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Rep. Matt Gaetz states that teenage sexual claims are part of the blackmail program
Joe Raedle / Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) claimed to be a victim of a blackmail program by former Justice Department officials in response to a bomb report that he was investigating a relationship with a 17-year-old girl. The New York Times reported Tuesday evening that federal agents were investigating Gates’ alleged payments for a girl’s companion trip about two years ago, which could violate sexual trafficking laws. .. Gates said he is cooperating with the federal government and has no plans to resign from Congress. The Department of Justice began an investigation in the twilight of former President Donald Trump’s administration under former Attorney General William Barr, who explained the issue to senior DOJ officials. Times. Gates added a completely different spin to the reported survey in a three-tweet thread. “For the past few weeks, my family and I have been victims of organized crime blackmail involving former Republican officials seeking $ 25 million, threatening to sully my name.” “We’ve been working with federal authorities on this,” he continued, adding that his father, former Republican Florida Senator Don Gates, “worn wires at the direction of the FBI to catch these criminals.” It was. His barbaric explanation continued. “The leak planted at the FBI tonight was intended to thwart the investigation. None of the claims to me are true, and those pushing these lies are subject to ongoing blackmail investigations. The company behind Gates’ “Antifa” mob allegations told Axios after a Times report that the woman he dated was a minor. But he admitted that he had paid for them. As you know, I paid for a flight in a hotel room. I was generous as a partner. Gates, 38, has not been charged. He told The Times in a statement that he knew he was the only one to investigate. He didn’t believe he was the target. I suspect someone is trying to reclassify my ex-girlfriend’s generosity as more annoying. In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News Tuesday night, Gates called the story a “horrible claim” and a “lie.” The New York Times tells me that I traveled with a 17-year-old woman, which is definitely wrong. Gates claimed that as part of the FBI’s investigation, his father was supposed to contact the former DOJ employee on Wednesday to arrange a $ 4.5 million down payment. About $ 25 million in blackmail. Federal Attorneys’ Offices in northern and central Florida declined to comment. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the New York Times could leak this information tonight, pollute me, ruin my investigation, and bring one of my current DOJ colleagues to trial,” Gates said. Says. Gates told Fox that the former DOJ employee following him was David Maggie, who is now Beggs & Lane’s lawyer. “This is a blatant attempt to distract from the fact that Matt Gaetz is about to be prosecuted for sexual trafficking in a minor girl,” Maggie said. “Immediately release the tape that involved a former colleague in a crime against me based on a false allegation, created at their direction.” He was asked how long and how he worked with the federal government, MA. A Georgian legislator simply sent a text message to The Daily Beast on Tuesday night saying, “The first blackmail text on March 16 was sent.” He did not immediately reply to the follow-up message asking for clarification. Andrea Clarke, a spokeswoman for the Federal Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida, provided no further clarity. “We will not confirm or deny the existence of an ongoing investigation. We cannot make any comments,” the Times said, but the investigation into Gates’ relations and financial transactions was conducted by Joel, a former Seminole County tax collector.・ It was reported that it originated from Greenberg’s prosecution and prosecution. Greenberg was Gates’ very close political ally, so Congressman approved him in a 2017 talk radio interview about the possibility of Congress’s execution. The two visited the White House together in 2019 and took a selfie on the lawn. In June 2020, Greenberg was charged with sexually trafficking children for “recruiting” and “soliciting” teenage girls between the ages of 14 and 10. 17 for sex in multiple months of 2017 in exchange for benefits. Greenberg also allegedly used state resources, including surrendered licenses, to create fake identities and fake child sexual allegations against political rivals. He resigned in the aftermath and is currently imprisoned for violating bail conditions. He is waiting for a trial in June. Greenberg pleaded not guilty. Mark Howitz, who represented Greenberg until December, told The Daily Beast that he “probably couldn’t comment” on the link between his previous client case and the investigation, including Gates. Sarah Palin has canceled and Matt Gaetz will sign on Greenberg’s lawyer, NY Young Republic’s Pandemic Garraflitscheller, declined to comment on the grounds of a pending proceeding against the client. Gates proposed to his girlfriend Ginger Lucky in December at Marago. Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tweeted a photo of the couple. Lucky declined to comment when the Daily Beast arrived. Republicans in Florida caused a ruckus in the summer of 2020 when they announced that they had a 19-year-old “son”, Nester Galvan, who was the brother of his girlfriend at the time. Galvan moved with Gates at the age of twelve. Gates’ romance with young women has gathered some scrutiny. In 2018, college students confirmed to HuffPo reporter Matt Fuller (now the editor of The Daily Beast) that she was dating a member of parliament. “Matt Gaetz is my boyfriend,” she wrote in an email after Fuller got a hint about a young woman shadowing Gaetz. In 2019, Mother Jones reported that staff had textually warned Gates about their relationship with 21-year-old Gates, who was happy with the camera. “Don’t be surprised if many conservatives and competitors like Chris Dosef in Florida CD1 might frown. Based on her sexually explicit images, her video sucks her weeds. Shows her prominent application of multiple abilities and words that are the exact opposite of Northwest Florida values. ”According to Mother Jones, Getz published a publication not to reveal the identity of the woman he was dating. Was called “sueing”. Elected to Congress in 2016, Getz created himself as a super-conservative fire brand, a millennial playing card that frequently appears on Fox News, and its right-wing challenger Newsmax. He supported Trump’s lie that the November presidential election was stolen and voted against proving the results of the elections from Pennsylvania and Arizona on January 6 and 7. At the end of his term in 2023, he will resign from Congress in support of his role as a commentator at Newsmax. In 2017, he was the only member of both the House of Representatives and the Senate and voted against a bill that would provide the federal government with broad authority and funding to combat trafficking. Put your top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! DailyBeast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. learn more.