Gaetz Probe Started With An Associate Awaiting Trial On Federal Sex Trafficking, Stalking Charges

Gaetz Probe Started With An Associate Awaiting Trial On Federal Sex Trafficking, Stalking Charges 1


A sex trafficking investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., began with an inquiry into an associate of his who's awaiting trial on trafficking, stalking and identity fraud charges. Reporter Betsy Woodruff Swan and Georgetown Professor Paul Butler join Morning Joe to discuss. Aired on 04/01/2021.
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Gaetz Probe Started With An Associate Awaiting Trial On Federal Sex Trafficking, Stalking Charges

105 Comments on "Gaetz Probe Started With An Associate Awaiting Trial On Federal Sex Trafficking, Stalking Charges"

  1. Zombobo Smith | April 1, 2021 at 7:38 AM | Reply

    Rightly or wrongly it sure does make his singular vote against the human trafficking bill a couple of years ago look significant

  2. Farmer Jones | April 1, 2021 at 7:48 AM | Reply

    “When you lay with dogs, you get up with fleas.” A. Wiseman

  3. Richie Tattersall | April 1, 2021 at 7:55 AM | Reply

    A 17 year old girl, is not a 17 year old woman.

    • Thongsay Phommavong | April 1, 2021 at 1:48 PM | Reply

      I still imagine string operations and see matt Gaetz show up with pizza at 17yrs olds girl’s house than under cover officer open the door

    • Thongsay Phommavong | April 1, 2021 at 1:50 PM | Reply

      @Buck Fiden are you from Alabama 😆 🤣

    • Gleefully laughing ,Is it wrong that I find this amusing ? at 17 your a GIRL not a woman, If she was a woman you wouldn’t be in this trouble.

    • @Buck Fiden~ Uh oh. Someone’s not paying attention. Those were Matt’s exact words, out of his own mouth, speaking to Tucker Carlson. “17 year old _woman.”_ It’s on video for all to see.
      You can apologize any time now. :-/

    • She’s a woman if you’re a Republican with daddy connections

  4. We are definitely in trouble with so many criminals running our country, lol

  5. Creek Walker | April 1, 2021 at 7:58 AM | Reply

    Republicans have given America PTSD.

  6. Am I the only one thinking that Gaetz himself may have cooked up this ridiculous extortion scam to get out of the child trafficking investigation. It is so preposterous that it has to be the work of a grossly inferior mind.

    • Rand Anderson | April 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM | Reply

      @theskyehiker If you read my post I did not say he was guilty or or not guilty I made a statement of fact about the Justice Department and the FBI , main stream media A lot of people here are jumping to conclusions until the truth comes out it’s best to withhold judgment

    • Rand Anderson | April 1, 2021 at 3:04 PM | Reply

      @Chris Davis I was making statements of fact concerning the main stream media Justice Department and the FBI we will see if there’s any real evidence such as sworn affidavits and any forensic material like Hillary Clinton destroyed when I askedTo produce it in her investigation

    • Rand Anderson | April 1, 2021 at 3:08 PM | Reply

      @ruth depew I guess we will see what we will see my point in my post not that GaetzWhat is guilty or not guilty but the agencies in our justice system has been corrupted there’s no disputing that along with the main stream media

    • @Rand Anderson but but but hillary, man she lives in your guys head doesn’t she.

    • Rand Anderson | April 1, 2021 at 5:13 PM | Reply

      @Chris Davis no but if you can’t or won’t see the different way in which justice is dealt out I don’t know what to tell you

  7. Blair Fraser | April 1, 2021 at 8:11 AM | Reply

    You know it’s real, when even Bill Barr thinks an investigation into Gaetz is warranted!

  8. “17 yrs old girl” Gaetz called her a “woman”. I don’t think so. 17 yrs old is still a kid!

  9. His daddy cant help him out anymore, nope nope nope not on this one NOPE…

    • Well he always looks thats type .apple dont falls to far from the tree.

    • Victor Santiago | April 1, 2021 at 2:56 PM | Reply

      I concur … NOPE, NOPE, NOPE …

    • Just another reason to raise taxes on the wealthy. Low taxes = sugar daddy slush funds.

