Matt Gaetz’s iPhone Is Seized; Associate Talks In Sex Trafficking Probe: Reports

Federal agents seized the Florida Republican’s device when executing a search warrant over the winter, Politico reported. New reports on the federal sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) have revealed more details about the extent of the probe, including the seizure of his iPhone by federal agents over the winter and an associate’sContinue reading “Matt Gaetz’s iPhone Is Seized; Associate Talks In Sex Trafficking Probe: Reports”

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

The Florida congressman’s “wingman” said he was paying legal fees for the former teen at the center of the case. The feds were closing in. And Rep. Matt Gaetz’s friend, Joel Greenberg, was in a panic. The Florida county tax collector was five days away from a federal indictment for sex trafficking involving a 17-year-oldContinue reading “‘Felt like a setup’: WhatsApp chat shows Gaetz ally scrambling to contain fallout”

Longtime associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz leaves position at lobbying firm

Chris Dorworth’s biography and photo have been removed from the Ballard Partners website Chris Dorworth, a former Florida state legislator and longtime associate of Congressman Matt Gaetz, abruptly departed his position at a lobbying firm Friday night. Dorworth joined Ballard Partners in 2012 after losing his seat in the Florida House of Representatives in anContinue reading “Longtime associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz leaves position at lobbying firm”

Trump reportedly had to be talked out of defending Matt Gaetz because the allegations against him were so serious

Trump had to be talked out of defending Gaetz amid a sex-trafficking scandal, NYT’s Maggie Haberman said. Trump was told to stand down because the allegations were so serious, Haberman told CNN. After more than a week of silence, Trump released a two-sentence statement defending Gaetz. Former President Donald Trump had to be talked outContinue reading “Trump reportedly had to be talked out of defending Matt Gaetz because the allegations against him were so serious”

Gaetz communications director resigns

A senior staffer in embattled GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz’s office resigned on Friday following reports the Florida Republican is under investigation for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a minor and a possible violation of sex trafficking laws, according to a GOP source. Luke Ball formerly served as Gaetz’s communications director. NBC News first reported the resignation.Continue reading “Gaetz communications director resigns”

Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17

Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida and a close ally of former President Donald J. Trump, is being investigated by the Justice Department over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him, according to three people briefed on the matter. Investigators are examining whether Mr. GaetzContinue reading “Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17”

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