Gaetz may be telling the truth. He may be lying. Either way, he’s in big trouble.
On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is under FBI investigation for allegedly traveling interstate for the purpose of having sex with a minor. If convicted of that crime, Gaetz could face up to 15 years in federal prison.
In the process of publicly defending himself, Gaetz appears to have exposed a pending FBI extortion investigation.
But that was just the beginning. Almost immediately after the story broke, Gaetz tried to publicly rebut the claim by denying the allegation while simultaneously offering varying versions of a convoluted conspiracy against him. In the process of defending himself, Gaetz appears to have exposed a pending FBI extortion investigation.