“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...” the congressman said back in February.
The day after the tweet was sent, the bar opened an investigation, referring the case to its grievance committee. Had the committee found probable cause, it could have led to charges being filed and a trial in front of a judge.
Gaetz, a Republican who represents Florida's 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, went public with the decision on Twitter.
“The Florida Bar has informed me that the Grievance Committee found ‘No Probable Cause’ that I violated the rules of my profession. They are taking no disciplinary action against me & are sending a letter of advice,” Gaetz said on Twitter.
“I thank the Bar committee members for their sound judgment,” Gaetz continued, ending his tweet with a “thumbs-up” emoji
The Florida Bar confirmed the decision on Thursday in a statement issued from a spokesperson.
"I can confirm that The Florida Bar grievance committee that investigated the case found no probable cause to believe that Matthew L. Gaetz, II, violated any of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and will be issuing a letter of advice," Francine Walker, Director of Communications, told The Florida Report. "The letter will be public record when it is sent to Mr. Gaetz, likely on Friday."