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CNN: GOP Rep. Gaetz's Cohen Tweet Cleared by Fla. Bar

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 August 2019 08:46 PM

The Florida Bar has announced Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., has been cleared in a months-long investigation of allegations his tweet before Michael Cohen's congressional testimony amounted to witness tampering, CNN reported.

"The Florida Bar grievance committee that investigated the case found no probable cause to believe that Gaetz violated any of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar," spokeswoman Francine Walker told CNN in a statement Wednesday.

The bar is going to issue a "letter of advice," "essentially advising him not to do it again," according to the report.

Gaetz praised the decision with a tweet Wednesday:

"The Florida Bar has informed me that the Grievance Committee found 'No Probable Cause' that I violated the rules of my profession. They are taking no disciplinary action against me & are sending a letter of advice.

"I thank the Bar committee members for their sound judgment. 👍"

Gaetz had tweeted before the former Trump attorney was to testify against President Donald Trump before Congress:

"Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for that chat. I wonder if she'll remain faithful when you're in prison. She's about to learn a lot..."

Gaetz, saying he was expressing free speech, said it was his obligation to publicly "test" Cohen's "truthfulness."

"This is not witness-tampering. It's witness-testing," Gaetz said. "We have an obligation in the Congress to test the truthfulness of people who come before us."

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The Florida Bar has announced Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., has been cleared in a months-long investigation of allegations his tweet before Michael Cohen's congressional testimony amounted to witness tampering, CNN reported."The Florida Bar grievance committee that investigated...
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