Further investigation into Matt Gaetz is needed for tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar determines

Further investigation into Matt Gaetz is needed for tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar determines

By Steve Contorno (Tampa Bay Times) –

An investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will proceed, the Florida Bar said Wednesday, meaning the Panhandle Republican could face discipline for allegedly intimidating President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen.

A grand jury-like panel called the Grievance Committee will next decide whether there is probable cause that Gaetz’s tweet violated Florida rules for lawyers. Gaetz, one of Trump’s top allies in Congress, is licensed to practice law in Florida.

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