GOP Rep To Michael Cohen: ‘Do Your Wife & Father-In-Law Know About Your Girlfriends?’

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks during a press conference on medical cannabis research reform on April 26, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images)
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As former Trump fixer Michael Cohen prepared to testify in public on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee, Trump loyalist Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted an ominous message at him Tuesday.

Cohen testified behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, and he’ll testify behind closed doors again on Thursday, before the House Intelligence Committee.

Gaetz isn’t a member of either the House Oversight or Intelligence committees. But he is close with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), having appeared with him on the congressional campaign trail and in frequent cable TV interviews.

After sending the tweet Tuesday, Gaetz told Vox’s Alex Ward that he was “witness testing,” not witness tampering.

He added to The Daily Beast: “This is what it looks like to compete in the marketplace of ideas.”

This post has been updated.

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  1. Fetal Sterno Syndrome sez wut?

  2. Keep it classy, Matt. Like you always do.

  3. Censure this POS. (I accidentally replied to a post rather than the main article… have to pad the message for it to be accepted…)

  4. Oh look, more witness tampering from a Trump KKKultist.

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