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Scandal-plagued Florida politician Joel Greenberg reportedly tried to leverage his relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz to get a pardon from Trump

Seminole County Joel Greenberg tried to use his relationship with Rep. Matt Gaetz to get a Trump pardon, Politico reports. Greenberg is facing a slew of federal charges for crimes including sex trafficking of a minor. Gaetz is also under federal investigation for sex trafficking and paying women for sex. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida politician Joel Greenberg tried pressure prominent GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz to secure a pardon from President Donald Trump, Politico ...
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Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg has been accused of everything from acting as a vigilante police officer to trying to hack rival politicians

Seminole County Embattled former Florida tax collector Joel Greenberg had a troubled tenure in office, the NYT reports. Before being charged with federal crimes, Greenberg was accused of abusing his office and wasting taxpayer funds. Greenberg, an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, is now a key player in the investigation against Gaetz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Embattled former Seminole County, Florida, tax collector Joel Greenberg, now a major player in the federal pro...
Tags: Politics, Joel Greenberg, Matt Gaetz, Florida


Gaetz and Trump rep challenge report that the Florida congressman was denied a meeting with the former president

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is seen during a break in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on policing practices and law enforcement accountability in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz was reportedly denied a meeting with Trump, CNN reported. Gaetz called the report false and said he never sought out a meeting with the former president. The DOJ is currently investigating whether Gaetz violated federal ...
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Matt Gaetz thought he could 'do what he wanted' with women's nudes, a colleague said. That's not how it works.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) awaits the State of the Union address in the chamber of the House of Representatives on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Matt Gaetz once said the recipient of a private image could do with it what they want, his former colleague said this week. The Florida lawmaker has recently been accused of sharing nude images of women in Congress. Insider spoke to an expert to find out why this common assumption is wrong and also dangerous. See more s...
Tags: News, Politics, UK Weekend, News UK, Matt Gaetz, Revenge Porn, Sex & Relationships, Analysis


Here's what we know about the 2 prominent lawyers Rep. Matt Gaetz hired in federal sex-trafficking investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz has secured help in fighting a federal sexual misconduct probe, hiring two high-profile lawyers, Mark Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner, to defend him. Officials are trying to determine whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl or violated sex-trafficking laws. M...
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Here's what we know about the 2 prominent lawyers Rep. Matt Gaetz hired in federal sex-trafficking probe

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz has secured help in fighting a federal sexual misconduct probe, hiring two high-profile lawyers, Mark Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner, to defend him. Officials are trying to determine whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl or violated sex-trafficking laws. M...
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'I'm not going anywhere': Matt Gaetz defiant in Florida speech after House Ethics Committee opens investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to reporters outside a closed-door meeting where Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida was defiant in his attempt to remain in office during a Friday speech. Gaetz currently faces investigations by the US Department of Justic...
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Former Rep. Katie Hill says it's 'gross' to think that Matt Gaetz defended her to possibly cover up for 'his own indiscretions'

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida (L) and former Rep. Katie Hill of California (R). Drew Angerer/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Former Rep. Katie Hill had nude photos of her leaked without consent and Rep. Matt Gaetz defended her. Gaetz is now implicated in a sex trafficking probe and other allegations of sexual misconduct. Hill says now his defense of her feels "gross" and that she questions his motives. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Democrati...
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Things Are Looking More Serious For Gaetz Another week, another round of bad news for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). On Monday, a former Florida state representative described how Gaetz was a major opponent of his bill outlawing “revenge porn." Gaetz isn't letting a still-unfolding scandal stand in the way of his war chest. On Tuesday, Gaetz fundraised off the matter. “It is a shame that the Left tries to drag my dating life into their political attacks, but it’s no surprise — when your ideas s...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Georgia, Arizona, Trump, Phoenix, Feinstein, Schumer, Manchin, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Sen Joe Manchin, Matt Gaetz


DOJ veterans say the latest twist in the Matt Gaetz sex-trafficking investigation could be the most 'scary' one yet for the lawmaker

Rep. Matt Gaetz. AP Gaetz is under more pressure amid news that his associate Joel Greenberg is close to a plea deal. If Greenberg cooperates, that means someone Gaetz may have conspired with would be "working with the government," said an ex-FBI agent. Greenberg could shed light on Gaetz's intent, which is crucial to building a case against him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has been in hot water since The New York Times reported the existenc...
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The latest twist in the Matt Gaetz sex-trafficking investigation could be the most 'scary' one yet for the lawmaker

