Gaetz Hires Jeffrey Epstein’s Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Insider reports:

Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz’s congressional campaign paid $25,000 in June for “legal consulting” fees to a Manhattan criminal defense attorney, new campaign finance records show. Gaetz’s latest filing shows that he paid the sum to attorney Marc Fernich, who lists among his “notable clients” the accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, and convicted crime family boss John “Junior” Gotti.

And Gaetz’s campaign paid a whopping $825,000 to the Logan Circle Group for advertising and “strategic campaign consulting” between April 8 and May 14, the records show. Harlan Hill, the president of the DC-based Logan Circle Group and an ally of former President Donald Trump, has been responding to reporters’ inquiries about Gaetz since the scandal broke in the spring.

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