Rep. Matt Gaetz made the astonishing claims that he is being hunted by assassins during a speech in the House of Representatives.
On Twitter, the Florida lawmaker said that he had been threatened by a professional hitman who had gone to Washington, D.C. to assassinate him.
BREAKING: A man traveled across the country with the explicit goal of killing me in Washington, D.C.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) October 20, 2021
“I think someone may be trying to kill me. If they are successful, I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest,” said Gaetz on the floor of the House.
According to the Republican, the Capitol Police recommended that the individual in issue be arrested, but the Department of Justice refused.
It’s the latest in a long line of strange occurrences involving the Trump-loving politician.
Gaetz is currently the subject of a federal investigation that has resulted in his associate, Joel Greenberg, the former tax collector of Seminole County, Florida, pleading guilty to multiple federal crimes, including sex trafficking of a minor and introducing her to other “adult men” who had sex with her while she was underage.
Greenberg, a close friend of Gaetz’s, pled guilty to sex crimes in May and continues to cooperate with authorities.
Gaetz has categorically denied any misconduct and has been cleared of all charges.
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A Wyoming man was accused in March of making murder threats against Republican leaders, including Gaetz.
On the same day, he took part in a rally against Representative Liz Cheney in her home state of Wyoming, Christopher Podlesnik, 51, was charged with uttering threats against Gaetz.
Gaetz is one of the most controversial figures in Washington. If there is a pot to stir, he is always ready with a spoon.
Gaetz is also still a close ally of Donald Trump’s so when the news broke back in April that he may be involved in the extortion/sex trafficking scandal no one was shocked.
The alleged extortion plot that Gaetz claims he is a victim of involves two men blackmailing him with details about an alleged orgy with prostitutes in an effort to get his father to pay up $25 million to help rescue Robert Levinson an American hostage in Iran.
The men reportedly involved in the extortion, former federal prosecutor David McGee and Air Force intelligence officer Bob Kent allegedly claim that they have photos of Gaetz’s orgy with underage prostitutes.
The two men allegedly contacted Gaetz’s father, Don Gaetz, for $25 million that would be used to free Levinson. Don Gaetz is a former Florida senator who served from 2006 to 2016. Gaetz has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Allegedly in exchange for the $25 million the men would get the Department of Justice to drop its sex trafficking probe into Matt Gaetz.
Levinson is a former FBI agent and CIA contractor who vanished in Iran in 2007. Last year, Levinson was declared dead by his family.
The Washington Examiner published a text message and a document that allegedly shows the proposal the two men offered the elder Gaetz. However, it is not clear if the text message or document is authentic or who provided them to the media outlet.
The alleged text message shows that Kent, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, allegedly texted Don Gaetz in mid-March saying that that he had a plan that could make his son’s “future legal and political problems go away.” The text also claimed that Levinson was still alive.
“I would like to talk with you immediately about the current federal investigation, and the indictment that is about to be filed against your son. I have a plan that can make his future legal and political problems go away,” the alleged text states.
“Last summer, we located Robert Levinson in Iran and took two proof of life videos, but the U.S. government foiled our rescue attempt. We have one more opportunity to rescue Levinson.”
Allegedly the following day, Don Gaetz met with Kent and handed over a 3-page document that was titled “Project Homecoming” which detailed the alleged federal probe into Matt Gaetz and how it would disappear for $25 million. The Washington Examiner published the first page of the document, which was riddled with grammatical errors and claims that Matt Gaetz is being investigated by the FBI for “various public corruption and public integrity issues.” It adds that the FBI “became aware of compromising pictures” showing Matt Gaetz and an unnamed “Election Official” involved in a “sexual orgy with underage prostitutes” in Maitland, Florida.
“Our strategy for Congressman Gaetz to mitigate his legal, and political, troubles would be for him, or someone else, to arrange for the funds required to obtain the immediate release of Robert Levinson from captivity in Iran,” the document reads.
“In exchanged for the funds being arranged, and upon release of Robert Levinson, Congressman Gaetz shall be given credit for facilitating the release of Mr. Levinson… [he] shall also be on the plan that returns Mr. Levinson to freedom and shall be the person to ‘reunite’ Mr. Levinson with his family and being Mr. Levinson back to the United States.”
Allegedly, Don Gaetz contacted the FBI about the situation and the agency is investigating if the situation constitutes extortion.
Later the news broke that Gaetz was being investigated for sex trafficking for paying an underage girl to travel with him and have sexual relations. If Gaetz paid the girl to travel with him that violates federal sex trafficking laws.
Gaetz denies the allegations and appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox show and told “his” story in one of the most bizarre interviews Fox has ever aired. Gartz tried to lay the majority of the blame for the alleged situation at the feet of McGee.
McGee has spoken out to deny any involvement in the alleged extortion stating on Tuesday that the allegations were “a blatant attempt to distract from the fact that he’s under investigation for sex trafficking of minors.”
“I have no connection with that case at all, other than, one of a thousand people who have heard the rumors.”
On Wednesday, Don Gaetz, 73, stated that he wore a wire during his alleged meeting with McGee and claimed that he had asked his attorney Jeffrey Neiman to establish a record of the cooperation with David Goldberg, who is the assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
This situation, which now plays out in front of the entire country, is sure to only get messier before the truth is sorted out.