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ETHICS/GOP/HOUSE OF REPS/INVESTIGATIONS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said on Friday [6-28-19] it will investigate Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz after allegations he tried to threaten and influence the congressional testimony of President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Gaetz came under scrutiny earlier this year for a Twitter post that critics said was meant to intimidate Cohen the night before his public testimony on Capitol Hill. The tweet suggested that compromising information about Cohen’s private life might soon be released…The Ethics Committee said it received a complaint in March from a member of Congress about Gaetz, a second-term Republican from Florida’s Panhandle who is closely allied with Trump. An investigative subcommittee was established to review the allegations after Gaetz declined an interview request, the committee said in a statement Friday [6-28-19].”

Reuters Staff, “Congress ethics panel probes Gaetz over ex-Trump lawyer Cohen,” Reuters, June 28, 2019 11:33 am

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