Rep. Matt Gaetz. AP Gaetz is under more pressure than ever amid news that his associate Joel Greenberg is close to a plea deal. Greenberg's potential cooperation means someone Gaetz may have conspired with "is now working with the government," said an ex-FBI agent. Greenberg could shed light on Gaetz's intent, which is crucial to building a case against him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has been in hot water since The New York Times revea...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Cbs News, Trends, Analysis, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Bahamas, Justice Department, Venmo, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Greenberg, Southern District of New York


House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz over allegations of sexual misconduct

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. AP The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it was launching an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz. The committee cited allegations of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use, and reports that he showed photos of nude women to colleagues. The committee also opened an investigation into Rep. Tom Reed for alleged sexual misconduct. See more stories on Insider's business page. The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it was launching an investigation in...
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Feds are investigating whether Matt Gaetz discussed running a sham candidate in a Florida Senate election to deprive a political rival of votes, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Feds are investigating whether Gaetz discussed running a fake candidate in a state race, The Times said. The race's GOP candidate, Jason Brodeur, a Gaetz ally, ultimately won. Funding "ghost candidates" could be considered a violation of campaign-finance law, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz over sex-trafficking allegations are also con...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Times, Justice Department, Sigman, Brodeur, Matt Gaetz, Florida Senate, Gaetz


Feds are investigating whether Matt Gaetz discussed running a sham candidate in Florida Senate elections to deprive a political rival of votes, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Feds are investigating if Rep. Gaetz discussed running a fake candidate in a 2020 state race, NYT reports. The race's GOP candidate Jason Brodeur, a Gaetz ally, ultimately won the election. Funding so-called "ghost candidates" could be considered a violation of campaign-finance laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal prosecutors investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz over sex-trafficking allegations are ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The Times, Times, Justice Department, Sigman, Brodeur, Matt Gaetz, Florida Senate


Video shows Trump meeting the man at the center of the Matt Gaetz sex trafficking allegations

President Donald Trump takes a selfie with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., in the House chamber after Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on January 30, 2018. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call A video has surfaced of Donald Trump being greeted at an airport by a man at the center of Rep. Matt Gaetz's sex trafficking allegations. Jason Pirozzolo met Trump, then president, along with Gov. Ron DeSantis in Florida in 2019. Pirozzolo is accused of paying for female escort...
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10 Things in Politics: John Boehner's wildest stories

John Boehner at Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017. Tom Williams/Getty Images Good morning! If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. I'm Brent Griffiths. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about today:Former House Speaker John Boehner is raising eyebrows with his new bookRep. Matt Gaetz reportedly sent $900 to ally and accused sex traffickerRanking Virginia's 7 GOP gubernatorial hopefuls from most to l...
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GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Rep. Matt Gaetz 'needs to resign' amid sex-trafficking investigation

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) speaks during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021. Ting Shen/Pool via AP Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Rep. Matt Gaetz "needs to resign" in a tweet Thursday. Kinzinger also linked to a story about money Gaetz reportedly sent to an accused sex trafficker. Kinzinger is the first GOP lawmaker to call on Gaetz to resign amid a sex-trafficking investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a tweet on Thur...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Republicans, Congress, Sex Trafficking, Trends, Ap, Gop, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Times, Illinois, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Venmo, Trump


Matt Gaetz reportedly sent $900 to an ally now accused of sex trafficking who gave the money to young women

Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz once sent $900 to Joel Greenberg, a political ally now accused of sex trafficking. The Daily Beast reported that the money was sent through Venmo in 2018. Greenberg then sent $900, in varying amounts, to three young women, including an 18-year-old. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Matt Gaetz has called himself the victim of a smear campaign, with the Florida Republican's office issuing a statement that he "has never paid for sex." But the law...
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Matt Gaetz reportedly sent $900 to ally and accused sex trafficker, who then gave the money to young women

Getty Rep. Matt Gaetz sent $900 over Venmo to Joel Greenberg, a political ally and accused sex trafficker. The Daily Beast reported the money was sent in 2018. Greenberg then sent $900, in varying amounts, to three young women, including an 18-year-old. See more stories on Insider's business page. Matt Gaetz has claimed to be the victim of a smear campaign, the Florida Republican's office issuing a statement that he "has never paid for sex." But the lawmaker, who is now under fede...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, Trends, Charles Davis, Justice Department, The Daily Beast, Venmo, Greenberg, Matt Gaetz, Seminole County, Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, Fritz Scheller, Tuition School and School, US Department of Justice Greenberg


