Matt Gaetz investigated over threatening Michael Cohen tweets

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/27/matt-gaetz-investigated-over-m.html

Witness tampering conviction? Lose your bar license? Why not both!

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#5

Actual consequences are the only thing that will stop this sort of BS.

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It is another sign of the times we live in that someone apparently believes attacking someone for their supposed infidelities is a good defense of Trump.

Or for that matter, that making Cohen look even sleazier than he does already is a good way to defend the character of a man who employed him as a personal lawyer and fixer for a full decade.

I lost track: do Republicans now believe that the FBI raid of Trump’s offices was justified or do they still think it was just part of a “Witch Hunt?”

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#7

Say what you want, but the guy zealously defends his clients. Unlike Mat Staver and Larry Klayman who use their clients for fundraising efforts.

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Up to a point, anyway.

Saul: Look, Mike, there are rules to this lawyer thing.

Mike: Is that right?

Saul: Yeah! Attorney-client privilege. I mean, that’s a big one. That’s something I provide for you. I give up Pinkman, well, then you’re gonna be asking, “Ol’ Saul gives 'em up pretty easy. What’s to keep him from giving me up?” Y’see, so, then where’s the trust?

Mike: I trust the hole in the desert I’d leave you in.

Saul: Yeah, that’s…an argument.

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#9

That sounds like an admission of guilt from an idiot. Might as well say, “I didn’t steal the money, I just relocated it into my bank account.”

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Oh yeah. The same Gaetz that tried to turn a gun violence hearing into propaganda for Trump’s wall, and then tried to kick out two grieving fathers who called the congressman out on it. Gaetz is a real piece of work. https://www.npr.org/2019/02/06/692046272/trump-ally-tries-to-remove-parkland-fathers-from-gun-violence-hearing

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#11

I learned a lot from this article, Like, I can’t believe you need a license to practice law in Florida!

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You don’t want a criminal lawyer … you want a criminal lawyer.

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The comment system seems to have eaten my comment, but he’s also known for inviting a neo-Nazi to the SOTU (and then smirkingly defending his choice), and a long history of racist, conspiracy-theory-laden tweets.

A real piece of work indeed.

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#18

Corruption is a bitter berry.

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#19

That’s nothing. He was also wanted for burglary in the UK.

I think. I guess it could be someone else.

https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/45543/Police-release-e-fit-of-distraction-burglary-suspect

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worst breakfast cereal ever.

Corrupt-Os … now with more bitter berry.

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