Walls appear to be closing for Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., after his ex-girlfriend reportedly testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury in a sex crime case ongoing education against conservative brands.
NBC News report that the testimony was part of a waiver for the woman, who was withheld from the news to protect her privacy.
The Ministry of Justice is currently in in the middle of the investigation about allegations that Gaetz, 39, was in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, an investigation that has dragged on for more than a year.
The investigation began after a longtime friend of Gaetz and local Florida politician, Joel Greenberg, was charged with a number of felony counts, including defrauding taxpayers with a money mining scheme. electronically and make false accusations of pedophilia against political opponents. Greenberg previously pleaded guilty to sex trafficking the same minor that Gaetz had dated as part of a larger deal to cooperate with federal investigators.
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Experts told NBC that the woman’s testimony is likely a sign the DOJ is about to issue an indictment against the congressman. Department insiders say Gaetz is facing three different charges: sex trafficking of a minor, transporting women across state lines for the purpose of prostitution (a violation of the Mann Act) and obstruction Justice.
The congressman continued to deny all charges against him, likening the investigation to a political “witch hunt” with language similar to that of former President Donald Trump. He has stated unequivocally that he never paid for sex and never had sex with a minor when he was an adult.
“Congressman Gaetz pursues justice, he doesn’t stand in the way of it,” a spokesman said last year.
According to what Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend told investigators, three of the woman’s friends said she had a public relationship with him from 2017-2018 and talked openly about other women. another woman with whom he has an affair. She was also present on a scrutinized trip to the Bahamas with the Congressman’s political allies – a joke that some reports suggesting there may be underage women.
https://www.salon.com/2022/01/12/matt-gaetz-ex-girlfriend-testifies-in-front-of-grand-jury-as-part-of-immunity-deal-report/ Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend testifies before federal grand jury as part of immunity deal: report