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Florida Bar won't dismiss complaint over Rep. Gaetz tweet

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Published: May. 9, 2019 at 8:10 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

May 9, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Bar disciplinary investigation will continue into a

about President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

The potentially intimidating tweet came in February on the eve of Cohen's testimony criticizing Trump before a House committee. Cohen is now imprisoned after pleading guilty to several crimes.

Gaetz tweeted, "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..."

Bar officials said in a statement Wednesday the matter is being examined by a grievance committee. Gaetz said in an email he's confident in the investigation's outcome.

Gaetz represents the Panhandle and is an attorney and Florida Bar member.

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