Monday, 18 October, 2021


United States politician Matt Gaetz says he won't resign over 'false' sex allegations

BREAKING Matt Gaetz SLAMS Washington swamp for trying to'drown him with false accusations BREAKING: Matt Gaetz SLAMS Washington swamp for trying to 'drown' him with false accusations
Kristine Garrett | 07 April, 2021, 05:50

Former Air Force Capt. Nathaniel Nelson, who served as Gaetz's director of military affairs, said he was contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shortly after news broke that the Department of Justice was investigating whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl in 2019 and broke federal sex-trafficking laws.

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.

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