Second aide to Rep. Matt Gaetz quits amid federal investigation, reportedly saying he didn't want to work at a tabloid

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, listens during a markup on H.R. 7120, the "Justice in Policing Act of 2020," on June 17, 2020, in Washington, D.C. The House bill would make it easier to prosecute and sue officers and would ban federal officers from using choke holds, bar racial profiling, end "no-knock" search warrants in drug cases, create a national registry for police violations, and require local police departments that get federal funds to c...
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Matt Gaetz releases a statement from the 'women' of his office defending him, but no women are named in it

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Matt Gaetz's office released a nameless statement from the "women" on his staff defending him. The statement said Gaetz had "treated each and every one of us with respect." The DOJ is investigating whether Gaetz violated federal sex-trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz released a statement from the "women" of his office defending him amid an escalating sex scan...
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Matt Gaetz releases a statement from the 'women' of his office defending him, but no women are actually named in it

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., walks down the House steps following the last votes of the week in the Capitol on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Matt Gaetz's office released a nameless statement from the "women" on his staff defending him. The unsigned statement said Gaetz has "treated each and every one of us with respect." The DOJ is investigating Gaetz over whether he violated federal sex-trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Florida, Politics, America, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Doj, Charles Davis, Capitol, Bill Clark, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, Office of U S, Matt Gaetz R Fla, John Haltiwanger


Matt Gaetz's associate Joel Greenberg will likely accept a plea deal, his lawyers told a judge

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., listens during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. AP Matt Gaetz's associate Joel Greenberg will likely accept a plea deal, his lawyers said Thursday. Gaetz and Greenberg are the focus of a wide-ranging federal sex crimes investigation. Greenberg is facing 33 charges, including carrying out the sex trafficking of a mino...
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10 Things in Politics: Biden wants top companies to pay up

President Joe Biden discuses his jobs plan during an event on the White House campus on April 7 Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Good morning! If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. I'm Brent Griffiths. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about today:Biden says he's open to negotiating on how to pay for his $2 trillion jobs plan62 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine need to be checked for contaminationThe W...
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The federal sex trafficking probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz is looking at trips he took to the Bahamas, CBS News says

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., takes a question from reporters outside a closed door meeting where Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. AP See more stories on Insider's business page. The Justice Department investigation into whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz broke federal sex traffickin...
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Biden says he’s ‘not open to doing nothing’ on infrastructure amid Republican criticisms of plan – live

President says jobs plan is ‘largest investment’ since second world warUK Covid variant now dominant in US, says CDC directorBiden to make gun policy announcement Thursday – White HouseHalf of US adults on track to receive at least one vaccination by weekendTrump breaks silence on Matt Gaetz allegationsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.15pm BST New York City mayor Bill de Blasio had some great news this morning for Covid 19-weary residents: the city’s pools and b...
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UK Covid variant now dominant in the US, says CDC director – live

Walensky notes UK variant appears more contagious than original virusBiden to make gun policy announcement Thursday – White HouseFauci urges Americans to stay vigilant: ‘Hang in there’Half of US adults on track to receive at least one vaccination by weekendTrump breaks silence on Matt Gaetz allegations 6.16pm BST House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer are not expected to attend Joe Biden’s announcement on gun policy tomorrow, according to Politico.Other lawmakers...
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Trump breaks his silence on Matt Gaetz, says he 'never' asked for a preemptive pardon and 'it must be remembered' that Gaetz denied the sex-trafficking allegations against him

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump said Wednesday that Rep. Matt Gaetz never asked him for a preemptive pardon. He also said "it must be remembered" that Gaetz has denied allegations against him. It's the first time Trump has commented on reports that Gaetz is under a federal sex-trafficking investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday weighed in for the first time on the political firesto...
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Gaetz sought a preemptive pardon from Trump, but the request was never seriously considered

Rep. Matt Gaetz sought a preemptive pardon for himself near the end of President Donald Trump's term and made his request known to someone outside the White House Counsel's office, according to two people familiar with the matter, but Gaetz's request was never seriously considered by the White House because they decided preemptive pardons were off the table.
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Matt Gaetz sought a preemptive pardon from Trump, but the request was never seriously considered

Rep. Matt Gaetz sought a preemptive pardon for himself near the end of President Donald Trump's term and made his request known to someone outside the White House Counsel's office, according to two people familiar with the matter, but Gaetz's request was never seriously considered by the White House because they decided preemptive pardons were off the table.
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