Matt Gaetz denies relationship with 17-year-old and claims extortion attempt

Matt Gaetz denies relationship with 17-year-old and claims extortion attempt 1


Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz denied he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old after the New York Times reported that, according to three people briefed on the matter, the Justice Department was investigating a possible sexual relationship with the girl and whether he paid for her to travel with him. CNN speaks with Katie Benner, one of the New York Times reporters who first broke this story.
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97 Comments on "Matt Gaetz denies relationship with 17-year-old and claims extortion attempt"

  1. The best part was watching his interview with Tucker Carlson as he tried to drag him under the bus with him about three times lol

    • Kat loves dogs | March 31, 2021 at 8:33 PM | Reply

      @Ed Lopow Sarcasm?

    • @Ed Lopow You just made being a Christian so much worse

    • Matthew Anderson | March 31, 2021 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      “Over the past several weeks my family and I have been victims of an organized criminal extortion involving a former DOJ official seeking $25 million while threatening to smear my name,” Gaetz wrote in a tweet, claiming the sex trafficking investigation was a ploy to distract from the alleged extortion plot.

      “I demand the DOJ immediately release the tapes, made at their direction, which implicate their former colleague in crimes against me based on false allegations,” he said.

    • @Leonie Romanes
      The corporate beast system and all of lucifers kids prove Christ is real instantly

    • @Tim
      U8a silicone snatch?

  2. Always said this guy was a creep. I knew it was just a matter of time. I expect his argument to eventually be “you can’t help who you fall in love with.”

    • Kat loves dogs | March 31, 2021 at 7:43 PM | Reply

      @Amy Royall They should have charged him with that, but they didn’t. They should have charged him for a whole boatload of stuff.

    • Andrew cuomo actually killed people and still sits in office and people are trying to make the argument the left is brutalized while republicans run free. C’mon man. This story has just broken. How about we give it a month to see what is what. Maybe he’s guilty, I don’t know, but neither do you.

    • Kat loves dogs | March 31, 2021 at 7:46 PM | Reply

      @Trailin’ Annie Yeah, how about all that “lock her up” you Trumplicants were shouting, and they’re still spreading hatred Hillary’s way. You are all hypocrites.

    • Kat loves dogs | March 31, 2021 at 7:48 PM | Reply

      @Trailin’ Annie oh, and you guys are just full of love and virtue when you call us demonrats, communists, and whatever vile name you can come up with. Hypocrite.

    • Kat loves dogs | March 31, 2021 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      @Dan The last Democrat President didn’t have his minions commit sedition.

  3. Even Tucker Carlson said his interview with Gaetz, was one of the weirdest. Gaetz tried to remind Carlson of a time they had dinner together and Carlson couldn’t remember. Pure gold.

    • | March 31, 2021 at 8:06 PM | Reply

      Gaetz is insane.

    • @Ron Spatta how does it feel that you’re so broke that you complain about a extra $30 for gas a month. Do something better with your life. Gas going up and down doesn’t affect me one bit. Find some real issues to bring up. How about saving American lives and vaccinating the whole country? Isn’t protecting American lives the most important ? Or are you too dumb and you forgot that ?

    • @Ron Spatta he’s saving lives.

    • Scott Reynolds | March 31, 2021 at 9:30 PM | Reply

      @M Hall stfu

    • @R G What the hell are you talking about? Who said anything about flirting being illegal? I also never compared that to Gaetz alleged behaviour. I think you have completely misunderstood my comments, or you have mixed up my comments with someone else’s comment.

  4. If the Florida tax collector, the guy who the FBI says ran an under
    aged prostitution ring, was the same guy who introduced the 17 year old
    girl to Gaetz, that is big trouble.

    • claudermiller | March 31, 2021 at 9:04 PM | Reply

      @Pamela Postel someone will eventually flip. These are all soft people. They aren’t the kind of people who would fare well in prison. No lattes in the hoosegow.

    • @Facts First bro ur corny

    • @Facts First if CNN is fake news, why are you wasting your time commenting? CNN had some news and isn’t perfect, but Faux-News is literally opinion… They pedalize to ‘Walmart Republicans’ like you… who based on economic circumstance should be a Democrat. But because of certain prejudices identifies with the GOP. These prejudices include, racism,bigotry,homophobia,religious zealotry and sexism… just like London B. Johnson said… “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man… he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket… Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” You’re fu¢k!n ¢lown🤡

    • @Facts First Are you here trolling because you got tired of the echo chamber on the Fox channel? Oh wait, their comments are disabled on this story aren’t they? Yeah they’re real free speech warriors and anti-censorship. Whenever I see the comments littered with trolls on left media I don’t even have to check, same story on Fox….comments disabled lol.

  5. Jarry Sciligo | March 31, 2021 at 1:52 PM | Reply

    “I wasn’t having an affair with that teenage girl, that guy was trying to extort me for millions! What if I didn’t pay? He was going to show rolls of photographs of me getting jiggy with a teenage girl with hotel receipts, airline records, and a slew of signed credible witnesses. I’m innocent!”

  6. barry macochener | March 31, 2021 at 1:55 PM | Reply

    gaetz defense team : ” No reasonable person would conclude that the girl was 17 .”

  7. He called a 17 year old a ‘woman’. He is guilty as hell.

    Probably also a big Winger fan.

