Matt Gaetz likely won’t face charges in sex trafficking investigation, report says

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Peter Kavinsky

Matt Gaetz, the Florida congressman who is under investigation for sex trafficking as part of a long-running Justice Department investigation, is unlikely to face charges because career prosecutors believe they are unlikely to get a conviction.

According to The Washington Post, Senior officials have not yet decided whether to seek an indictment from the GOP representative, but prosecutors are recommending that they do not because of “credibility issues with the two central witnesses.”

O Publish reported that “people familiar with the matter” say it is possible that “additional evidence” could change prosecutors’ “understanding of the case”, but as of now it is unlikely that Gaetz will face prosecution.

The two-year investigation opened during the Trump administration and stems from allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl who was allegedly paid to have sex with the congressman. Prosecutors are investigating whether a former friend and political ally of Gaetz, Florida politician Joel Greenberg, obtained and shared sexual partners with Gaetz.

The 40-year-old House member, who represents a heavily Republican district in the Florida panhandle, has repeatedly denied wrongdoing but reportedly sought a presidential pardon from then-President Donald Trump before his term ended in January 2020.

Matt Gaetz, the Florida congressman who is under investigation for sex trafficking as part of a long-running Justice Department investigation, is unlikely to face charges because career prosecutors believe they are unlikely to get a conviction.

According to The Washington Post, Senior officials have not yet decided whether to seek an indictment from the GOP representative, but prosecutors are recommending that they do not because of “credibility issues with the two central witnesses.”

O Publish reported that “people familiar with the matter” say it is possible that “additional evidence” could change prosecutors’ “understanding of the case”, but as of now it is unlikely that Gaetz will face prosecution.

The two-year investigation opened during the Trump administration and stems from allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl who was allegedly paid to have sex with the congressman. Prosecutors are investigating whether a former friend and political ally of Gaetz, Florida politician Joel Greenberg, obtained and shared sexual partners with Gaetz.

The 40-year-old House member, who represents a heavily Republican district in the Florida panhandle, has repeatedly denied wrongdoing but reportedly sought a presidential pardon from then-President Donald Trump before his term ended in January 2020.

Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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