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AG Bill Barr reportedly told a US attorney 'I am going to f---ing fire your a--' if he talked to Matt Gaetz about DOJ business

Attorney General Bill Barr has called China and Huawei a "monumental danger" to US economic and national security interests. Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Bill Barr threatened to fire a US attorney after he spoke with Matt Gaetz about DOJ business, Politico reported. "If I ever hear of you talking to Gaetz ... I am going to f---ing fire your a--," Barr said. He reportedly made the threat last year, while the DOJ was investigating Gaetz for sex trafficking. See more stories on Insider&...
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

The Pause The CDC and FDA recommended a pause on distributing Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday while the agencies review the six reported cases of people getting blood clots after receiving the vaccine. Several states ceased distribution immediately after the federal agencies announced their recommendation. Later on Tuesday, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said the Biden administration had obtained “more than enough” supply of the Moderna and Pfizer v...
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How a music teacher falsely accused of pedophilia sparked the Matt Gaetz investigation

Joel Greenberg, 36, and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), 38, became friends soon after Greenberg was elected Seminole County tax collector and...
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Matt Gaetz's ally and accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg made 150 Venmo payments to dozens of women and a 17-year-old girl, report says

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. AP Joel Greenberg made more than 150 payments to dozens of women, The Daily Beast reported. One of the people paid by Greenberg, accused of sex trafficking, was a 17-year-old girl. Greenberg is an ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is facing a Justice Department probe. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jo...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz attended drug-fueled parties where attendees sometimes had sex and money changed hands, report says

Rep. Matt Gaetz. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly attended drug-fueled parties where attendees sometimes had sex. After the parties, money sometimes changed hands, CNN reported on Wednesday. Gaetz made payments between 2018 and 2019 to at least one woman who went to the parties. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz was a fixture at parties that frequently involved drug use and sex, and after which money sometimes exchanged hands, CNN reported.Two women who ...
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Matt Gaetz's iPhone seized by the FBI in sex trafficking probe, as associate cooperates with investigation

Matt Gaetz's phone was seized by federal agents investigating the sex trafficking allegations surrounding him. Getty Federal agents seized the iPhone of Rep. Matt Gaetz, Politico reported. The Florida GOP lawmaker is facing federal sex trafficking allegations. His phone seizure comes as reports suggest investigators have secured the cooperation of a close associate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Federal agents have reportedly seized the phone of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who ...
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Matt Gaetz's indicted associate Joel Greenberg has been cooperating against him since last year, report says

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 Joel Greenberg has been cooperating against Rep. Matt Gaetz since last year, NYT reported. Greenberg reportedly told investigators that he and Gaetz had interactions with women who were given cash or gifts in exchange for sex. Gaetz has been...
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Word of the week: Ghost gun

On April 8, President Biden announced a series of measures he planned to take, independent of Congress, to limit gun violence in the US. Among those measures is a directive empowering the Justice Department to stop the spread of “ghost guns”—homemade firearms, assembled from kits, that lack serial numbers and are thus untraceable. “I want to see these kits treated as firearms under the Gun Control Act,” the president said. As reporter Annie Karni wrote in a New York Times explainer: “There i...
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Daunte Wright killing: Biden calls for ‘peace and calm’ as Minneapolis sets curfew – live

President says he viewed body-cam footage of officer shooting black man28% of American adults now fully vaccinated, says White House adviserMichigan should again shut down to combat surge, says CDC directorBiden to meet with bipartisan group to discuss infrastructureSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.26pm BST The majority of US CEOs think Biden’s corporate tax rate hike will have a negative impact, a new survey has shown. Influential business lobbying group Busin...
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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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Joel Greenberg tried to get pardon from Trump through Gaetz: report

Greenberg, who is facing 33 federal charges for crimes including sex trafficking of a minor, could be key in the DOJ's reported probe into Gaetz.
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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'Matt Gaetz wants to date your child' billboard goes up in Florida

A billboard saying "Matt Gaetz wants to 'date' your child" went up in Florida this week. Claude Taylor A billboard emblazoned with "Matt Gaetz wants to 'date' your child" has gone up in Florida. The billboards were paid for by a liberal political action committee called Mad Dog. Gaetz was also the star of other snarky billboards in Florida, one of them mocking his 2008 DUI. See more stories on Insider's business page. A billboard emblazoned with "Matt Gaetz wants to ...
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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...
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Gaetz Pal Greenberg Expected To Enter Plea In Case, Spelling Potential Trouble For GOP Rep

Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) friend Joel Greenberg will likely change his plea after facing four grand jury indictments alleging everything from sex trafficking to wire fraud, according to reports from a status hearing Thursday in Florida. [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Lawyer for Matt Gaetz associate: 'I am sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today'

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 A lawyer for Rep. Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg spoke to reporters today. Greenberg, the center of a federal investigation, could strike a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The lawyer said the congressman is likely "not feeling very ...
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Lawyer for Gaetz associate who will likely strike a plea deal: 'I am sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today'

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 A lawyer for Matt Gaetz's associate Joel Greenberg spoke out Thursday after it surfaced that Greenberg may strike a plea deal. Greenberg's lawyer said Gaetz is likely "not feeling very comfortable" in light of the news. The two men a...
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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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Mit diesen flirty Nachrichten gewinnst du deinen Crush für dich

Wie nennt man eine SMS, die zwar flirty, aber zu unschuldig ist, um sie als Sexting bezeichnen zu können? Flexting? Bitte hab etwas Geduld mit mir; ich bin noch am Brainstormen.Wie auch immer du eine solche Nachricht auch nennen magst, sie gehören einfach zum Daten dazu. Diese Form des Flirtens kann aber genauso beängstigend sein wie jene unter vier Augen. Deshalb solltest du zunächst einmal herausfinden, ob dein Crush zumindest ansatzweise an dir interessiert ist, bevor du sein oder ihr Telefo...
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Former Rep. Katie Hill says Matt Gaetz should resign if there's 'even a fraction of truth' to sex-trafficking reports

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) answers questions from reporters at the U.S. Capitol following her final speech on the floor of the House of Representatives October 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. Hill announced she is resigning from Congress in the midst of an ethics probe regarding allegations she engaged in a relationship with a staff member, and the release of intimate photographs. Win McNamee/Getty Images Katie Hill is calling on Matt Gaetz to resign if there's any...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly bragged about the 'access' to younger women he got from a former government official who was indicted for sex trafficking

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly bragged about how he got "access" to women from a Florida tax collector who's since been indicted for sex trafficking. The former tax collector, Joel Greenberg, introduced Gaetz to the women, The Washington Post reported. The DOJ is now investigating whether Gaetz had sex with a minor and broke sex trafficking laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Washington Post reported on Fr...
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Rep. Matt Gaetz also showed photos of nude women to Florida political allies, WaPo reports

CHEYENNE, WY - JANUARY 28: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) holds a phone to the microphone as Donald Trump Jr. speaks remotely to a crowd during a rally against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on January 28, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Gaetz and Trump Jr. added their voices to a growing effort to vote Cheney out of office after she voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The Washington Post reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz showed photos of nude women to people in Florida ...
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Few in the GOP rush to defend Gaetz amid investigation

By Michael Balsamo and Alan Fram | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The political peril for conservative Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz deepened Friday as the often outlandish Trump-styled provocateur appeared politically isolated amid a federal sex-trafficking investigation. Few Republicans rushed to offer any kind of support to the three-term Florida congressman known for espousing high-volume attacks — sometimes against those in his own party — during his frequent media appearances. Several GOP lawm...
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