What we know about investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz | USA TODAY 1

What we know about investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz | USA TODAY

 

Here's what we know about Florida congressman Matt Gaetz who is reportedly under investigation over an alleged sexual relationship with a minor.
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Rep. Matt Gaetz, a firebrand Florida Republican and close ally of former President Donald Trump, is under investigation over allegations that he had sex with an underage girl, according to media reports Tuesday.

The revelation that the Justice Department is investigating Gaetz for potential violations of sex trafficking laws swiftly roiled national politics. Gaetz was accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paying for her travel, The New York Times first reported.

The third-term congressman denied wrongdoing, insinuating that he and his family have been under the threat of extortion from a former Justice official.

Gaetz has not been charged and said he is cooperating with the DOJ investigation.

The allegations at the heart of the evolving controversy are the most serious charges levied at a congressman who is no stranger to political scandal. The broader story of the situation involves multiple elected officials and investigations in Florida and Washington.

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43 comments

  1. Seems like the Press was set up on this one! This may backfire! I just don’t see him doing this.. but definitely see him getting blackmailed and using it to go after MSM and DOJ

    1. @C Train Washington Examiner is an extreme far right paper that has been caught defending republicans that later turned out guilty. Even the article you are referring to doesn’t do anything but show what Gaetz is saying. No proof of it being true is given. Sorry, try again.

    2. @C Train Ummmmm….so the Washington Examiner ISN’T the media??? Hey folks….learn something new every day!

  2. If this is true, that boys in a heap of trouble plus the fact he isn’t too bright to begin with.

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  3. Today’s lesson in Karma is brought to you by the ONE congressman who voted against a child trafficking law. THE ONLY ONE.

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  4. Where is Daddy Donny ? Come out and defend your god son Donny … . Maybe Donny keeping distance from the “I don’t know him well …

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  5. This is a diversion to hide his relationship with the 19 year old young man who lives with him. His story about adopting him as his “son” is very fishy.

  6. Coincidentally, I just made a bet with a Trumper that indeed Trump will deny knowing Gaetz.

  7. I certainly hope Mr Potatohead is innocent. Although, he would get well looked after in protective custody, given his boyish good looks and bouffant.

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