Republican leader Matt Gaetz demonstrates family values


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Ol' nine-head. That'd be his regular forehead (a 5-head), plus that stupid gelled up-doo that he sports, the size of a normal person's forehead (+4 = 9).
 



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Of course, that was after Matt basically made Tucker and his wife material witnesses to a crime...
 


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Hey, I am on National TV, I’ll mention something that I’m accused if but no one knows about yet....
 









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Doesn't surprise me to see this from the Trump crew.
 



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and then you have this other story about Gaetz's father and an alleged extortion plot involving people trying to get Gaetz's dad to pony up $25 million - allegedly to ransom a US citizen who was an Iranian hostage - but was also pronounced dead last year. (apparently Dad has mucho dinero).

This is like a really bad novel.
 


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He claims he's being extorted.

Uh huh. And... has he denied banging an underage girl yet?

When Tucker Carlson says the interview was "weird", you're breaking new ground.
 




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Lives matter.

Selectively choosing which lives matter and dismissing other lives is the work of The Pad and his buddies.

Aborted lives dont matter to The Pad.
Chicago, Baltimore lives dont matter to The Pad.
 



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Now, before the bad news leaked out, this was going on....

Scoop: Matt Gaetz eyes early retirement to take job at Newsmax​

Alayna Treene
Alayna Treene
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Matt Gaetz

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has privately told confidants he's seriously considering not seeking re-election and possibly leaving Congress early for a job at Newsmax, three sources with direct knowledge of the talks tell Axios.
Why it matters: Gaetz is a provocative figure on the right who's attracted attention by being a fierce defender of former President Trump. The Republican also represents a politically potent district on the Florida panhandle.
What we’re hearing: Gaetz has told some of his allies he’s interested in becoming a media personality, and floated taking a role at Newsmax.
  • One of the sources said Gaetz has had early conversations with the network about what a position could look like.
The backdrop: Many Republicans turned to the network after Fox News called Arizona early for President Biden.
  • Some critics now say Fox is not conservative enough for their tastes, providing an opening for Newsmax and the One America News Network (OANN).
  • Gaetz has previously toyed with the idea of running for higher office.
Between the lines: Gaetz, 38, went to Florida State University and received a law degree from the College of William and Mary. He served in the Florida House before being elected to Congress in 2016.
  • While the party out of power tends to gain seats in midterm elections — creating the possibility of Republicans' taking control of the House in 2022 — a prominent spot in the media could give Gaetz a platform for a future national political role.
  • Former Fox executives and contributors were among Trump's many senior advisers, including Bill Shine, John Bolton and Larry Kudlow.
  • Trump has stoked speculation he may seek a second and final term in 2024.
For the record: Gaetz and his spokesman did not immediately respond to several requests for comment.
https://www.axios.com/matt-gaetz-re...max-e1a0e6bb-0279-4e97-ab22-508e28f4347a.html
 


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And, to Give Matt equal time, there is this...possibly the most amateur extortion attempt.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/...lleged-matt-gaetz-25-million-extortion-scheme

Rep. Matt Gaetz possesses text message screenshots, an email, and a typed document that purportedly support his claims that a federal investigation into his relationship with a 17-year-old is related to an extortion scheme against him.

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that the Justice Department is investigating whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid her to travel with him. Gaetz has called the report "totally false." Gaetz told Axios that his lawyers told him that he "was not a target but a subject of an investigation regarding sexual conduct with women."

The Florida Republican countered the report on Twitter and in statements to Axios and Fox News with a claim that his family is being extorted for $25 million and that the people pushing stories about an investigation into his relationships with women are the people extorting him and the subjects of an FBI extortion investigation over the last few weeks.

The documents in Gaetz's possession detail an alleged scheme that revolves around attempts by former Air Force intelligence officer Bob Kent and Beggs & Lane attorney David McGee, a former federal prosecutor, to free ex-FBI agent-turned-private investigator Robert Levinson from imprisonment in Iran.

Levinson went missing in Iran in March 2007. McGee is the attorney for the Levinson family. Kent in December 2018 had planned a secret mission to try to rescue Levinson, but he was reportedly thwarted by the federal government.

Screenshots provided to the Washington Examiner show a message that his father, Don Gaetz, a former Florida state Senate president, said he received from Kent on March 16. The message proposes “a plan that can make [Matt Gaetz’s] future legal and political problems go away.” Gaetz has denied any relationship with a minor.


