Florida Congressman and close Trump ally Matt Gaetz is in trouble.
The latest allegations about the Justice Department’s investigation linked to President Trump.
But then Donald Trump just shut down one big rumor about Matt Gaetz’s sex scandal.
The Department of Justice is investigating Congressman Gaetz on allegations of sex trafficking—alleging he paid for women’s travel and gifts in exchange for sex—as well as a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
“No part of the allegations against me are true, and the people pushing these lies are targets of the ongoing extortion investigation,” Gaetz declared in response, claiming the charges were an attempt by the Joe Biden Deep State to frame him.
But The New York Times dropped a second hit piece alleging that before Donald Trump left office, Gaetz asked the White House for a blanket pardon for Gaetz and his allies.
“In the final weeks of Mr. Trump’s term, Mr. Gaetz sought something in return. He privately asked the White House for blanket pre-emptive pardons for himself and unidentified congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed, according to two people told of the discussions,” The New York Times reported.
The investigation into Gaetz spun out of an investigation into Gaetz’s friend and former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg for sex trafficking.
After days of silence, President Trump finally weighed in on the matter releasing a statement denying that Gaetz ever asked him for a pardon and noting that Gaetz denied the charges against him.
“Congressman Matt Gaetz has never asked me for a pardon,” Trump’s statement read. “It must also be remembered that he has totally denied the accusations against him.”
To date, no women stepped forward to accuse Gaetz of any wrongdoing.
And all the women that work in Gaetz’s congressional office released a statement of support for the Congressman and defending him against the charges.
Gaetz’s lawyers also released a statement refuting the Times’ story calling it a hit job planted by political hacks and claiming that Gaetz’s comments about asking for blanket pardons were public remarks Gaetz offered to the President about the President pardoning himself, his family and his top allies because Gaetz felt the Biden Justice Department would try to put them all in jail.
“Entry-level political operatives have conflated a pardon call from Representative Gaetz — where he called for President Trump to pardon ‘everyone from himself, to his administration, to Joe Exotic’ — with these false and increasingly bizarre, partisan allegations against him,” the statement read. “Those comments have been on the record for some time, and President Trump even retweeted the congressman, who tweeted them out himself.”
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