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In a shocking turn of events, The New York Times is now reporting that GOP Representative Matt Gaetz is under a federal investigation by the Justice Department concerning allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and also paid for her to travel with him.

Perhaps the most shocking part of all is that the investigation was reportedly opened in the final months of the Trump Administration, making it seem less likely that it could be politically motivated.

As The New York Times reports:

Investigators are examining whether Mr. Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, the people said. A variety of federal statutes make it illegal to induce someone under 18 to travel over state lines to engage in sex in exchange for money or something of value. The Justice Department regularly prosecutes such cases, and offenders often receive severe sentences.

It was not clear how Mr. Gaetz met the girl, believed to be 17 at the time of encounters about two years ago that investigators are scrutinizing, according to two of the people.

The investigation was opened in the final months of the Trump administration under Attorney General William P. Barr, the two people said. Given Mr. Gaetz’s national profile, senior Justice Department officials in Washington — including some appointed by Mr. Trump — were notified of the investigation, the people said…

Mr. Gaetz said in an interview that his lawyers had been in touch with the Justice Department and that they were told he was the subject, not the target, of an investigation. “I only know that it has to do with women,” Mr. Gaetz said. “I have a suspicion that someone is trying to recategorize my generosity to ex-girlfriends as something more untoward.”

The stunning revelation comes reports have circulated indicating that Gaetz is potentially considering retiring from Congress to pursue a job with Newsmax.

UPDATE: Matt Gaetz has responded to the allegations on Twitter:

 


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L J
L J
7 months ago

Wow. So one of Trumps biggest supporters is accused and slandered. What a coincidence. NOT. I wonder why? Likely to take the heat off of randy Andy Cuomo and also off of Senile Joe who can barely walk across a stage and even then needs notes about what to say. Gaetz should NOT resign for any reason. These slime balls count on this sort of character assassination because they are so morally bankrupt themselves. They are the Kings of bottom feeders. . And in my estimation, 17 year old girls are PLENTY savvy these days so she gets no violins from me.

Reggie
Reggie
7 months ago
Reply to  L J

25 million also sounds like extortion

MANUEL A ALVAREZ
MANUEL A ALVAREZ
7 months ago
Reply to  Reggie

Yup, the FBI is involve, probably corruption alright, on the FBI involvement

MANUEL A ALVAREZ
MANUEL A ALVAREZ
7 months ago
Reply to  L J

let’s see where this go, probably in the same direction as Trump being a Russian agent> FBI involvement means its probably another corrupt investigation. Oh and that the investigation started during Trump’s DOJ, you mean the same DOJ that started the Muller report, the same DOJ that is still waiting on the Durham report, the same DOJ under Jabba the Hut Barr, that did nothing while America burned, and election laws and the Constitution were trampled on. Yeah signed me up for this investigation

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
7 months ago

The corrupt satanic Nazi democrats Waffen SS, the second largest criminal organization in the world are persecuting their arch enemy, the true Patriots of the United States of America , the children of the light, but this won’t last long, our Holy Father has had enough of these evil and wicked vile beings!

Tina Betti
Tina Betti
7 months ago
Reply to  Jojodmonkey

It’s all a set up by the left and the DOJ. Why don’t start investigating Hunter and Joe Biden instead.

Bonniefree
Bonniefree
7 months ago

Matt Gaetz do not resign! I am quite sure this sounds like a witch hunt! Best thing to do is get the Truth out there, deal with it and move on, there is not one among us who has not screwed up at one time or another! Jesus was the only perfect man to walk this earth and he came to save, not point fingers! His grace is ALWAYS AVAILABLE! You Matt are a wonderful statesman and your ideas and drive are needed!! Thank you for all you do! This too shall pass! God bless!

Boopeydoo
Boopeydoo
7 months ago
Reply to  Bonniefree

They were trying to blackmail him and his family for 25 million. It is lies.