Gaetz wrote in a Washington Examiner op-ed that news outlets "are just repeating false allegations about a congressman who loathes the swamp and fights both sides of it on a daily basis".
Gaetz refuted the allegations last week, writing on Twitter that he and his family have been victims of a former Department of Justice official "seeking $25 million while threatening to smear my name". "I don't understand why that's not more of a scandal for Democrats".
"My lifestyle of yesteryear may be different from how I live now, but it was not and is not illegal", Gaetz wrote.
He further noted that he "defended Rep. Katie Hill's "throuple" when her own Democratic colleagues wouldn't". "It comes as no surprise that my political opponents want to sensationalize and criminalize my prior sex life just as I am getting engaged to the best person I've ever known". Consensual adult relationships are not illegal.
The Times reported Tuesday that it's unclear what Gaetz knew of the inquiry at the time of his request, and he didn't tell White House aides when he sought the pardons that he was under investigation. "They are investigating people, not crimes".
Nelson left Gaetz's office in late October of past year, The New York Post reported, in what he called a "planned departure" in order to support "the military missions in a private capacity" in the Florida Panhandle.
Gaetz posted the information with a wide-eyed emoji. Instead, the outspoken and increasingly politically outcast Florida Republican repeats the suggestion that he is the target of a political persecution that was initiated by the Biden administration.
Gaetz's article was published the same day a former congressional aide told reporters he was interviewed last week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Without detailing them, he said he believes the charges against Gaetz are false.
Trump was aware of Gaetz's request, but the idea was quickly dismissed inside the White House, sources told ABC News.
Prosecutors in the second week of the trial are also expected to zero in on Chauvin's training in the use of force. Dr Lagenfeld announced Floyd dead after 30 minutes by which time he had been without a pulse for close to an hour.
The path of the pandemic and the ability of the authorities to provide policy support will be important for that outcome. The IMF has upgraded both its United Kingdom and global forecasts compared with what it projected in January.
The halt comes after a number of people under 60 died from a rare brain blood clot after being injected with the vaccine. The UK has secured a total of 457 million Covid vaccine doses, of which 100 million are from AstraZeneca.
Police in Frederick, Maryland say there are now two victims and one suspect is down in an active shooter situation. It was unclear whether the shooting occurred inside or outside a business at the facility.
Jordanian authorities said on Sunday they had foiled a "malicious plot" by Hamzah to destabilize the kingdom with foreign support. Abdullah and Hamzah are both sons of the late King Hussein, who remains a beloved figure two decades after his death.
The updated trial data would not prompt the company to change that development strategy, a BioNTech spokeswoman said. Pfizer and BioNTech say they plan to share the results with worldwide regulatory agencies soon.
He obtained the rank of E-4 in June 2017 while serving with Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in Bremerton, Wash. Fort Detrick is home to the military's flagship biological defense laboratory and several federal civilian biodefense labs.
Furthermore, 60,048 people were discharged after recovery on Saturday, taking the nationwide recovery tally to 1,16,29,289. Last week, it opened up vaccinations to all those over 45 years old to speed up its flagging national inoculation drive.
He also emphasised that "no one is above the law and that Jordan's security and stability take precedence over any consideration". He said that a number of his friends had been arrested, his security had removed and his internet and phone lines had been cut.
York, Durham and Halton regions said Tuesday that they do not plan to follow suit in shutting down schools for the time being. Teachers have also argued that they should be prioritized for vaccinations if they are required to teach in the classroom.
These included a foreign intelligence agency contacting Hamzah's wife to organise a plane for the couple to leave Jordan, he said. He added that security forces sent a recommendation to King Abdullah to refer the case to the State Security Court.
In response, residents near the reservoir have been ordered to evacuate as crews work to pump water out and avoid a deluge. Manatee County, the state and HRK Holdings, who now owns the property, have worked for years in finding a solution.
Calif. Gov. Newsom unveils plan to 'reopen' on June 15
Gavin Newsom also struck a positive tone in the announcement Tuesday, but cautioned that residents still had to remain cautious. The mask mandate will remain in place, but businesses and other venues will be allowed to reopen without occupancy limits.
Peel schools will not be reopening on Tuesday
But that may be extended if COVID-19 indicators don't improve, the regional health authority said. There are over 1,000 schools with at least one reported case and 83 are now closed as a result.
Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel
New Zealand's tourism sector would be crossing fingers for a start before the country's next long weekend - Anzac Day, April 25. If New Zealand detects multiple cases of unknown origin, the government will likely suspend flights for a set period of time.
India records highest single-day Covid-19 vaccine coverage
Besides, 4,57,78,875 and 7,65,354 beneficiaries aged more than 45 have been administered the first and second dose respectively. Out of which 33,65,597 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 3,05,645 beneficiaries received the second dose.
Suspect in U.S. Capitol attack suffered delusions
President Joe Biden in a statement expressed condolences and said he ordered the White House flag to be lowered at half-mast. In it, the Nation of Islam leader said Jesus was not the Messiah and called Christian theology a lie, Fox reported.
Ontario To Enter Province-Wide Shutdown Saturday
Capacity at weddings, funerals and religious services, rites or ceremonies is limited to 15 per cent capacity per room indoors. The province has already seen record numbers of people admitted to ICUs, with more than 430 patients admitted as of Wednesday.