    • Calvin Parish | March 31, 2021 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      So this has been floating around in the doj since March of last year?
      But only now gets leaked to the nyt before a full investigation into the blackmail side of it was fully investigated? ..
      I know libtards never think for themselves, so I’m just gonna throw that one out there…
      But Matt liked trump… And every libtard conspiracy wraps around “orange man bad”.

    • Well at least the American people who VOTED for him know Matt Gaetz isn’t gay…he loves women.Oh by the way the news is fake news

    • So true 🤣🤣🤣

    • Mister Tee Are you referring to when he was talking about his friend who went to dinner with him? That woman? Why are YOU implying that she is 17yrs old? Is it because you have already made your mind up whether he’s actually guilty- just from this…CNN…a C-N-N sh*t chat session, right. Hmmm…wonder if FaceBook is CENSORING this NYT article like they did Hunter’s for “misinformation”. Yeah right.

    • @benjaminwayneb No. He called his woman friend who went to dinner with him a WOMAN. Why you assuming that she was 17yrs old? Hey, YOU should watch the entire interview for YOURSELF, instead of just trusting CNN to be telling you the real story. I mean seriously…you DO know that CNN is NOT a REAL news channel, right? None of them are, in fact. You have to seek the real truth of anything they “report” on to actually get the REAL story.

  8. Nancy Douglas | March 31, 2021 at 2:24 PM | Reply

    I wouldn’t trust Gaetz on anything. I think he is a snake and needs fully investigated.

  9. Alan CordoBa | March 31, 2021 at 2:26 PM | Reply

    Matt Gaetz is that guy that will ABSOLUTELY drag everyone he knows down with him.

    • @Calvin Parish
      Think about the complete lack of evidence that suppports anything you just said and then think about the ridiculous bullshit YOU choose to “believe” and who fed it to YOU. 🤔

    • gitgud haters | March 31, 2021 at 8:46 PM | Reply

      He tried to drag Tucker it was hilarious

    • Mountain Hiker | March 31, 2021 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @Calvin Parish I guess the courts and justice system will tell us the truth.

    • Mountain Hiker | March 31, 2021 at 9:58 PM | Reply

      An indictment will swipe that stupid smirk off his face. Remember, Bill Barr was the one who started this investigation!

  10. So he has had an underage “domestic”, “friend’s brother”, “adopted son” — a teen boy — at home and an underage teen girl on the road? How would this unmarried sleazy guy arrested at least once be allowed to “adopt” a teen? Where is CNN’S investigation of this?

  11. She’s just his new 🎄 helper for this year. Then he’ll help her get into college 🤗.

  12. Jarry Sciligo | March 31, 2021 at 2:43 PM | Reply

    Now we know why Matt Gaetz was so worried about Dr. Seuss being “cancelled”. He reads those books to his dates.

  13. John Damon Walls | March 31, 2021 at 3:01 PM | Reply

    This story is pure gold. Pure Schadenfreude. What comes around goes around jagoff 🤣!

  14. Joaquin Lomeli | March 31, 2021 at 3:10 PM | Reply

    Interesting how Matt Gaetz all of a sudden is considering retiring shortly before this news broke out that he was with a Teen Girl.

  15. QuarianQueen | March 31, 2021 at 3:38 PM | Reply

    When he called her a “17 year old woman” I knew he was guilty lol

  16. Meanwhile somewhere in Wyoming, Liz Cheney is laughing her @$$ off 😂😂😂

  17. I’ve been waiting so long for Gaetz’s Rodent like character to implode on him. Or whatever animal category a weasel fits in.

  18. shane sawyer | March 31, 2021 at 4:19 PM | Reply

    “Dad, you know how you used your connections to get me out of that DUI & to get me elected to Congress? I need your help again!”

  19. Mxolisi Khumalo | March 31, 2021 at 4:35 PM | Reply

    I can’t wait for Trump to say “I don’t know him, but he seems like a good guy, but I never met him before” 😂😂😂

    • Tony Gabagool | March 31, 2021 at 9:16 PM | Reply

      @ChocolateAddict what do you mean? What about the millions of dollars worth of dealings with Ukraine and China? How bout the gun he threw in the dumpster that the secret service was trying to cover up, as they asked the gun store owner for hunters paperwork on the gun he bought as a drug user. I mean I could keep going their family isn’t whom you think they are.

    • Connie Gracia | March 31, 2021 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      @Tony Gabagool hahahaha 😆😂
      I literally saw this at Faux entertainment… Some of us we just watch “them” for the laughs. Is very funny to see how enraged they sound.

    • Tony Gabagool | March 31, 2021 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      @Connie Gracia gotcha they’re just mad which I get cause there’s an old dementia patient running the free world, no leadership can’t even finish his own sentences😂😂 makes us so vulnerable you’ll see in the coming few years…

    • TheSpicehandler | March 31, 2021 at 10:29 PM | Reply

      @Eric But isn’t that the top news story of today?

    • @Tony Gabagool Cuomo I can understand but in regards to Hunter Biden he was not running for president nor any political seat so that’s not relevant. You and I both know that both parties are disgustingly crooked. We can’t keep falling for this party line bullshit all we’re doing is continuing Hamilton and Jefferson’s argument they are nothing but bones and dust now but this problem has bled through the generations and hard wired us to fall for this crap every time George Washington new the party thing would cripple America and prevent progress from being made.

  20. TomokoMurakami | March 31, 2021 at 6:09 PM | Reply

    He calls her a 17-year-old “woman”. Pretty much says it all.

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