This has been a wild ride today. The news came out earlier that Rep. Matt Gaetz has been considering departing congress and joining cable news, specifically Newsmax.
Not long after, the New York Times broke a big story claiming that he is the target of an investigation by the Justice Department into accusations that he “had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him,” which is a sex trafficking charge at least.
But a short time ago, via Twitter, Gaetz pushed back, claiming that in fact what he is a target of is HARASSMENT and EXTORTION by a former gov’t official. And he called on the Justice Department to release the audio tapes he says were recorded at their behest.