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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump | Trump to offer B aid package for farmers | House votes to boost retirement savings | Study says new tariffs to double costs for consumers Murkowski celebrates birthday with electric scooter ride Warren, Ocasio-Cortez press Mnuchin on role in Sears bankruptcy MORE (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that her experience in the New York City service industry helped her cross-examine President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' 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