    • Greenberg either his buddy

    • Anita Bruton | April 1, 2021 at 5:57 PM | Reply

      Being an attorney himself, Gaetz sure puts out a terrible defense. “The FBI is out to get me” or his “Tucker did it too” but the best one is “go ahead check it out for yourself we traveled separately”. He does realize airports and hotels have security cameras doesn’t he? How will he explain the two of them going in a room together in the evening and not leaving until the morning? Especially if there is any video of them spit swapping in the pool or nightclub.

  10. Big Wigs in Paradise | April 1, 2021 at 8:20 AM | Reply

    This is just the beginning of all these corrupt politicians being exposed.

  11. John O'Brien | April 1, 2021 at 8:33 AM | Reply

    This is really starting to be a Florida story!!

  12. Mary Lou Moore | April 1, 2021 at 8:39 AM | Reply

    The cherry on top of the icing of this beautiful cake would be creepy Roger Stone is involved as well and charged. 😆

  13. Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Donald tRump are keeping the Epstein legacy alive.

    • John McGowan | April 1, 2021 at 2:32 PM | Reply

      @Asta Noel “No cherry picking those whom you hate, include both sides of the aisle.”
      I agree. Govt is a sewer and those who choose to swim in it are going to get dirty. The reason I commented was because it seemed you were concentrating on one party over the other. I appreciate the fact you are open to listing all of them from both sides. That is parity and fairness.

    • Jack Hoffman | April 1, 2021 at 2:36 PM | Reply


    • @Jack Hoffman yes your rights.

    • Nomen Clature | April 1, 2021 at 2:39 PM | Reply

      @Asta Noel I know, I mentioned some truth about a Democrat and you couldn’t handle it. Why are you such a dishonest person?

    • Alex Vara de Rey | April 1, 2021 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      @Shane Kasper As did Trump

  14. Lonewolf Fisherman | April 1, 2021 at 8:41 AM | Reply

    I’ve never hoped for the worst for anyone, but for this guy, I’ll make an exception.

    • Richard Trevino | April 1, 2021 at 7:47 PM | Reply


    • @Adolph Hitler you didn’t even have the brains to think of an original name for yourself you racist. You could’ve at least picked the name of a winner instead of a cowardly loser who didn’t even have the balls to stand up for what he did like a man and instead took a cowards way out with a bullet. You admire him so much perhaps you should follow the example of his last act.

    • Gaetz is just a spoiled frat boy DUI little putz.

    • ​@Miss Understood They are talking a federal crime which preempts any state state law.

    • @Miss Understood but it did not…so…there is that.

  15. Kevin Leavey | April 1, 2021 at 9:03 AM | Reply

    Hope social services are now going to look into his “adopted son”, the one from Cuba with not adoption papers😱!

  16. At the rate Republicans are getting investigated their will be noone to run for them in 2022. Put gaetz behind prison gates.

  17. Stephen Morley | April 1, 2021 at 9:09 AM | Reply

    The more he talks on Tv the worse it looks for him, his lawyer must be pulling his hair out with frustration.

    • StanleyKewbeb1 | April 1, 2021 at 12:08 PM | Reply

      He can have some of Gaetz’s hair, if anyone has a chisel.

    • Green Onions | April 1, 2021 at 1:32 PM | Reply

      Gaetz story doesn’t make sense either, if the FBI was in the midst of a wiretap they wouldn’t have advised him to go on Tucker.

    • If you’re someone who’s been entitled your entire life , you simply can’t comprehend that the world is suddenly resistant to your pleas or money

    • @Josh K. If he is he’s not very good🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤡

    • Harley Rider 07 | April 1, 2021 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      @bloodmoon0746 I’m sure the Republicans do too. If he keeps talking they won’t have to remove him. He’ll be responsible for his own removal. I wonder what his associate who’s waiting for trial will say to say.

  18. He looks panicked and friendless. I hope it goes terribly bad for him.

  19. I’m not usually “entertained” by political news, especially recently. I find it disturbing, disheartening, upsetting. But this, at least watching Gaetz squirm and tell tall tales, is worth popping the popcorn.

  20. Suburban Woman | April 1, 2021 at 9:34 AM | Reply

    Pizza Gaetz..
    Somehow “Q” didn’t see this coming huh? 🤔 😂

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