READ: FULL DOCUMENTS MATT GAETZ SAYS BACKS UP EXTORTION CLAIM

Gaetz Kent message 1

Provided to the Washington Examiner

Despite the family members of Levinson saying in March 2020 that they presumed him to be dead based on information given by U.S. officials, the alleged message from Kent said he had located Levinson in Iran and has two “proof of life videos.” Kent also requested the Gaetz family’s help returning Levinson in exchange for giving Matt Gaetz credit for the operation and promising a presidential pardon for unnamed legal issues.

The next day, on March 17, Don Gaetz purportedly met with Kent, and Kent handed him a three-page document outlining “Project Homecoming.” That document detailed a plan to save Levinson at the cost of a $25 million loan.

In 1983, Don Gaetz co-founded VITAS Healthcare, and in 2004, he and his co-founders reportedly sold their stock in the company for $406 million.

In the Project Homecoming document, Kent then asked that the loan should be deposited in the trust account of Beggs & Land, naming David L. McGee, and deposited no later than March 19.

The Project Homecoming document states that Gaetz is “under investigation by the FBI for various public corruption and public integrity issues” and alleges that the FBI is aware of photos depicting Gaetz in a “sexual orgy with underage prostitutes.”

“In exchange for the funds being arranged, and upon the release of Mr. Levinson, the team that delivers Mr. Levinson to the President of The United States shall strongly advocate that President Biden issue a Presidential Pardon, or instruct the Department of Justice to terminate any and all investigations involving Congressman Gaetz," the document reads.
It also implied that the White House has some knowledge of the plan: "The team has been assured by the President that he will strongly consider such matters because he considers the release of Robert Levinson a matter of National Urgency." The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Stephen M. Alford, who has previously faced fraud and extortion charges, was also allegedly at the March 17 meeting and gave Don Gaetz his business card showing Captum Consultants. The April 2020 articles of incorporation for the company indicate they came from Beggs & Land, McGee’s firm.

Kent, McGee, and Alford did not respond to requests for comment.
McGee told the Daily Beast on Tuesday night, following Gaetz naming him on national television, that any claims that he or his law firm were involved in extortion are "completely, totally false," adding, “This is a blatant attempt to distract from the fact that Matt Gaetz is apparently about to be indicted for sex trafficking underage girls.”
Another email chain appears to confirm the existence of the FBI investigating extortion claims.
“My client, Don Gaetz, was approached by two individuals to make a sizable payment in what I would call a scheme to defraud,” Jeffrey Neiman said in a March 25 email to the Department of Justice. “The FBI is not asking Don to voluntarily and proactively assist in their investigation, which Don is willing to do. Please confirm that your Office and the FBI would like Don’s assistance in this matter and that he will be working at the Government’s request.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Goldberg responded: “I can confirm that your client is working with my office as well as the FBI at the government’s request in order to determine if a federal crime has been committed. This has been discussed with, and approved by, the FBI as well as the leadership of my office and components of Main Justice.”
The Department of Justice and the FBI declined to comment on the email or the existence of an extortion investigation. Neiman also declined to comment.

Gaetz on Fox News Tuesday night said his father wore a wire in order to assist with the case, and he demanded that the “Department of Justice and the FBI release the audio recordings that were made under their supervision and at their direction, which will prove my innocence.”
He suspects that a leak to the New York Times story about the investigation into whether he had a relationship with a 17-year-old was timed to thwart the FBI investigation into the extortion.
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“This former Department of Justice official tomorrow was supposed to be contacted by my father so that specific instructions could be given regarding the wiring of $4.5 million as a down payment on this bribe,” Gaetz said. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that tonight, somehow, the New York Times is leaking this information, smearing me, and ruining the investigation that would likely result in one of the former colleagues of the current DOJ being brought to justice for trying to extort me and my family.”
The 17-year-old in question "doesn't exist," Gaetz said, adding that he has "not had a relationship with a 17-year-old. That is totally false.”

Jerry Dunleavy contributed to this story.
 


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and then you have this other story about Gaetz's father and an alleged extortion plot involving people trying to get Gaetz's dad to pony up $25 million - allegedly to ransom a US citizen who was an Iranian hostage - but was also pronounced dead last year. (apparently Dad has mucho dinero).

This is like a really bad novel.
Some drugs involved.
 


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“Matt Gaetz has no sons, adopted or natural. Calling Nestor his "son" is a fiction to disguise the awkwardness of a man's having no legal relationship to his live-in teenage boy companion.”

Remind you of anyone named Lindsey Graham? 🤔
 

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“Matt Gaetz has no sons, adopted or natural. Calling Nestor his "son" is a fiction to disguise the awkwardness of a man's having no legal relationship to his live-in teenage boy companion.”

Remind you of anyone named Lindsey Graham? 🤔
Lindsey only has sons by the hour though.....
 




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