As sham investigations against conservatives in the MAGA movement begin to ramp up before the 2022 mid-term election, the Democrat machine suffered a huge loss today: prosecutors will not seek charges against Trump-endorsed Matt Gaetz for sex-trafficking. The bogus allegation arose in 2020.
This is a devastating blow to the the mainstream media, which had all but convicted Gaetz of the crimes he was accused of. The Gateway Pundit reported on the $25 million extortion claim which resulted in the conviction of Stephen Alford for wire-fraud.
Federal prosecutors have recommended not to bring charges against Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz as part of a sex trafficking investigation, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The prosecutors said they made that decision in part because of credibility questions with two central witnesses, those people told the Post.
The reported recommendation means the Department of Justice is unlikely to charge Gaetz, 40, with a crime as a result of the probe. The investigation began in 2020 and centered on the Florida congressman’s alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl years earlier. While the recommendation is not a final decision — and the Post’s sources said new evidence could emerge that changes the prosecutors’ view — their advice is likely to be upheld, the report said.
Gaetz has denied any wrongdoing since The New York Times first reported in March 2021 that the DOJ was investigating whether he had a sexual relationship with the underage girl and paid for her travels with him.
When asked for comment on the report, Gaetz attorney Isabelle Kirshner told CNBC, “When I hear it from DOJ, I’m happy to talk.”
Matt Gaetz commented on the extortion scheme brought up against him:
“Over the past several weeks my family and I have been victims of an organized criminal extortion involving a former DOJ official seeking $25 million while threatening to smear my name. We have been cooperating with federal authorities in this matter and my father has even been wearing a wire at the FBI’s direction to catch these criminals. The planted leak to the New York Times tonight was intended to thwart that investigation. No part of the allegations against me are true, and the people pushing these lies are targets of the ongoing extortion investigation. I demand the DOJ immediately release the tapes, made at their direction, which implicate their former colleague in crimes against me based on false allegations.”
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