Rep.  Matt Gaetz (R) Florida

FIVE BALL 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 SCUMBAG — Former and present Florida scumbag, current GOP scumbag, T-rump scumbag, and based on his past record,  a certified Florida useless politician, and possible minor sex trafficking real scumbag —  currently under Federal investigation  —   SS code name — “ Squarehead Big Dick" 

POSITION:  Member of the US House of Representatives: Florida’s 1st district and his other position is Horizontal with lots of prostitute women, possibly one underage under investigation --

Incumbent  Assumed office   January 3, 2017
History:   Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 4th district
In Office:  April 13, 2010 – November 8, 2016
Born:  Matthew Louis Gaetz II  May 7, 1982 (age 38) Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
Political party:  Republican
Voting Manner — American Supremicist — KKK Affiliate and NAZI promotor — 
Domestic partner:  Ginger Luckey   2020 —  married this jerkoff.   If smart she’ll bail on this scumbag or offer to decorate his jail cell —
Parents:   Don Gaetz and Victoria Quertermous — 
Education:  Florida State University (BS)  College of William and Mary  (JD)
Nicknames :  Crome dome flat head — Scumbag Bad Mouth — Frikken Idiot —  Radical Asshole and Squarehead Big Dick — 

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🔘  Sorry to make Monday morning worse, but: Somewhere Matt Gaetz is presumably pretty happy, having gotten surprise married over the weekend. The embattled congressman took a break from his national conspiracy-theory speaking tour to elope with his girlfriend of one-ish years, Ginger Luckey, on Saturday.

According to Vanity Fair, former Rand Paul aide Sergio Gor officiated the ceremony, then went on to DJ for the approximately 40 guests. 

They included right-wing media personalities Raheem Kassam and Natalie Winters; the bride’s brother and his partner; and, of course, Nestor, the 20-year-old brother of the groom’s ex-girlfriend, whom Gaetz never adopted but who supposedly lives with the Florida representative, making Nestor something like a — beloved roommate? Anyway. 

All these people and about 30 others “  from normal life” got together to eat celebratory watermelon and chicken legs on Southern California’s Catalina Island. Of the union, Gaetz said simply: “I love my wife!  He has to: she could have testified against him.

🔘  Joel Greenberg  —  Gaetz’s onetime pal, fellow dirtbag, and political ally Joel Greenberg -- who faces a 33-count federal indictment, charged with crimes ranging from sex trafficking of a minor to bribery to identity theft to stalking -- reportedly is cooperating with federal prosecutors and providing information about Gaetz's conduct, including alleged encounters with women who were given cash or gifts in exchange for sex. Greenberg has until the end of this week to finalize any plea agreement with prosecutors.  

 If Greenberg does turn on Gaetz, Gaetz will have ample basis to attack Greenberg and call his credibility into question. Greenberg would then have to admit extensive criminality as part of any cooperation agreement, and, should he do this, would have an incentive to try to reduce his own potential sentencing exposure by leading federal authorities to other targets. 

The big question, then -- as it always is with cooperating witnesses -- would be whether any information Greenberg might provide is corroborated by other, independent evidence. Which leads us to time limitations due to re-elections.  

🔘  Crucially, the ex-girlfriend is believed to have knowledge of certain relevant financial transactions of which the FBI has obtained records, sources familiar with the investigation told CNN. Prosecutors, therefore, are sure to attempt to sit with her and review those financial records.   The ex-girlfriend, whose name is being withheld by NBC News to respect her privacy, has been in talks for months with prosecutors about an immunity deal. 

Under a possible deal, she would avoid prosecution for obstruction of justice in return for testifying in the investigation into whether Gaetz in 2017 had sex with a 17-year-old female for money and whether months later he and others violated a federal law prohibiting people from transporting others across state lines to engage in prostitution.

Legal sources familiar with the case say Gaetz is being investigated for three distinct crimes: sex trafficking the 17-year-old; violating the Mann Act, which prohibits taking women across state lines for prostitution; and obstructing justice.

