The New York Times cited three people familiar with the matter as it reported that the Florida Congressman is being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over whether he had sex with a minor and paid for her to travel with him. Gaetz has categorically dismissed the allegations against him and said he has been a victim of extortion.
The plot to extort money from Congressman Matt Gaetz involved two men, who blackmailed his family with “compromising pictures”, The Washington Examiner reported citing screenshots of texts messages, emails and documents, which were shared with the outlet by Gaetz’ family.
According to the information, the purported extortionists – former DOJ official David McGee and former Air Force intelligence officer Bob Kent – demanded $25 million from Gaetz’ family to make “his future legal and political problems go away”. The two men claimed that they have images showing Gaetz with underage prostitutes as well as the testimony of at least one minor, who said the politician paid her for sex.
The alleged criminals said the money will be used to free Robert Levinson, a US intelligence official, who is reportedly kept prisoner in Iran. Last year Levinson’s family said he died in custody, but McGee and Kent claim he is alive and could be rescued.
According to the information shared with the Washington Examiner, the two men told Gaetz’ family that the congressman would be credited with…