Yesterday's testimony by former Trump fixer Michael Cohen produced a wealth of leads and information about con man and sociopath Donald "Rump" Trump's multiple business scams, many of which he declined to reveal to Rep. Raja Krishnamurthi because they were under investigation by the Southern District of New York. What he did reveal, under the sharp questioning of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was that the Trump Organization, for tax and insurance purposes, played with the value of his property to the extent of committing tax and insurance fraud. Axios' Jonathan Swan has a crisp summary of what's to come, now that the Trump Organization's players have been identified:
"Here's what Trump's businesses face:Expect that the names Allen Weisselberg, Ron Lieberman and Matthew Calamari, all executives of the Trump Organization mentioned in Cohen's testimony, will become well known to the public over the coming year and more. Rump's organization is a family business, with a dozen or so various courtiers and specialists in support roles, so the "follow the money" trail will rapidly lead to the immediate crime family of greasy Don Jr., airhead Eric, complicit Ivanka, and the godfather himself, Rump.
- Five House committees (Financial Services, Intel, Judiciary, Oversight, Ways and Means) plan to look at Trump's business deals and finances.
- The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia are suing Trump, alleging he violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by taking gifts from foreign governments through his properties.
- The New York attorney general has a lawsuit against the Trump Foundation, alleging Trump misused his charitable foundation in a "shocking pattern of illegality." Cohen may have bolstered that case yesterday.
- The Southern District of New York has dealt with Trump Organization executives in its investigation of Cohen."
As Bloomberg journalist and Rump investigator Tim O'Brien says in the piece, "This organization has never had a proctology exam like it's about to get."