What It Would Take For The GOP To Dump Gaetz —  

🔘  We know that Greenberg has led federal investigators to at least some independent evidence that could be used to support his account of alleged wrongdoing by Gaetz. In a letter, obtained by the Daily Beast, Greenberg wrote that he and Gaetz paid for sex, including with a minor who was 17 at the time. A Gaetz spokesperson told CNN in a statement that,  “ Congressman Gaetz has never paid for sex, nor has he had sex with a 17 year old as an adult."

DOJ prosecutors recommend against charging Rep. Gaetz — 

🔘  Prosecutors have recommended against charging Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz in a federal sex-trafficking investigation, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The recommendation comes in part because prosecutors have questions over whether the central witnesses in the long-running investigation would be perceived as credible before a jury, the source said. 

Senior Justice Department officials have not made a final decision on whether to charge Gaetz, according to the source. CNN has previously reported that the department was facing a looming deadline to bring charges so as not to interfere with an election, which is required under Justice Department policy. Gaetz is up for reelection in November.

Gaetz's own statements. The smartest thing that the subject of any criminal investigation can do is to shut up. Not Gaetz;  within hours of news breaking about the investigation, he appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show and made statements that could come back to haunt him. 

At one point, Gaetz acknowledged the existence of a woman who might be relevant to the case, and said that he had gone to dinner with her and Carlson at some point. Carlson quickly moved to distance himself, responding,  “ I don't remember the woman you are speaking of or the context at all, honestly.” 

Matt Gaetz’s Diversionary Tactics Aren’t Working  — 

🔘  The Justice Department investigation dates back to 2020, when it was initiated under the Trump administration and then Attorney General William Barr. That matters, first, because it will be difficult for Gaetz to claim that he is the victim of a partisan "witch hunt," to borrow a favorite phrase of former President Donald Trump.
And the timeline undercuts Gaetz's claim that the allegations against him are part of a broader scheme to extort him and his family. His claims that the extortion attempt began in March 2021, yet we know the criminal investigation predates that by several months.

🔘   Gaetz reportedly is under investigation for crimes including sex trafficking (he denies the allegations).   If federal prosecutors prove that Gaetz engaged not only in sex trafficking but in sex trafficking of a minor (as currently alleged in the indictment against Greenberg) -- and, again, there still remains much that we do not know -- that charge is one of the most serious in the federal criminal system, carrying a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison. 

Federal authorities also reportedly are investigating whether he took gifts, including travel and paid escorts, in exchange for political favors and whether he shared drugs, including cocaine and ecstasy, with women during parties, as has been described to CNN by two women who attended several parties they said were attended by Gaetz over the past few years. Both spoke on condition of anonymity. (A spokesman for Gaetz did not respond directly to CNN's request for comment but challenged the use of anonymous sources.)

The Justice Department investigation is ongoing, and it remains to be seen whether the evidence will be sufficient to support criminal charges against Gaetz. But the currently available public indicators should give him serious cause for concern.

Per the Daily Beast  —  

🔘  In two late-night Venmo transactions in May 2018, Rep. Matt Gaetz sent his friend, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg, $900.   The next morning, over the course of eight minutes, Greenberg used the same app to send three young women varying sums of money. In total, the transactions amounted to $900. 
The memo field for the first of Gaetz’s transactions to Greenberg was titled “Test.” In the second, the Florida GOP congressman wrote “ hit up ___.” But instead of a blank, Gaetz wrote a nickname for one of the recipients. (The Daily Beast is not sharing that nickname because the teenager had only turned 18 less than six months before.) 

🔘  When Greenberg then made his Venom payments to these three young women, he described the money as being for “Tuition,” “School,” and “School.”  Gaetz and Greenberg are both connected through Venmo to this then 18-year-old woman—who now works in the porn industry, according to a friend of the girl’s —  Greenberg and Gaetz are also connected on Venmo to at least one other woman whom Greenberg paid with taxpayer funds using a government-issued credit card. 

🔘  Seminole County auditors flagged hundreds of those payments as “  questioned or unaccounted for,” and in total found more than $300,000 in suspicious or unjustified expenses.... Gaetz and Greenberg share Venmo connections with at least two women who received payments from Greenberg, and both have professional relationships with each other.

