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Matt Gaetz names former DOJ official he says tried to extort his family for $25 million
Washington Examiner ^ | March 30, 2021 - 8:55 PM | By Daniel Chaitin & Jake Dima

Posted on 03/30/2021 6:39:37 PM PDT by conservative98

David McGee, an attorney with Beggs & Lane, is the man the Florida Republican named during an appearance Tuesday evening on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show in which he responded to reports that he is under federal investigation over a former relationship.

McGee served for six years as the first assistant at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and for seven years as the lead attorney for a Justice Department's Organized Crime Task Force, according to his biography on the website of his law firm, which is based in Pensacola, Florida.

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The New York Times reported Gaetz, 38, is being looked at as part of a broader investigation into local Florida official Joel Greenberg, a political ally who was indicted last summer on an array of charges, including sex trafficking of a minor and financially supporting people in exchange for sex, at least one of whom was an underage girl.

Investigators are said to be examining whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship two years ago with a girl believed to have been 17 at the time and paid her to travel with him. Specifically authorities are trying to determine whether he violated federal sex trafficking laws.

Gaetz told Carlson that the FBI, alongside the Department of Justice, had his father wear a wire to eavesdrop on conversations between him and McGee, who the lawmaker alleged was trying to receive $25 million in exchange for making the allegations disappear. The Florida Republican said his father was set to catch McGee on Wednesday in the act demanding "4.5 million" as a "down payment" on the "bribe," adding further that the New York Times leak hampered the investigation.

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1 posted on 03/30/2021 6:39:37 PM PDT by conservative98
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The Florida Republican told Carlson that the 17-year-old in question “doesn’t exist”, and that “providing for flights and hotel rooms for people that you’re dating who are of legal age is not a crime.”


2 posted on 03/30/2021 6:40:27 PM PDT by conservative98
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“This former Department of Justice official tomorrow was supposed to be contacted by my father, so that specific instructions can be given regarding the wiring of $4.5 million as a down payment on this bribe,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that tonight — somehow — the New York Times is leaking this information, smearing me and ruining the investigation that would likely result in one of the former colleagues of the current DOJ being brought to justice for trying to extort me and my family.”

Gaetz also claimed McGee wasn’t working alone, and the group said they had “connections” within the Biden White House


3 posted on 03/30/2021 6:42:19 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

^ This will be interesting. Gaetz is on Bannon’s Warroom quite a bit.


4 posted on 03/30/2021 6:42:24 PM PDT by PGalt (past peak civilization?)
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To: conservative98

Whether...believed

They have nothing.


5 posted on 03/30/2021 6:43:28 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (A Leftist can't enjoy life unless they are controlling, hurting, or destroying others)
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To: conservative98
Hey, the DOJ/FBI did the dirty on Trump and NOBODY went to jail - so now anyone is fair game.

If they can screw the POTUS, a US Rep should be easy-peasy - and even if they're found out, nobody goes to jail.

6 posted on 03/30/2021 6:45:10 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("You'll never hear surf music again" - J. Hendrix)
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To: conservative98

This is how they do it! Thankfully Gaetz is documenting it! The DOJ will try to sweep this under the carpet, and if they can;t, people will start having heart attacks!


7 posted on 03/30/2021 6:45:33 PM PDT by gr8eman (Elder Non-Binary Sibling is Watching You!)
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To: conservative98
Of Gaetz I would say: innocent until proven guilty.

I wouldn't be surprised if he were targeted for political reasons. It has happened before.

8 posted on 03/30/2021 6:45:40 PM PDT by jeffersondem
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To: conservative98
The Florida Republican told Carlson that the 17-year-old in question “doesn’t exist”, and that “providing for flights and hotel rooms for people that you’re dating who are of legal age is not a crime.”

So Gaetz provided flights and hotel rooms for a 17 year old he wasn't "dating"? I'm sorry, this stinks to high heaven. Gaetz is hiding something. He's not telling the full truth.

9 posted on 03/30/2021 6:47:21 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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I fully expect more of this type of political prosecution against anyone who opposes the regime.


10 posted on 03/30/2021 6:48:52 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents)(Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: usconservative

There is no 17 year old.


11 posted on 03/30/2021 6:50:23 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: usconservative

That’s not what he said. His reference to providing hotel rooms, etc., was to persons of LEGAL AGE...not to 17 yr olds.


12 posted on 03/30/2021 6:50:33 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: usconservative

I think you are twisting his words into a pretzel. Very trollish of you.


13 posted on 03/30/2021 6:52:53 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: usconservative

Gaetz is saying that the person or persons he was provding travel and hotel rooms for is not the 17 year old, but someone else.


14 posted on 03/30/2021 6:52:56 PM PDT by usafa92 (Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America!)
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To: jeffersondem
Tucker video

pic.twitter.com/DYMFwqy0EA— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) March 31, 2021


15 posted on 03/30/2021 6:53:14 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: usconservative
"Gaetz is hiding something."


16 posted on 03/30/2021 6:55:46 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches anything.)
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To: usconservative
So Gaetz provided flights and hotel rooms for a 17 year old he wasn't "dating"? I'm sorry, this stinks to high heaven. Gaetz is hiding something. He's not telling the full truth.

Rather, it seems that Rep. Gaetz is unmarried, and it reads as if he provided flights and hotel rooms for an adult woman he was dating.
17 posted on 03/30/2021 6:56:19 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began)
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To: usconservative
You don't seem to understand what Gaetz said. I don't know who is telling the truth, but the NY Times and the other media outlets running with the story have a history of lying.

Gaetz claims there is no 17 year old, and therefore he never provided anything to them. He does say that he has provided flights and hotel rooms to other people who are of legal age that he was dating. That obviously isn't a crime, or even out of the ordinary in any way.

18 posted on 03/30/2021 6:58:39 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: conservative98

Hey... Gaetz is a Trump supporter.... what else is there to know..

Doesn’t matter what either... as long as biden and son and clinton are walking around.. dont try to nitpic on free men.


19 posted on 03/30/2021 6:59:52 PM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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He's not telling the full truth

First, I believe him and second, no one in congress tells the truth, so I suggest some back off this friend of MAGA.

20 posted on 03/30/2021 7:01:06 PM PDT by JonPreston (Q: Never have so many, been so wrong, so often)
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