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

The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it established a subcommittee and opened an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) for complaints that he "sought to threaten, intimidate, harass or improperly influence" President Trump's former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen.

Catch up quick: In late February, Gaetz tweeted baseless details about Cohen's personal life, just 1 day before Cohen's congressional testimony. Gaetz quickly deleted the tweet in question, apologized and defended himself.

  • Friday's statement indicated that Gaetz refused an interview request to discuss the incident. The Ethics Committee did clarify the investigation does not inherently imply that "any violation has occurred.”

Read the Ethic's Committee's statement:

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Sports in the coronavirus era might need an asterisk

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

American sports leagues are back, and COVID-permitting, we're finally entering the period of uninterrupted sports bliss we've been anticipating for months.

The question: Given the unusual circumstances, it's worth considering how each season will be remembered years from now. So we pose the question: Do sports in 2020 need an asterisk?

What China's uneven recovery means for the U.S.

China and much of Southeast Asia look to be bouncing back strongly from the coronavirus pandemic as stock markets and much of the country's economic data are returning to pre-pandemic levels.

What's happening: "Our tracking points to a clear V-shaped recovery in China," economists at the Institute of International Finance said in a note to clients Tuesday, predicting the country's second-quarter growth will rise above 2% after its worst quarter on record in Q1.

Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized in June after fall

Chief Justice John Roberts overseeing the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Photo: Senate Television via Getty Images

Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized overnight after a fall on June 21, a Supreme Court spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Post on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Speculation regarding justices' health — given their lifetime appointments — always runs rampant, and this incident may have not been made public if the Post hadn't "received a tip."