🔘  “No one has any idea what he was doing. Zero,” Daniel J. O’Keefe, an accountant who conducted a forensic audit for Seminole County, told the Daily Beast. “The arrogance of these guys. They just felt they were above the law. I’ve never seen it this bad.”   O‘Keefe said that, in particular, hotels, weekend expenses, unspecified high-dollar “consulting” fees, and cash advances Greenberg made to himself and others raised a red flag. Reporters Jose Pagliery and Roger Sollenberger compared Greenberg’s Venmo transactions and credit card statements to Gaetz’s travel records and expenses, finding that “in some key places, the two timelines and circles of contact overlap.” 

🔘  And in no-good-very-bad news for Gaetz, on Thursday, a court hearing indicated that his good pal Greenberg will likely be cooperating with the feds, a turn of events the former tax collector’s lawyer suggested was not a positive development for the Florida representative.   “I’m sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today,” Greenberg’s attorney told reporters. (Greenberg previously denied the charges against him but is expected to plead guilty as part of a cooperation deal with prosecutors.)

🔘  Florida House of Representatives  Good Company For a Crook —

Gaetz with Rick Scott in 2010, Rick Scott our Crooked Governor paid back 1.7 Billion dollars he stole from Medicare and Medicaid to prevent him going to jail.

During his tenure as chief executive, the company defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and other federal programs. The Department of Justice ultimately fined the company $1.7 billion in what was at the time the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history.

In March 2010, following Republican state representative Ray Sansom’s resignation on corruption charges in February 2010, Gaetz ran in the special election to succeed Sansom in the 4th district, which included southern Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County. In a crowded Republican primary that included Craig Barker, Kabe Woods, Jerry G. Melvin, and Bill Garvie, Gaetz won with 43% of the vote. In the special general election, Gaetz defeated Democratic nominee Jan Fernando with 66% of the vote.  During his campaign, Gaetz received almost $480,000 in contributions, about five times more than anyone else in the field, and almost 50 times more than Fernald, including $100,000 of his own money.

Gaetz was unopposed for a full term in 2010. In 2012, following the reconfiguration of Florida House of Representatives districts, Gaetz's district no longer contained any of Santa Rosa County. He was reelected unopposed in 2012 and 2014.

While serving in the state house, Gaetz and State Senator Joe Negron proposed legislation that would hasten the execution of many inmates on Florida’s death row by requiring the governor to sign a death warrant for those who had exhausted their appeals.  He also joined State Senator Greg Evers in proposing legislation to eliminate the federal ethanol content mandate that 10% of gasoline sold in Florida contain ethanol;    Governor Rick Scott signed the legislation in May 2013.

Following George Zimmerman’s trial for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford announced that he would order hearings on the stand-your-ground law that was a focal point of the trial.

Gaetz, the chairman of the Criminal Justice Subcommittee, was tasked with reviewing the legislation; he announced before hearings that he would not support changing “one damn comma”, but said he would listen to both sides' testimony.

After the hearings, he authored legislation to allow defendants who successfully used a stand-your-ground defense during trial to be able to expunge relevant information from their criminal records.

When his subcommittee was considering legislation that would keep suspects’ mugshots off the Internet until their convictions, Gaetz brought up his 2008 arrest and non-conviction, arguing that his mistakes made him who he is and that publicly available mugshots “could be a problem for those unaccustomed to publicity."

Charges Brought Forth and White Washed By Daddy   —  Feb. 18, 2014: 
Near midnight, Okaloosa County Deputy Chris Anglin clocked Gaetz going 48 in a 35 mph zone. Angolan later reported that Gaetz fumbled for his license and registration, his eyes were watery and bloodshot, and he swayed and staggered when he got out of the car. Smelling alcohol, Anglin asked Gaetz if he had been drinking. Gaetz replied no.  Minutes later, he admitted he had consumed two beers. Twice, Anglin conducted an eye test. Twice, Gaetz’s eyes didn’t follow the prompt.

