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REPORT: Gaetz Has Been “Excommunicated” By Fox

The Insider reports: In March, Gaetz appeared on Fox shows at least 19 times, according to an Insider review of Fox News clips, including those the congressman posted to his YouTube channel. In April, May, and so far in June? Not once. Gaetz has been ‘excommunicated within the Fox News circles,’ said a former Gaetz staffer who spoke to Insider …

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ABC: Charges Against Gaetz Could Come Next Month

ABC News reports: Sources told ABC News that prosecutors believe a decision about whether or not to bring charges against Gaetz could come as early as July. Sources said the probe into the congressman has ramped up in recent weeks. Investigators have started interviewing more women who were allegedly introduced to Gaetz through Greenberg, who last month pleaded guilty to …

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Former Colorado State Republican Party Chair Accused Of Embezzling $280,000 From Pro-Trump Super PAC

Colorado Newsline reports: Ryan Call, a former two-term chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, is accused of stealing nearly $280,000 from a super PAC formed to support Donald Trump during the three years Call served as the committee’s treasurer, according to a disciplinary complaint filed earlier this month with the state body that regulates attorneys. Call, the complaint alleges, “knowingly …

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Ohio House Expels Accused GOP Speaker In 75-21 Vote

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: It took nearly a year, but scandal-plagued Larry Householder is no longer in the legislature. The Republican at the center of the House Bill 6 bribery scheme was expelled from the Ohio House on Wednesday on a 75-21 vote, which came after months of dithering and debate among House Republicans. It marks the first time …

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Elderly Nun Embezzled $835K For Gambling In Vegas

Via press release from the Justice Department: Federal prosecutors today filed charges against a now-retired nun who was the principal of a Catholic elementary school in Torrance and who has agreed to plead guilty to fraud and money laundering charges for stealing more than $835,000 in school funds to pay for personal expenses, including gambling trips. Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, …

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Southern Baptist Lawyer Calls Effort To Address Abuse Scandal “Satanic Scheme To Distract From Evangelism”

The Roys Report reports: The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is already reeling from recent allegations that key leaders mistreated sex abuse survivors and tried to intimidate advocates. Now comes another leaked document, showing that a former high-profile SBC executive called the movement to address sex abuse in the SBC “a satanic scheme to completely distract us from evangelism.” The document …

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Newsmax: We Turned Down Gaetz’s Request For A Job

Yahoo News reports: Congressman Matt Gaetz tried but failed to get a job at Newsmax as details emerged of a federal sex trafficking investigation, according to Reuters. A spokesperson for the conservative media outlet confirmed that Mr Gaetz approached the network earlier this year around the time that news broke of the investigation The New York Times first reported on …

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Matt Gaetz Claims No Concern He’ll Be Indicted [VIDEO]

“I would love to be able to share all the people in my life that I talk to and don’t talk to, but unfortunately the people in your profession have doxxed, harassed, threatened people that have been in my life.” – An extremely haggard-looking Matt Gaetz, refusing to say if he’s talked to his ex-girlfriend since it was reported that …

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Kentucky Derby Winner Fails Second Doping Test

The New York Times reports: The Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s post-race positive drug test was confirmed, setting the stage for the colt trained by Bob Baffert [photo] to be the second horse in the 147-year history of America’s greatest race to be disqualified for a failed drug test. Immediately after announcing Medina Spirit’s positive test on May 9, Baffert …

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Gaetz Claims Money For Yacht Purchase “Went Missing”

Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports: Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida has sailed into a new controversy, claiming money wired to close the sale on a St. Petersburg yacht his fiancée had agreed to buy “went missing.” According to a spokesperson for the Republican, he and his fiancée Ginger Luckey were “targeted by malicious actors” during the purchase process of a …

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GOP Missouri State Rep Accused Of Accepting “Sexual Favors” From Drunk Teenage Girl While On Duty As Cop

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: A Missouri lawmaker allegedly used his position as a cop to receive a “sexual favor” from an intoxicated teenage girl in 2015 and his boss, the Pike County sheriff, is accused of attempting to obstruct a probe as the deputy ran for a seat in the Legislature last year, the Post-Dispatch has learned. According to …

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Republican Oklahoma AG Resigns In Adultery Scandal

The Oklahoman reports: Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his resignation on Wednesday, less than a week after filing for divorce from his wife, Cheryl. The Oklahoman submitted questions to Hunter on Tuesday night about an extramarital affair that the newspaper confirmed through people familiar with the situation. The sources said the affair was with a state employee, who did not …

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Matt Gaetz’s Ex To Cooperate in Sex Trafficking Probe

CNN reports: Federal authorities investigating alleged sex trafficking by GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz have secured the cooperation of the congressman’s ex-girlfriend, according to people familiar with the matter. The woman, a former Capitol Hill staffer, is seen as a critical witness, as she has been linked to Gaetz as far back as the summer of 2017, a period of time …

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“Shock Jock” Texts May Figure In Gaetz Investigation

The Daily Beast reports: Text messages between Rep. Matt Gaetz’s wingman and a former Florida shock jock reveal how people with key information about an alleged underage sex ring were scrambling as the feds closed in—and they bolster the evidence in a growing scandal that could take down the congressman. Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg was already under investigation when he …

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Subpoena Lists New Names In Gaetz-Linked Probe

Politico reports: A new name has surfaced tied to the scandal engulfing Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Joe Ellicott, a close friend and former employee of the elected tax collector who pleaded guilty to a host of crimes Monday. Nicknamed “Big Joe,” Ellicott was listed in a federal grand jury subpoena sent to a different individual and obtained by POLITICO. The …

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FBI Investigates Alleged “Massive Scheme” To Illegally Finance Sen. Susan Collins’ 2020 Reelection Campaign

Yahoo News reports: The FBI is investigating what it describes as a massive scheme to illegally finance Sen. Susan Collins’ 2020 re-election bid. A recently unsealed search warrant application shows the FBI believes a Hawaii defense contractor illegally funneled $150,000 to a pro-Collins super PAC and reimbursed donations to Collins’ campaign. There’s no indication that Collins or her team were …

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Report: Gaetz Charged Campaign For Party With Hooker

The Daily Beast reports: When Rep. Matt Gaetz attended a 2019 GOP fundraiser in Orlando, his date that night was someone he knew well: a paid escort and amateur Instagram model who led a cocaine-fueled party after the event, according to two witnesses. The Florida congressman’s one-time wingman, Joel Greenberg, will identify that escort to investigators as one of more …

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Politico: Feds “Intensifying” Probe Into Matt Gaetz

Politico reports: Federal investigators are intensifying their sex-crimes probe of Rep. Matt Gaetz as they discuss a potential immunity arrangement with his former girlfriend and have struck a tentative deal with his one-time “wingman” who will likely plead guilty, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section also continues to interview potential …

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Gaetz Crony To Plead Guilty In Deal With Prosecutors

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for Monday in federal court in the case of Joel Greenberg, the former Seminole County tax collector who resigned in disgrace last June. Greenberg — who is required to attend the 10 a.m. hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Hoffman — is expected to plead guilty to federal …

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Polish Bishop Resigns In Molestation Coverup Scandal

Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports: The Holy See has accepted the resignation of the bishop of the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, Jan Tyrawa, over alleged negligence in the face of sex abuse accusations against priests subordinate to him, a Vatican diplomat said on Wednesday. Tyrawa tendered his resignation after the end of a Vatican investigation, which looked into accusations of the sexual …

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