Skip to comments.Matt Gaetz names former DOJ official he says tried to extort his family for $25 million
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.
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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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.”
“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
^ This will be interesting. Gaetz is on Bannon’s Warroom quite a bit.
They have nothing.
If they can screw the POTUS, a US Rep should be easy-peasy - and even if they're found out, nobody goes to jail.
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!
I wouldn't be surprised if he were targeted for political reasons. It has happened before.
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.
I fully expect more of this type of political prosecution against anyone who opposes the regime.
There is no 17 year old.
That’s not what he said. His reference to providing hotel rooms, etc., was to persons of LEGAL AGE...not to 17 yr olds.
I think you are twisting his words into a pretzel. Very trollish of you.
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.
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.
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.
First, I believe him and second, no one in congress tells the truth, so I suggest some back off this friend of MAGA.
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