Gaetz, who had recently begun practicing law, declined any field sobriety tests. He was arrested and refused the breath test.    Less than a week later, Gaetz had his driver’s license reinstated. A field officer for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles declared there was no evidence that Gaetz refused a breath test. 

Yet the refusal was clearly documented in Anglin’s affidavit and arrest report.  It even was documented in Pinkerton’s Dec. 18 motion to dismiss charges against Gaetz.   (Coverup) 

This three-page document, which Gaetz signed, states there was no evidence that he had been impaired. There was no mention of many of Anglin’s observations suggesting that Gaetz was impaired.  

New Charges Possible  (CNN)   04/02/2021  Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican being investigated by the Justice Department over sex trafficking allegations, made a name for himself when he arrived on Capitol Hill as a conservative firebrand on TV and staunch defender of then-President Donald Trump. Behind the scenes, Gaetz gained a reputation in Congress over his relationships with women and bragging about his sexual escapades to his colleagues, multiple sources told CNN.

Gaetz allegedly showed off to other lawmakers photos and videos of nude women he said he had slept with, the sources told CNN, including while on the House floor. The sources, including two people directly shown the material, said Gaetz displayed the images of women on his phone and talked about having sex with them. One of the videos showed a naked woman with a hula hoop, according to one source.

“It was a point of pride," one of the sources said of Gaetz.   Feds’ investigation of Matt Gaetz includes whether campaign funds were used to pay for travel and expenses  There's no indication these pictures are connected to the DOJ investigation.

Gaetz, 38, who was elected to Congress in 2016, has been at the center of a number of controversies in his four-plus years in Congress. But he's now embroiled in easily his biggest scandal yet, after the Justice Department began investigating him in the final months of the Trump administration under then-Attorney General William Barr as part of a larger investigation into another Florida politician. 

Federal investigators are examining whether Gaetz engaged in a relationship with a woman that began when she was 17 years old and whether his involvement with other young women broke federal sex trafficking and prostitution laws, two people briefed on the matter said.

Gaetz has denied the allegations, saying,  “ No part of the allegations against me are true," and he claimed Tuesday that he was the victim of an extortion plot, which the FBI is separately investigating. 

Scumbag And Scumbird Supporters —  

After the DOJ investigation into Gaetz surfaced this week, there were a handful of Republicans in Congress who defended him, speaking out on his behalf, including both Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. But many House Republicans stayed quiet.

Nothing like being endorsed by two of the worst Congressional party representatives.  Jim Jordan a real Reptilian shill, twister, shyster, liar and Margarine Greene ( No real butter here) who just was removed from all committees for some really prejudiced words and stands she took disrupting Congress. She is also a White Nationalist Supporter and Part Time NAZI Jewish Semite.   Both need to be removed by either hanging or the firing squad.

On Capitol Hill, Gaetz has a number of headline-grabbing incidents to his credit — 

🔘  At one point during Gaetz's first term, staff for then-House Speaker Paul Ryan held a short meeting with Gaetz in the Capitol, where they had a discussion with Gaetz about acting professionally while in Congress, according to two sources with knowledge of the meeting.   
Axios, Fox, NewsMax are the favored retirement homes for scumbags and liars who get caught in Congress and resign rather than face charges of their guilt, he should be thrown out and dis-barred as a lawyer.

🔘  Gaetz seen with a gas mask in early 2020.I n March 2020, when the scale of the Covid-19 pandemic was not yet clear, Gaetz wore a gas mask on the floor of the House during the first vote on an emergency funding bill for the COVID-19 response.

🔘  Gaetz was one of the most vocal backers of Trump’s lie after the 2020 election that the election was stolen from him.

🔘  After 10 Republicans voted to impeach T-RUMP in January, Gaetz personally took up the task of trying to oust the House's GOP conference chair Liz Cheney, the highest-ranking Republican to support impeachment, traveling to Wyoming to hold a rally against Cheney in her home state.

