Ocasio-Cortez says bartending prepared her to cross-examine Michael Cohen

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy: Interior reverses decision at heart of Zinke criminal probe | Dem divisions deepen over approach to climate change | GM to add 400 workers to build electric cars 'Washington Monthly' editor says diversity on Capitol Hill starts with interns Why is my party prioritizing an extreme environmental agenda? MORE (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that her experience in the New York City service industry helped her cross-examine President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, during his Congressional testimony. 

"Bartending + waitressing (especially in NYC) means you talk to 1000s of people over the years," the freshman congresswoman tweeted. "Forces you to get great at reading people + hones a razor-sharp BS detector.

"Just goes to show that what some consider to be 'unskilled labor' can actually be anything but."

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Cohen, who last year was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to financial crimes and campaign finance violations, publicly testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday. 

His testimony included several allegations that Trump played a part in committing crimes over the years Cohen worked for him.

Ocasio-Cortez fit several questions about Trump's finances into her five minutes to question Cohen during the hearing.

While being questioned by Ocasio-Cortez, Cohen said Trump has lied about the worth of his assets.

Trump's former longtime lawyer and "fixer" added that Trump Organization executives Allen Weisselberg, Ron Lieberman and Matthew Calamari were also aware that the president did this. 

"Where would the committee find more information on this? Do you think we need to review his financial statements and his tax returns in order to compare them?" Ocasio-Cortez asked. 

"Yes, and you'd find it at the Trump Org," Cohen replied. 

Trump broke longstanding precedent by refusing to release his tax returns while running for president in 2016. Trump has cited an IRS audit to justify why he hasn't made his tax documents public. 

But Cohen also cast doubt on that claim during the hearing, saying that he presumes the president is not under one