The Florida Bar has found no probable cause that Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz violated its rules in a tweet he posted about President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Bar spokeswoman Francine Walker said Thursday that Gaetz will be sent a “letter of advice” regarding the matter. The congressman who represents the Florida Panhandle said in an email Thursday he was “pleased, but not surprised” at the finding.
The probe stemmed from a Gaetz tweet on Feb. 27 before Cohen’s testimony at a House committee. Cohen is now imprisoned on several convictions.
“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,” Gaetz wrote.
Gaetz’s letter of advice will become public record once it is sent to the congressman.
Gaetz thanked the committee members via Twitter on Wednesday “for their sound judgment.”
Florida Bar Finds no Violation in Gaetz Tweet about Cohen