🔘  Gaetz was admonished last year by the House Ethics Committee for a tweet threatening Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen ahead of his 2019 testimony before the House Oversight Committee. The committee found the tweet "did not violate witness tampering and obstruction of Congress laws, " but did not "reflect creditably" upon the House. The Florida bar also investigated the case and cleared Gaetz.   He apologized for the tweet.

🔘  Later that year, Gaetz led a band of House Republicans who barged into a closed-door House impeachment inquiry interview, occupying the House Intelligence Committee spaces for several hours in a publicity stunt to protest the investigation that would lead to Trump’s first impeachment.

🔘  Gaetz has also found himself in hot water over his spending practices. Politico reported last year that Gaetz improperly sent $28,000 to pay an LLC affiliated with a speech-writing consultant. Gaetz’s office returned the funds to the House and said it was a “ glorified clerical error."

🔘  Tucker Carlson livid after Rep. Matt Gaetz tries to rope him into controversy, source says — SCUMBAG VS SCUMBAG 

🔘  "Over the past several weeks my family and I have been victims of an organized criminal extortion involving a former DOJ official seeking $25 million while threatening to smear my name. We have been cooperating with federal authorities in this matter and my father has even been wearing a wire at the FBI’s direction to catch these criminals. BULLSHIT
The planted leak to the New York Times tonight was intended to thwart that investigation. No part of the allegations against me are true, and the people pushing these lies are targets of the ongoing extortion investigation. I demand the DOJ immediately release the tapes, made at their direction, which implicate their former colleague in crimes against me based on false allegations.

🔘  Just to be totally clear, here’s where we are: A sitting member of Congress is saying that he is the victim of an extortion effort by a former Justice Department official involving a made-up 17-year-old girl and a made-up relationship with her.  Which is a “ bigly” allegation,  like, a broad-scale extortion effort involving  a  former DOJ official?  Man can he make up bullsh*t!   he needs to go  —  
The problem with Gaetz’s explanation that this is all one big misunderstanding -- and his calls for the FBI and Department of Justice to clear things up -- is this: The Department of Justice isn't saying anything.

🔘  The Department of Justice declined to comment to CNN on Tuesday night. In a statement to CNN, the FBI in Jacksonville said, "The FBI declines to confirm nor deny the existence or status of an investigation. We refer you to the Department of Justice for further comment regarding this report.”
Which, well, seems to matter. Because, if Gaetz's allegations are totally accurate, it would seem incumbent upon the DOJ and/or the FBI to say so. Allegations that a 38-year-old member of Congress had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and may have paid for her to travel with him are serious. 

🔘  The Justice Department is even investigating whether Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, according to The New York Times report. If they are entirely inaccurate — and if the teenager is, as Gaetz claims, entirely fictional -- then the FBI and DOJ not saying so could, after a while, amount to character assassination.  And yet, neither the DOJ or FBI has said anything — amid repeated requests from media organizations to do so. 

🔘  Worth noting for people alleging that this is a political hit on Gaetz, a major ally of former President Donald T-RUMP  The investigation began in the final months of the Trump presidency, while Bill Barr was still the Attorney General.

🔘   The New York Times said Gaetz and his friend used Apple Pay and Cash App for drug-fueled sexual encounters in Florida hotels.  The New York Times dropped another bombshell report about Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Thursday night containing new details about alleged criminal activity at the heart of a federal investigation. 

🔘  Some of the people involved in the encounters, including Gaetz, would take the drug ecstasy before sex, the Times reported.   The congressman and a former official in Florida sent money to the women using cash apps, receipts showed.

🔘  One of the women who had sex with both men also agreed to have sex with an unidentified associate of theirs in Florida Republican politics, according to a person familiar with the arrangement. Mr. Greenberg had initially contacted her online and introduced her to Mr. Gaetz, the person said.

🔘   What did Tucker think would happen?  When you mix Sulfuric acid and Hydrochloric acid together you get an Acid called Aqua Regia —  which can destroy anything — Tucker and Matt what a combo, almost Hitler and Mussolini — on stage at the same time — destroying the world — Two 2022 Candidates for The Big Pr*ck!  

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