It is bombshell after bombshell within the Trump Republican period, however this one is a stunner. The New York Instances studies that Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, a vitriolic Trump loyalist, is “being investigated by the Justice Division” over a doable sexual relationship with a 17-year-old that will have included paying “for her to journey with him.” The investigation was reportedly opened late final yr beneath Trump-appointed Lawyer Basic William Barr, and “some” Trump-appointed officers had been knowledgeable of the investigation.
Gaetz is being investigated as a part of a broader intercourse trafficking investigation of Florida politico Joel Greenberg, who has already been indicted for baby intercourse trafficking and different fees.
Earlier at this time Gaetz had indicated that he may not run for reelection to his congressional seat, as a substitute presumably taking a place at conspiracy outlet Newsmax. Newsmax and different conservative shops have promoted “QAnon”-based conspiracy claims of a worldwide intercourse trafficking ring managed by Donald Trump’s private enemies.