I turned off the hearings yesterday (real life interfered, shall we say?) and missed a lot of the fireworks, which I’ve read about since then.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez laid the groundwork for the committee to get the stuff Prznint Stupid has been hiding for more than two years now, you know, like saying that he’d love to release his tax returns but —darn the luck!— his hands are tied because of a routine audit.
Watching the recap was really eye-opening as she cut to the chase and asked Comrade Stupid’s Stupidest Lawyer (Sorry Rudy! ™) Michael Cohen:
.@AOC: To your knowledge did Donald Trump ever provide inflated assets to an insurance company?
Michael Cohen: Yes. @AOC: Do you think we need to review financial statements and tax returns in order to compare them?
Michael Cohen: Yes.
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) February 27, 2019
…which puts on the record an entire new line of inquiry for subpoenaing records and witnesses for further investigation into the Trump Crime Family. Let’s not forget that Squiggy and Lenny are running the show now, so they will be holding the bag, too, if these prove fruitful (spoiler: they already are fruitful).