Mar-A-Lago regular, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) responded to a bombshell report that he is under investigation for an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl by claiming that he is the victim of an extortion plot by a former Justice Department official.
And @RepMattGaetz was the only person out of 419, to oppose anti human trafficking legislation in 2017. pic.twitter.com/TKAC8lWykg
— David (@Dvebell) March 30, 2021
The New York Times reported Wednesday evening that federal investigators are examining Gaetz’s alleged payment for the girl’s travel alongside him, which could violate sex trafficking laws. Gaetz says he is cooperating with the feds.
The Justice Department opened the probe in the twilight of former President Donald Trump’s administration under former Attorney General William Barr, who briefed senior DOJ officials on the matter, according to the Times.
No charges have been filed against Gaetz, who is 38. He told the Times in a statement that he was only aware that he had come up in an investigation, though he did not believe he was the target: “I only know that it has to do with women. I have a suspicion that someone is trying to recategorize my generosity to ex-girlfriends as something more untoward.”
The investigation of Gaetz’s relationship and financial dealings stems from the indictment and prosecution of Joel Greenberg, a former Seminole County tax collector and a political ally of Gaetz, the Times reports. Greenberg was indicted in June 2020 on charges of sex trafficking a child, alleging he “recruited” and “solicited” a teenage girl between the ages of 14 and 17 for sex for multiple months in 2017 in exchange for favors from Greenberg. He resigned from his position in the aftermath, and he is currently jailed for violating the terms of his bail as he awaits trial in June. Greenberg has pleaded not guilty.
Gaetz proposed to his girlfriend Ginger Luckey at Mar-a-Lago in December. Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tweeted a picture of the couple. When reached by The Daily Beast, Luckey declined to comment.
He caused a stir in the summer of 2020 when he announced he had a 19-year-old “son,” Nestor Galban, who was the brother of his then-girlfriend. Galban moved in with Gaetz when he was 12.
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I loved Florida in the 60s/70s when I lived there. It was about as country as it could get. Even then, it was known that the mob controlled many aspects of the state gov, using Cuban ‘refugees’ as soldiers. Now it is naught but a gated community state, run by the most corrupt individuals one can imagine. I have seen it become the biggest facade in the country, billed as ‘conservative’, meaning safe for the moneyed. It is also now the state with the most rampant cognitive dissonance issues. As with Carolina and Graham, McCain and Arizona, they keep returning and creating the worst of the worst to gov…and claim to be America First. Their love of anti-BDS propositions and laws, their willingness to be the jump point for intel and terrorist activities run by CIA/Mossad/corporate entities has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 20 years. The level of intelligence in Florida voters is not in question, it’s their allegiance to the status quo that is paramount to them…that and the facade they present to the rest of the nation. The only time corruption is an issue to the general public, is when they run afoul of those in power. Otherwise, the public could give a rats ass. Trump and his ilk are right at home there.
“In December 2020, Gaetz announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Ginger Luckey.” Lucky Ginger, maybe she doesn’t know what a scum bag her future husband is… Or, maybe she does.
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