors, and even relatives have been harassed, cajoled, in some cases indicted, and in some cases convicted.

Abuse from the Top

What’s remarkable about Gravano’s observations is that there is someone who spent a life in crime and is concerned about the welfare of the country and the ways in which our top leader has abused his office, his constituents, and his nation. If only a tiny handful of top-ranking Democrats shared his concerns.



Jeff Davidson is “The Work-Life Balance Expert®” and the premier thought leader on work-life balance, effectiveness, integration, shift, blend, and harmony. Jeff speaks to organizations that seek to enhance their overall productivity by improving the effectiveness of their people. He is the author of Breathing Space, Perfect Timing, Simpler Living, Dial it Down, and Everyday Project Management. Visit or call 919-932-1996 for more information on Jeff’s keynote speeches and seminars.