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Was Matt Gaetz Overheard Talking to Trump About Michael Cohen?

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) publicly said he regrets his controversial recent remarks towards Michael Cohen, but a new anecdote raises questions.

According to The Atlantic‘s Edward-Isaac Dovere, President Donald Trump spoke to Gaetz this week while he was still in Vietnam for his denuclearization summit with Kim Jong Un. According to Dovere, Gaetz said “I was happy to do it” when the president brought up the congressman’s threats toward his former attorney.

Gaetz has been under fire over the last few days as people have accused him of unethical conduct and witness intimidation with his deleted comments towards Cohen. The congressman says he’s apologized to Cohen and to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but his threats have prompted an inquiry from the Florida State Bar Association

Gaetz has insisted that he never talked to anyone at the White House about his Cohen allegations, and Dovere has made some observations about the timing of his remarks and his apologies.

When reached for comment, Gaetz refused to say anything.

UPDATE: Gaetz claims the story is fake. He has demanded The Atlantic retract Dovere’s tweet after claiming he was on the phone with Ron DeSantis.

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