In Hanoi, Trump is being played by a young kid half his age but twice as smart.
At the same time, in Washington, D.C., Trump is being clobbered by someone even younger, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
As Lawrence O’Donnell, one-time chief of staff for the Senate who is familiar with how hearings go, noted with irony, because AOC is a freshman with virtually no seniority, she was near the last to ask questions. By that time, all the low-hanging fruit, all the juiciest questions, have already been asked.
But AOC is the one who drilled down on the FINANCIAL CRIMES committed IN HER DISTRICT in New York City — undervaluing of assets for tax purposes and overvaluing assets for insurance purposes and for valuations in obtaining bank loans, leading to the the conclusion — and setting the legal basis for — the need to see what he reported on his TAX RETURNS and financial statements, to see how they reconcile and if Trump is guilty of tax fraud, insurance fraud and/or bank fraud, which could lead to both federal and state charges being filed.
April 11, 2017