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The tangled tale of the Israel consulate, the Dilbert cartoonist and the Matt Gaetz case

Novak never said he thought the alleged plan to free the hostage was a crime, according to copies of the text messages that were previously reported and whose authenticity were confirmed to POLITICO by Adams. But on Aug. 31, a federal grand jury indicted a suspect for allegedly trying to defraud Gaetz’s father. The scheme […]

Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene star in new Lincoln Project ad: ‘Last week in the Republican party’

The Lincoln Project on Wednesday came out with a new advertisement poking fun at Republican leaders such as Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene. The 98-second video ‘Last week in the Republican Party’ features Congressman Jim Jordan’s interview with Spectrum News where he was questioned about speaking with former president Donald Trump on […]

Federal prosecutors looking into whether Gaetz obstructed justice

The witness later spoke with prosecutors, the sources said. Gaetz has denied all wrongdoing, including obstructing justice or having sex with the trafficked 17-year-old, who was a friend of both Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend and the witness prosecutors interviewed. The obstruction probe is the latest development in the ongoing federal investigation into Gaetz, a top ally of […]

Evolving and salacious: The Matt Gaetz allegations, explained

It has been more than a month since the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). Still, the story continues to evolve, with more details coming to light thanks, in part, to Joel Greenberg, a close friend of Gaetz. The alleged violations of House rules that are being examined could include […]

Gaetz ex-girlfriend feared alleged sex-trafficking victim taped call for feds

Gaetz’s former girlfriend has played a bit role in the unfolding public drama — she is the woman who sent the lawmaker a nude video of her performing a hula hoop dance that he showed to other members of Congress. But two of her friends, who declined to be identified publicly because of the sensational […]

Gaetz and DeSantis: A friendship that may become a liability

When he launched his campaign to become Florida’s governor in January 2018, few expected Ron DeSantis to prevail in America’s toughest political battleground. The 39-year-old congressman was largely unknown outside his Daytona Beach district. He didn’t have the professional staff or fundraising prowess typically required to compete in such a large state. And he was […]

MSNBC’s Reid, Kirschner Suggest DeSantis Involved in Gaetz Scandals

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” host Joy Reid and NBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner suggested that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) could be involved in the sex and drug scandals involving Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). Reid said, “So the question for Gaetz, because, obviously, Greenberg has to give somebody bigger than him, that […]

CNN Director Admits Network Is Trashing Matt Gaetz to ‘Hurt Him Because He’s Pro-Trump’

CNN director Charlie Chester has admitted the network has worked tirelessly 24/7 to spread fake news about Rep. Matt Gaetz simply because he is “too conservative.” “If the agenda say, is to like get, like Matt Gaetz right now, he’s like this Republican,” Chester said in an explosive video released by Project Vertias. You can […]

‘Felt like a setup’: WhatsApp chat shows Gaetz ally scrambling to contain fallout

Greenberg also said he was paying the legal fees for the woman, who is now 20 years old. The WhatsApp messages shed light on key aspects of the scandal consuming the Florida Republican congressman and close ally of President Donald Trump — and on the state of mind of the man Gaetz once called his […]

House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

Image Credit: Getty Images In response to allegations accusing Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz of sexual misconduct and other illicit activities, the House Ethics Committee announced that Gaetz is currently under investigation. Gaetz’s associate, Joel Greenberg, has been indicted on 33 counts, including identity theft and sex trafficking of a minor. On Friday, House Ethics Chairman […]

House Ethics Committee Investigating GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz and Tom Reed

The House Committee on Ethics announced Friday they opened an investigation on two Republican Representatives, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY). This comes as both Republicans recently were accused of sexual misconduct. The letter opening Gaetz’s investigation stated the Committee had been made aware of public allegations surrounding Gaetz. The letter lays out that Gaetz […]

Matt Gaetz trip to Bahamas with marijuana entrepreneur under investigation, report claims

Federal investigators are reportedly probing whether Congressman Matt Gaetz travelled to the Bahamas as part of a broader inquiry into allegations of sex trafficking, according to CBS News. The outlet reports that the Florida congressman travelled with an Orlando hand surgeon who is also co-founder and chair of the Medical Marijuana Physicians Association. Dr Jason […]

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz’s Accused Extorter Confirms Asking for $25 Million, Denies Extortion

Former Air Force intelligence turned consultant Bob Kent admitted Monday he asked Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz for $25 million, but denies accusations of extortion. During a Monday interview on SiriusXM’s The Michael Smerconish Program, one of the men Gaetz has accused of using an investigation into alleged liaisons with underage girls as the basis for […]

Who is Joel Greenberg? Meet the Jewish Florida politician at the center of the Matt Gaetz scandal

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Right Wing Round-Up: Pizza-Gaetz?

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Rep. Matt Gaetz Reconsiders Support for Establishment Media Cartel Act

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said he was reconsidering whether he should be a cosponsor of the deceptively-named Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), after hearing testimony from Glenn Greenwald and others about how the Act would empower many of the Big Media conglomerates that drove Silicon Valley censorship. “I’m a cosponsor of the JCPA, but […]

CPAC: Gaetz says media ‘biased’ over Ted Cruz’s Cancun trip and should have focused on ‘caravans’ of migrants instead

Republican congressman Matt Gaetz attacked the way Ted Cruz’s short-lived trip to Cancun, Mexico – amid a record-breaking winter storm – was reported by the media last week. The Florida congressman, who was speaking at the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando on Friday, accused the media of being ‘biased’ towards Mr Cruz, […]

At ‘America Uncanceled’ Conference, Matt Gaetz Continues to Cancel His GOP Colleague

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida—the theme of which is “American Uncanceled”—Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida railed against so-called cancel culture Friday before turning his wrath on his GOP colleague Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, whom he has sought to cancel. A Trump loyalist who has rubbed elbows with far-right figures and […]

Matt Gaetz: I’ll Quit Congress to Defend President Trump

Florida Rep. Mat Gaetz says he is prepared to give up his seat in the House in order to rigorously defend President Donald Trump during his upcoming impeachment trial. During an interview on Steve Bannon’s “War Room Pandemic,” Gaetz confirmed that he and other patriotic lawmakers have discussed volunteering to defend Trump, but were informed […]

‘Billions’ Creator Brian Koppelman Says Matt Gaetz Has ‘The Single Most Punchable Face I Have Ever Seen’

Brian Koppelman, producer and creator of the hit Showtime drama Billions, jumped to Twitter on Wednesday to say U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R, FL) has “the single most punchable face” he has ever seen. The Hollywood producer, who also co-wrote Ocean’s Thirteen and Rounders, claimed he was against violence but then turned right around and said […]

Gov. Murphy lashes out at Gaetz for appearance at Young Republican gala

The Florida Republican was the back-up headliner of the event — put on by the New York Young Republican Club — after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin backed out of the indoor event. James O’Keefe, the leader of the conservative outfit Project Veritas, was also on the billing. Gaetz’s profile has grown considerably in the […]

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz asks the DOJ to launch a criminal investigation into Mark Zuckerberg, accusing the Facebook CEO of lying to Congress

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz on Monday accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of lying to Congress in 2018 and asked the Justice Department to investigate the matter. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Gaetz alleged that Zuckerberg made false statements to Congress about Facebook’s content moderation during two hearings two years […]

AG Sessions should ‘step up and fire Robert Mueller’; Rep. Gaetz repeats

     Rep. Matt Gaetz has repeated his call for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be removed and for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to get involved in the Russia investigation. Speaking to Ed Henry on “Fox News @ Night” Tuesday, the first-term Florida Republican said Sessions is a “spectator” at this point after recusing himself from […]

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