Published: Wed, March 31, 2021
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Congressman Matt Gaetz Under Investigation for Sex with Teen Girl

Congressman Matt Gaetz Under Investigation for Sex with Teen Girl

The people told the Times that as part of this broader probe, investigators are looking at whether Gaetz, a high profile ally of former President Donald Trump, violated federal sex trafficking laws - something that could carry severe legal repercussions. The investigation also looks at whether or not the Florida congressman paid for her to cross state lines, which would breach federal sex trafficking laws.

Joel Greenberg, who was indicted last summer on an array of charges, including sex trafficking of a child and financially supporting people in exchange for sex, at least one of whom was an underage girl.

The investigation began in the final months of former President Donald Trump's administration under Attorney General William Barr and was part of an investigation into Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in northern Florida, who was indicted previous year on charges of sex trafficking of a child and financially supporting people, including one underage girl, in exchange for sex.

Gaetz said his lawyers were told by the DOJ that "I was not a target but a subject of an investigation regarding sexual conduct with women". "I have a suspicion that someone is trying to recategorize my generosity to ex-girlfriends as something more untoward".

So far, no charges have been brought against him.

"The allegations against me are as searing as they are false", Gaetz added in a phone interview with Axios.

Tucker Carlson told viewers on Tuesday night that his interview with Matt Gaetz was "one of the weirdest interviews I've ever conducted".

Victoria Taft is the host of "The Adult in the Room Podcast With Victoria Taft" where you can hear her series on "Antifa Versus Mike Strickland". "You were accused of something you did not do, so you know what this feels like."A somewhat befuddled Carlson responded: "You just referred to a mentally ill viewer who accused me of a sex crime 20 years ago".

"Tonight I am demanding that the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation release the audio recordings that were made under their supervision, and at their direction, which will prove my innocence and which will show that these allegations aren't true, they're merely meant to try to bleed my family out of money", he added. He pleaded not guilty but ended up back in jail recently "for violating the terms of his bail", the Times noted.

Separately, Axios reported Tuesday that Gaetz was telling confidants he was contemplating not seeking reelection and possibly leaving his post early for a job at Newsmax, a conservative media outlet.

Greenberg is a former local official.

Gaetz said the allegations against him are false and rooted in an extortion effort to smear his name for $25 million. No part of the allegations against me are true, and the people pushing these lies are targets. of the ongoing extortion investigation.

Gaetz said in a tweet that he has been "cooperating with federal authorities".

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