The investigation was opened by William Barr during the Trump administration. Gaetz is claiming that the accusations are part of an extortion attempt. Interesting that this breaks the same day Gaetz is reported saying that he will not seek re-election and possibly leave his position early to take a job with Newsmax.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is under investigation for an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl, The New York Times reports.
Federal investigators are reportedly examining Gaetz’s alleged payment for the minor’s travel alongside him, which could violate sex trafficking laws. It is unclear how the two met. The Justice Department opened the probe in the twilight of former President Donald Trump’s administration under former Attorney General William Barr, who briefed senior DOJ officials on the matter, according to the Times.
woof, from 2017…