When Donald Trump was president, the lawmakers most prepared to by sycophantic to him turned Republican begins. Individuals like Jim Jordan, Paul Gosar and Louie Gohmert earned notoriety by sticking near Trump.
However nobody represented this phenomenon higher than Florida congressman Matt Gaetz. Gaetz, who threatened Michael Cohen earlier than a listening to, was paid again for his Trump loyalty with a nationwide profile and talking spots at CPAC.
This morning, it was revealed that Gaetz might be trying into leaving the Home of Representatives for a spot in cable media. And now the New York Instances is reporting that the Florida Rep. is being investigated in a intercourse trafficking case.
Michael Schmidt and Katie Brenner write, “Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida and an in depth ally of former President Donald J. Trump, is being investigated by the Justice Division over whether or not he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to journey with him, in response to three folks briefed on the matter.”
What makes the story much more attention-grabbing is the truth that the case was opened whereas Invoice Barr was Legal professional Common. The Time report notes, “The investigation was opened within the last months of the Trump administration below Legal professional Common William P. Barr, the 2 folks stated. Given Mr. Gaetz’s nationwide profile, senior Justice Division officers in Washington — together with some appointed by Mr. Trump — had been notified of the investigation.”
It is a nonetheless growing story with extra to return.
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