GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz reportedly under DOJ investigation for possible sex trafficking of 17-year-old; he says he’s being extorted
GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz investigated for possible sex trafficking of girl, 17, report says — he claims extortion
Gaetz, 38, a conservative firebrand and close ally of former President Donald Trump, denied the reported allegations against him.
The Department of Justice is investigating whether Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her travels with him, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The government is examining whether Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws, according to the newspaper, which cited three people briefed on the probe. The congressman has not been charged.