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Did Matt Gaetz just threaten Michael Cohen right before he testifies to Congress?

A former federal ethics chief said the Florida Republican’s tweet could be construed as ‘witness tampering’
 LUIS SANTANA   |   Times
Congressman Matt Gaetz  hypes up the crowd of supporters before introducing Florida candidate for governor Ron DeSantis and special guest at the Hillsborough Victory Office in Tampa. [Saturday October 20, 2018] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
LUIS SANTANA | Times Congressman Matt Gaetz hypes up the crowd of supporters before introducing Florida candidate for governor Ron DeSantis and special guest at the Hillsborough Victory Office in Tampa. [Saturday October 20, 2018] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
Published Feb. 26, 2019

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen will testify before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday in what is expected to be an explosive and contentious hearing.

So it immediately raised eyebrows when U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, directed this menacing Tweet at Cohen on Tuesday, the eve of his testimony.

Walter Schaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics replied to Gaetz’s Tweet with the federal statute for tampering with a witness.

The Florida Republican denied that he was witness tampering, according to a Vox reporter.