- The New York Times published a hit piece targeting popular Trump-supporter Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). The NY Times said the Florida Congressman was under investigation for dating a 17-year-old girl.
- Matt Gaetz said the NY Times report was completely false. Gaetz is not the target of the investigation. We were also told none of the women he was seeing were underage.
Rep. Matt Gaetz: What is happening is extortion of me and my family involving a former Department of Justice official. On March 16th, my father got a text message demanding a meeting wherein a person demanded $25 million in exchange for making horrible sex trafficking allegations of me go away. Our family was so troubled by that we went to the local FBI and the FBI and the Department of Justice were so concerned about this, that they asked my dad to wear a wire. Which he did with the former Department of Justice official. Tonight I am demanding 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. These allegations aren’t true and they were meant to bleed my family. 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. 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.
Matt Gaetz was right.
- In August 2021 federal prosecutors accused Stephen Alford of trying to defraud US Rep. Matt Gaetz’s father Don Gaetz out of $25 million.
- Stephen Alford, 62, pleaded guilty in an attempt to extort $25 million from Matt Gaetz’s father.
- According to The Washington Examiner, the announcement by the Justice Department marks a turnaround as Alford initially entered a not guilty plea. A charge of tampering with evidence was tossed, according to Northwest Florida Daily News .
U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers sentenced Stephen Alford, 62, to 63 months plus three years supervised release after he pleaded guilty last year to one count of wire fraud, according to federal court documents.
- Matt Gaetz was right and The New York Times owes him an apology.
Whats missing from these headlines, that the news is fake and the person was extorting his father for 25 million.