Pelosi and legal experts take Matt Gaetz to the woodshed for threatening Michael Cohen

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) says that he was merely “witness testing” when he threatened President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a slew of legal and law enforcement experts disagree.

Cohen is due to testify in Congress on Wednesday and is expected to drop some bombshells that could severely damage Trump, not to mention the RNC, which Cohen served as deputy finance chair until June 2018 just months after his office and home were raided by the FBI.

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That’s probably why RNC chair Ronna McDaniel attacked him on Twitter earlier today and why Trump officials like White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also sought to discredit him.

Gaetz, who has done everything possible to protect Trump as a member of Congress and the House Judiciary Committee, which he happens to sit on, threatened Cohen in what appears to be an effort to intimidate him into not testifying.

It’s quite an incendiary tweet, not to mention unethical and likely illegal.

And that’s why Pelosi warned him and all members that the Ethics Committee will look into such statements.

“I encourage all Members to be mindful that comments made on social media or in the press can adversely affect the ability of House Committees to obtain the truthful and complete information necessary to fulfill their duties,” she wrote. “As a result, such statements can be construed as not reflecting creditably on the House, and the Committee on Ethics should vigilantly monitor these types of statements, which may not be protected by the speech or debate clause.”

In addition, former federal prosecutors, former FBI agents and law professors chimed in.

Gaetz has clearly gone too far in his effort to protect Trump, and Cohen must have some truly explosive information and evidence to offer if Trump’s allies are this desperate to keep him from testifying.

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