Republican Matt Gates, a rising star of Trumpism and a young legislator elected to the United States Congress, finds himself at the center of a strange case.
It is suspected that he has a sexual relationship with a minor, he rejects it.False accusationsBy claiming to be a victim of the institution, the target of the US blackmail has disappeared in Iran.
This great ally of Donald Trump came to the House almost four years ago, his hair is always impeccably cared for and his smile bright, and he is already making a name for himself in Washington.
The love story that hit him for a week saw a new twist on Wednesday, when he was Los New York Times Matt Gates allegedly asked the real estate mogul to grant him a pardon for himself and other members of Parliament during his final weeks in the White House.
The US Department of Justice was already investigating the suspicion. “The sexual exploitation of minorsThe 38-year-old MP is weighing in, according to several major US media outlets.
The Federal Police are said to be investigating his relationship with a 17-year-old girl and trying to clarify whether he paid her for sexual services. Florida law establishes the age of majority at 18 years.
This new development prompted Donald Trump to respond, after several days of deafening silence.
“MP Matt Gates never asked me to forgiveHe wrote in a very short statement.
“It should also be remembered that he completely rejected the accusations against him.He added, without specifying whether he believed in the elected official in Florida.
The slow attempt landed me with false accusations, but I won’t let it go.
Using one of the favorite expressions of the Republican billionaire who has said he wantsClean standing water“(“Drain the swampThis week Matt Getz declared his innocence.
“The slow attempt landed me with false accusations, but I won’t let it go.He wrote in the title of his column, which ran Monday in the conservative Washington Examiner.
I am not “He is not a monk, and he is certainly not a criminal.He went on, noting that none of the defendants had spoken publicly.
The one who sees himself as one of the “the WarriorsFor Donald Trump he vigorously defended it afterwards. The fatal attack on the Capitol, carried out on January 6 by the billionaire’s supporters.
After that, he took center stage in a crusade against the few Republican MPs who voted for the impeachment, and then the conviction of Donald Trump, who was ultimately acquitted.
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With Wyoming’s first goal, he chose Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
He even went to challenge her in late January on his own turf to invite Republican voters to elect another representative.
“People wouldn’t be surprised if I was charged with these bizarre accusations shortly after I decided to challenge the most powerful institutions.Washington, not theCheney dynastyHe wrote at his pulpit.
No “the threat“
As soon as the first articles about the investigation against him appeared last week, Matt Getz claimed that his family had been the victim of an extortion attempt, and that it was.False accusations“It was revealed for the sole purpose of blackmailing him.
The case took an even more confusing turn on Monday, when Bob Kent, a former member of the United States Army, admitted to contacting the elected official’s father to request $ 25 million.
He told CNN and Sirius XM radio that there was money to find former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared from a special mission in Iran in 2007.
“This is not a blackmail attempt.He told Don Gates, a former Florida legislator and a wealthy businessman.
By funding research expeditions, the Gaetz family will attractGood pressBob Kent said, “Welcome to the son of serious doubt.”
If Republican leaders in Congress have so far been conservative on the whole issue, Matt Gates was invited to speak Friday at the Donald Trump Golf Club in Doral, Miami, during a conference hosted by… a group of pro-Trump women. ” .Women for America First“.