Florida Bar won’t dis­miss Gaetz com­plaint

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A Florida Bar dis­ci­plinary in­ves­ti­ga­tion will con­tinue into a tweet sent by Repub­li­can Rep. Matt Gaetz about Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s for­mer lawyer, Michael Co­hen.

Bar of­fi­cials said in a state­ment Wed­nes­day the mat­ter is be­ing ex­am­ined by a griev­ance com­mit­tee. Gaetz is an at­tor­ney and Florida Bar mem­ber.

The po­ten­tially in­tim­i­dat­ing tweet came in Fe­bru­ary on the eve of Co­hen’s tes­ti­mony crit­i­ciz­ing Trump be­fore a House com­mit­tee. Gaetz tweeted: “Do your wife & fa­ther-in-law know about your girl­friends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. … She’s about to learn a lot…”

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