New CNN report Rep. Matt Gaetz claims that he has long been frustrated with Republican leaders in the House of Representatives.
Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s staff reportedly spoke with Gates during his first term.
Two sources said the parliamentary conversation was about “acting professionally.”
In the barrage of suspicion scandal And Controversy It’s currently plagued Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz. New CNN report Republicans claim they have been “discussed” about his reckless actions as a freshman in Washington, DC.
According to CNN, Gates made a name for himself as a conservative provocateur and Trump Loyalist shortly after joining Congress in 2017.
Behind the scenes, Gates gained a reputation as a showboat among his colleagues.So Insider reported earlier, Many of his fellow Republicans were fascinated about these days According to the news, he is under investigation by DOJ. A former Trump aide told insiders, “I feel a little proven.”
“He’s the most sneaky person in politics,” he told insider Robin Brabender.
However, Thursday’s report from CNN suggests that Gates was a thorn on the side of Republican leadership.
According to the outlet, the staff of then Speaker of the House Paul Ryan held a short meeting with Gates at the Houses of Parliament during his first term. They reportedly discussed with freshman lawmakers “acting professionally in Congress,” two sources with knowledge of the conference told the outlets.
According to one source, the discussion had nothing to do with the particular case, and Ryan did not give Gates a personal lecture.
A Gates spokesperson refused to account for CNN, denying that Gates had ever been rebuked by Ryan or his staff.
“It didn’t happen, there was no meeting with the speaker or his staff,” a spokesman told the outlet.
A Gates spokesperson did not immediately respond to insider comment requests.
The Justice Department is investigating whether Gates has a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and may have violated federal law on sexual trafficking in the process.Since then The New York Times reported the investigation Gates faced earlier this week Further problems..
Gates said Wednesday, DOJ’s survey said Organized crime blackmail scheme To him led by a former DOJ prosecutor. In a series of tweets, he and his family said they were working with the FBI on the issue and provided Politico with an email that seemed to support his statement on Wednesday.
But, as insider Sonam Chess reported, it was Sex trafficking investigations are unlikely to be related to blackmail conspiracy.. The former was launched in the summer of 2020, months before Gates contacted his father and was allegedly blackmailed.
Saga continued on Thursday morning Reported by CNN That The Justice Department is also investigating whether Gates has used election funds To pay for women’s travel and other expenses.
Late Thursday CNN report Gates Showed a nude photo of a woman he said he slept with, And bragging about his sexual exploitation. According to the outlet, he reportedly showed photos both privately and on the house floor.
CNN reported that the photo in question showed no indication that it was related to a Justice Department investigation.
Sonam Sheth contributed to this report.
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