Just when you thought that the politics in Washington, D.C. could not get more grotesque, it does. In a shocking tweet, House Oversight Committee, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, tweeted out a clear threat to Michael Cohen that his appearance before Congress just might lead to the disclosure of affairs with multiple women. It is clearly highly inappropriate and, even as one of Cohen’s longest critics, it is outrageous to threaten the release of immaterial personal dirt on a witness who is reportedly ready to implicate the President in wrongdoing.
Gaetz tweeted “Hey @MichaelCohen212 – 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 later insisted that the tweet was not a threat, but it is hard to read that tweet in any other way.
If the tweet was supposed to help Trump, it didn’t. It instantly made Cohen a victim and suggested that Republicans are willing to openly threaten witnesses with personal destruction if they testify against the President.
There are areas about Cohen that should be pursued by Congress, including areas where New York prosecutors believe he continues to be withholding evidence. That evidence may consider Cohen’s other illegal activities or associations, including possible wrongdoing by this father-in-law and other family members.
Here is the tweet:
Hey @MichaelCohen212 – 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…5,9914:12 PM – Feb 26, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy35K people are talking about this