The U.S. Sun:
MATT Gaetz has alleged that the allegations reported in the New York Times, that he conducted a sexual relationship with a minor, were part of an extortion plot. He denied that he ever had a relationship with any underage girls and said the allegations against him were as searing as they are false.
Who is David McGee?
David McGee served for the (DOJ) Department of Justice. He has practiced law for 37 years.
What has Matt Gaetz accused David McGee of?
Gaetz said in a statement: “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”. Gaetz said his family has been cooperating with the FBI and said his father was wearing a recording device, at the FBI’s direction, to catch these criminals.
He demanded the Justice Department release the recordings. He said: “No part of the allegations against me are true, and the people pushing these lies are targets of the ongoing extortion investigation.
The Sun reached out to Mr McGee for comment. McGee however told The Daily Beast the reports of extortion were “completely, totally false”. He added: “This is a blatant attempt to distract from the fact that Matt Gaetz is apparently about to indicted for sex trafficking underage girls.”
He also insisted he was not part of the sex trafficking probe or the extortion plot. McGee also told The Washington Post that Gaetz’s dad had “called me and asked to talk to me” and said he would welcome a tape of their conversation being published.
He did not detail what the conversation was about but insisted it was nothing “untoward” but simply “a pleasant conversation of a dad concerned about his son”.
Why is Matt Gaetz being investigated?
Gaetz denied that he ever had a relationship with any underage girls and said the allegations against him were as searing as they are false.
The Times cited three people familiar with the matter, saying the scrutiny was part of a broader Justice Department probe into one of his political allies and fellow Florida politician, Joel Greenberg, who was indicted in the summer of 2020 on sex trafficking and other charges that he stalked a political opponent.
A judge ordered the former tax collector back to jail earlier this month for violating the conditions of his release. But Gaetz told Axios: ”I believe that there are people at the Department of Justice who are trying to criminalize my sexual conduct, you know, when I was a single guy,