Feb 27, 2019

Florida Bar to investigate GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz for Michael Cohen tweet

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Florida Bar opened an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) after the lawmaker posted a menacing tweet Tuesday, questioning President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen’s fidelity to his wife one day before he appeared before a House committee, The Daily Beast reported.

Details: Gaetz, an attorney, is a member of the organization that licenses lawyers to practice in the state. The group did not release any details about its inquiry, but spokesperson Francine Walker told The Daily Beast the bar is "aware of [Gaetz’s] comments ... and [has] opened an investigation," adding that if "rules have been violated, the Florida Bar will vigorously pursue appropriate discipline."

Go deeper: GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz appears to threaten Michael Cohen on Twitter

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Scoop: Amazon's local podcast play

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Amazon is looking to invest in localized podcast content, like news and sports, sources tell Axios. Sports content is top of mind as the company plans to buy up more TV rights and have adjacent audio content for users.

Why it matters: Amazon sees a strategic advantage in podcasts by leveraging Alexa voice tech to help users discover personalized content.

The oil stakes of Trump vs. Biden

Reproduced from Rapidan Energy Group; Chart: Axios Visuals

U.S. oil production is in a steep decline, but one question is how much November's elections will affect how much it does — or doesn't — bounce back.

Why it matters: The powerful price and demand headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic are creating a financial crisis in the oil patch.

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