Fireworks Ensue When Rep. Gaetz Tweets At Cohen Hours Before Scheduled Congressional Testimony

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019 7:55 PM
Fireworks Ensue When Rep. Gaetz Tweets At Cohen Hours Before Scheduled Congressional Testimony

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on Tuesday tweeted Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, in what some are calling a "threat" just 18 hours before Cohen is scheduled to testify before Congress.

During a press conference, reporters asked Gaetz various questions. The biggest question the media has: is Gaetz privy to information the general public doesn't know?

Gaetz's response was simple: "Watch tomorrow," meaning see what Cohen says during his Congressional testimony.

His short interview with MSNBC was rather enlightening. Gaetz said he's not threatening Cohen, but rather trying to vet how truthful he'll be.

"This isn't witness threatening. This is witness testing. When people like Michael Cohen, who's about to go to prison for lying, come before the Congress, there's an enhanced responsibility on the members of Congress to test that veracity, to test the truthfulness and character of the witness and I think we ought to do it with great vigor," Gaetz explained. "We already know Michael Cohen lies to Congress. We already know Michael Cohen lies to law enforcement. Now we're going to find out if Michael Cohen lies to his own family."

Reporters also asked Gaetz what President Trump thinks of the Congressmen's tweets to Cohen. His reply was rather sarcastic, to say the least.

Gaetz even received marginal legal advice from Ken White, a criminal defense attorney at Brown, White, and Osborn LLP.

Looks like all we can do is see what comes of Cohen's testimony.