Tag Archives: sex trafficking

Matt Gaetz Issues Statement From Unnamed Women: “We Uniformly Reject These Allegations As False”

The Insider reports: GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz released a statement from the “women” of his office defending him amid an escalating sex scandal, but no women were named and no one signed the statement. The statement, signed by “The Women of the Office of U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz,” said: “After the shocking allegations last week in the press, we, the …

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Gaetz Crony Is “Cooperating” With Federal Prosecutors

Politico reports: The legal peril Rep. Matt Gaetz is facing appeared to increase sharply after a court hearing indicated that one of his close friends, former Seminole County, Fla., tax collector Joel Greenberg, is likely cooperating with federal prosecutors. The federal probe looking into whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her travel began …

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Matt Gaetz To Headline Event At Trump’s Miami Resort

Mediaite reports: Women for America First is hosting a “Save America Summit” at Trump National Doral, the former president’s Miami resort, this weekend the announcement says, “Congressman Matt Gaetz has been a fearless leader in Washington. Few members of Congress have been more willing than Matt to stand up and fight on behalf of President Trump and his America First …

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Fox Host Rips “Puritanical Left” Media Over Matt Gaetz

“It’s got sex, it’s got drugs, it has Matt Gaetz, who is a very polarizing figure and he’s a very staunch supporter of Donald Trump so people either really love him or they really hate him. But I think it’s been really interesting. “Buying expensive gifts for women and sleeping with them – that isn’t illegal. We still need to …

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Gaetz Tweet Compares NYT To “East German Stasi”

From the Revolver piece tweeted today by Matt Gaetz: Is Gaetz guilty of a crime? Right now, nobody has produced any evidence of one. On the other hand, there is ample evidence the story is more complicated than the Times originally reported. It’s also possible that, like with the Russian collusion hoax, these spectacular allegations are just an excuse for …

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Gaetz Says He Won’t Resign Despite Latest Revelations

The Hill reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) told The Hill on Friday he has no plans of stepping down after coming under fire following reports that the Department of Justice is investigating him for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a minor and a possible violation of sex trafficking laws. In a text exchange with The Hill, the Florida Republican said …

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Gaetz’s Spokesman Bolts For The Exit Amid Scandal

The Orlando Sentinel reports: U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s communications director has resigned amid the scandal brewing around the Panhandle congressman. “The Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz and Luke Ball have agreed that it would be best to part ways,” Gaetz’s office said in a statement. “We thank him for his time in our office, and we wish him the best …

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Texts From Corrupt Florida GOP Pol Led Feds To Gaetz

The Daily Beast reports: That tip to the feds came in a text message conversation that Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg had with an employee explaining why they were both in the office one weekend two years earlier, according to this person. According to three people with direct knowledge of the incident: Greenberg visited the Lake Mary, Florida branch …

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Pelosi: If Gaetz Allegations Are True, Booting Him From Committees Would Be “The Least That Could Be Done”

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz, facing accusations of a sexual relationship with an underage girl, should at a minimum be removed from the House Judiciary Committee if the claims are true, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Pelosi, D-Calif., also said the House Ethics Committee should consider the allegations against the Florida Republican. “If in fact these allegations …

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Florida Law Firm Warns Gaetz On “Defamatory” Claims

Law & Crime has their statement: Congressman Matt Gaetz made an allegation on The Tucker Carlson show last night that David L. McGee, a partner in the firm of Beggs & Lane, had attempted to extort money from Gaetz and his family in exchange for McGee making the investigation against Congressman Gaetz “go away.” The allegation by the Congressman is …

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QAnon Nutbags: The Gaetz Scandal Is Part Of The Plan

Vice News reports: In the hours after the news broke, QAnon followers didn’t celebrate. Instead, they frantically scrambled to explain why he couldn’t possibly have done what he’s accused of doing. “Gaetz is working WITH FBI to catch an extortion racket,” a member of one prominent QAnon Telegram channel wrote. “The deep state media is using Matt Gaetz to distract …

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Matt Gaetz’s Father: Yes, I Wore A Wire For The FBI

Politico reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz’s father, Don, a former Florida Senate president, said he is working with the FBI, including wearing a wire on more than one occasion as part of an investigation into an alleged extortion plot that the pair said was organized by former federal prosecutor David McGee. “The FBI asked me to try and get that information …

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Former DOJ Official Denies Gaetz’s “Extortion” Claims

The Daily Beast reports: Gaetz told Fox that the former DOJ employee going after him was David McGee, now a lawyer at Beggs & Lane. In an interview with The Daily Beast late Tuesday night, McGee said any reports of extortion involving him or his firm were “completely, totally false.” “This is a blatant attempt to distract from the fact …

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Ohio Priest Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors

Toledo’s ABC News affiliate reports: The pastor of a Catholic church in Findlay was arrested and is being federally charged with numerous crimes related to sexual conduct with minors. Michael Zacharias, 53, is charged with coercion and enticement, sex trafficking of a minor, and sex trafficking of an adult by force, fraud, or coercion. Investigators are aware Zacharias has engaged …

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Epstein Victim: He Showed Me Off To Trump At Age 14

The Daily Beast reports: One of Jeffrey Epstein’s first known victims is the last holdout against his estate. Last January, a California woman identified as Jane Doe filed a lawsuit against Epstein’s estate and British heiress Ghislaine Maxwell, who is facing federal charges for allegedly recruiting girls into the financier’s trafficking ring. Doe also claims Epstein introduced her to Donald …

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Unsealed Docs Appear To Implicate Alan Dershowitz

Forbes reports: A highly anticipated trove of old court records from a settled defamation lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell by alleged victim Virginia Giuffre were released late Thursday evening, and reveal more information surrounding the dark saga of Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged sex ring of underage girls. Giuffre, in a May 2016 deposition, said Maxwell acted as a “helicopter pilot” …

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Geraldo Calls Trump “Brave” For His Ghislaine Maxwell Well Wishes, Says Her Bail Denial Is Just “Woke Politics”

Yahoo News reports: Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera says President Donald Trump was “brave” to offer well wishes to accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. And Rivera didn’t stop there, saying the pre-trial detention of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged procurer of underage girls is just “woke politics.” In another surreal moment in Trump press conference history, the president was asked Tuesday by a …

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Trump On Ghislaine Maxwell: “I Wish Her Well, Frankly”

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered kind words to Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite criminally charged with procuring underage girls to be sexually abused by late investor Jeffrey Epstein. “I just wish her well, frankly,” Trump told reporters when asked at a press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic about Maxwell, who was recently jailed pending trial on charges …

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Maxwell To Be Held Without Bail Until July 2021 Trial

The BBC reports: Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and ex-girlfriend of the late US convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has been denied bail in a high-profile sex case. At a hearing via video link, a New York judge said she would remain in custody while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors for Epstein. Ms Maxwell, who pleaded not guilty, …

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Prosecutors Argue Against Bail For Ghislaine Maxwell: “Extreme Risk Of Flight,” Found With Phone In Tinfoil

The Guardian reports: Ghislaine Maxwell should not get bail while awaiting trial for her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex trafficking because she is an “extreme risk of flight”, prosecutors said on Monday, firing back at her legal team’s arguments that she is not. Authorities arrested Maxwell, 58, on 2 July at her luxurious 156-acre property in Bradford, New …

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