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Rep. Matt Gaetz defends tweet suggesting that Michael Cohen has ‘girlfriends’

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz defended a tweet he sent out on Tuesday, Michael Cohen, suggesting that President Trump’s former lawyer, was unfaithful to his wife.
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Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz defended a tweet he sent out on Tuesday, Michael Cohen, suggesting that President Trump’s former lawyer, was unfaithful to his wife.

Tweet directly to Cohen, who wrote Republican Congressman: “do you have your wife & father-in-law know about your girlfriends? Maybe tonight would be a good time for this chat. I wonder, if you remain faithful, when you’re in prison. She is about to learn a lot…”

In the case of the question according to his tweet by reporters on Tuesday, Gaetz insisted that his remarks were witness tampering, according to The Hill.

“We are witnessing-Tests not witness tampering,” Gaetz explained. “And when the witnesses come before the Congress their truthfulness, and sincerity of the question and we have the opportunity to test you.”

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The legislator’s comment comes as Cohen appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday for the first in a series of hearings this week.

His statement on Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee, was held behind closed doors. On Wednesday, he will testify before the House Oversight Committee will in the context of a public hearing. On the following day, Cohen is set to appear in an interview behind closed doors for a house Intelligence Committee.

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Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, in December, after pleading guilty to campaign people Finance law violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress. He agreed to cooperate with the Prosecutor’s office as part of a deal.

Lanny J. Davis, who represents Cohen, slammed Gaetz tweet as a shameful lie, and one that is not well with the Floridians which the legislature.

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“We are not going to respond to that, Mr. Gaetz, the vile lies and personal smears, except to say that we trust that his colleagues in the house, both Republicans and Democrats, reject his words and his behavior,” Davis said in a statement to Fox News.

“I also trust that his constituents do not appreciate that your Congressman has a new low — which in today’s political culture is difficult to imagine as possible,” he continued.

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In addition to his tweets, Gaetz also Cohen spoke on the House floor on Tuesday night, painting him as a repeated liar.

“I think tomorrow we will know if there is someone that Michael Cohen has not lied to you,” said Gaetz. “We already know he lied to Congress, we already know he has lied to law enforcement, lied to the IRS, lied to three banks and he goes to prison for his lies. And I have to be for us will think relevant, to determine how he has lied to his own family? He lies to his patron? He lies to his donors, the members of his family?”

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Gaetz, who is not a member of the oversight committee, as Cohen ‘ s credibility in question.

“And the rear is a request for us, because this is someone who has tangled such a web of lies that he did not believe, and I think it is completely suitable for every member of this body a challenge to truthfulness and accuracy, and signs for the people who have a history of lies and a future that undoubtedly contains nothing but lies,” Gaetz continued on the ground. “This is the story of Michael Cohen, we’ll see, play it in the morning. And I can’t wait to the wait to the bottom of things, and can be, to get to the truth.”

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He comments echoed those he made during an interview on The Todd Starnes Show on Fox News Radio, which is not to say that he expected, “very true testimonies” of Cohen on Wednesday. He also predicted that Cohen would “try to cast Donald Trump as the villain, and he, as the person who is going to make things right.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., later mixed on the issue, tweeted a reminder to the members of the legislature to be aware that remarks “on social media or in the press can have a negative impact on the ability of house committees to get the real truth, accurate and complete information necessary to the performance of their duties.”

Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Mike Emanuel, and Alex helped Pappas to this report.

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