representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-CortezSenate Dems seeks to turn the tide against the GOP in the fight against climate change Ocasio-Cortez meets Ivanka Trump: "I've actually worked for tips and hourly wages" Overnight Energy: McConnell is considering a vote Green New Deal before the August holidays | An EPA official toasted on the run numbers | Green group challenges Trump on Utah PLUS pipelines (D-N.Y.) Said Wednesday that her experience in the service sector in New York had helped her to cross-examine President Trump Donald John TrumpREAD: Cohen's testimony alleges that Trump knew that Stone had spoken to WikiLeaks about DNC emails. Trump urges North Korea to denuclearization before the summit.Former lawyer Michael Cohen in his testimony before the Congress.
"Bartending + Waitressing (especially in New York) means that you talk to thousands of people over the years," tweeted the new Congressman. "Forcing you to read people well and fine-tune an ultra-thin BS detector.
"This shows that what some people consider" unskilled work "can actually be anything but a thing."
Bartending + waitressing (especially in New York) means that you talk to thousands of people over the years. Requires you to read well people + perfect an extremely sharp BS detector.
This shows that what some consider to be "unskilled work" may actually be something other than https://t.co/pcVKe5XKdm
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 28, 2019
Cohen, who was sentenced last year to jail for pleading guilty to financial crimes and campaign financing violations, testified publicly before the House of Representatives' Monitoring and Reform Committee on Wednesday.
His testimony included several allegations that Trump had played a role in committing crimes in the years Cohen had worked for him.
Ocasio-Cortez concocted several questions about Trump's finances in his five minutes to question Cohen during the hearing.
During his interrogation by Ocasio-Cortez, Cohen declared that Trump had lied about the value of his assets.
The long-time former Trump attorney and "repairer" added that Allen Triss's leaders from the organization's organization, Ron Lieberman and Matthew Calamari also knew that the president had acted in this way .
"Where could the committee find more information on this, do you think we need to look at its financial statements and tax returns to compare them?" Ocasio-Cortez asked.
.@AOC: To your knowledge, has Donald Trump already provided inflated assets to an insurance company?
Michael Cohen: Yes. @AOC: Do you think we need to look at financial statements and tax returns to compare them?
Michael Cohen: Yes.
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– Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) February 27, 2019
"Yes, and you'll find it at Trump Org," Cohen replied.
Trump broke a long-standing precedent by refusing to publish his tax returns while he was running for president in 2016. He cited an audit of the IRS to justify the reason he was not there. He had not made public his tax documents.
But Cohen also questioned this assertion at the hearing, saying that he presumes the president is not on the list.