The Daily Beast reports:
In two late-night Venmo transactions in May 2018, Rep. Matt Gaetz sent his friend, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg, $900. The next morning, over the course of eight minutes, Greenberg used the same app to send three young women varying sums of money. In total, the transactions amounted to $900.
The memo field for the first of Gaetz’s transactions to Greenberg was titled “Test.” In the second, the Florida GOP congressman wrote “hit up ___.” But instead of a blank, Gaetz wrote a nickname for one of the recipients. (The Daily Beast is not sharing that nickname because the teenager had only turned 18 less than six months before.)
When Greenberg then made his Venmo payments to these three young women, he described the money as being for “Tuition,” “School,” and “School.”
Read the full article.
EXCLUSIVE: Venmo records show Matt Gaetz paying his friend, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg, who then turned around and sent money to three young women, one of whom had just turned 18.
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) April 8, 2021
When Venmo asks “What’s it for?” I’m pretty sure you shouldn’t list the crime… https://t.co/ultIrFERHG
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) April 9, 2021
Lex Luthor getting caught because he labeled his public venmo transactions “battlesuit” “kryptonite” and “insider trading”
— Adam Serwer 🍝 (@AdamSerwer) April 9, 2021
Some solid updates at the bottom of this story.
Matt Gaetz has sent a statement through a PR firm. CC’d on the email was a former contestant on The Apprentice and Harlan Hill, the guy who got kicked off Fox News for calling Kamala Harris a “lying bitch.” https://t.co/ayovdpE3oR
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) April 9, 2021