Amy Goodman speaks with journalist Marcy Wheeler of emptywheel:
AMY GOODMAN: So, that’s New York Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioning Michael Cohen. The significance of what she was asking, Marcy Wheeler?
MARCY WHEELER: Well, it’s one of those examples that I talked about where there’s evidence of other kinds of criminal activity that didn’t make the headline, didn’t make Michael Cohen’s opening statement. And in this case, AOC kind of laid the groundwork for this committee or any other congressional committees to get his tax returns, to get the tax records from these golf courses, to get—you know, to pull in AMI, National Enquirer, to ask whether there’s compromising information that they have held out over Donald Trump. And so, in five minutes, this freshman congresswoman just laid out a whole investigative plan for three more topics into Donald Trump’s potentially criminal activities.
I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience. I am ashamed, because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a con man. And he is a cheat.