Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is no officially under investigation from the House Committee on Ethics for allegedly tampering in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
According to The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein, Gaetz is being investigated for whether his veiled Twitter threat against former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen was a serious attempt at witness tampering.
“This is done because Gaetz refused the committee’s request for an interview on the matter,” Stein notes.
NEW: The House Ethics committee has established an investigative subcommittee to look into whether Rep. Matt Gaetz sought to threaten, intimidate or harass Michael Cohen. This is done because Gaetz refused the committee’s request for an interview on the matter.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) June 28, 2019
The investigation is part of this tweet that was sent out last year:
“Do your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends?” he wrote in a tweet addressed to Cohen. “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.”