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Dear Representative @mattgaetz .... are you represented by federal criminal defense counsel? Let me tell you why I ask.

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/2 It sure seems like you're threatening Michael Cohen that if he testifies before Congress you, or people aligned with you, will bring out embarrassing details about him.
/3 There's a whole bunch of obstruction statutes, sir, and if you're threatening to reveal embarrassing information to deter a witness from testifying before Congress, I think you need advice about whether you may be violating one or more of them. law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18…
/4 The United States Department of Justice seems to take those obstruction laws rather seriously, and know a lot about them.

justice.gov/jm/criminal-re…
/5 You may try to invoke the Speech and Debate Clause, citing you Twitter account as an official act. Ask your lawyers about that; I hope you're not relying on it.
/6 In short, lawyer up, dirtbag. /end
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