(DCWatchdog.com) – HAPPENING NOW: Although he has been under criminal investigation for sex trafficking for almost two years, United States Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, is likely to avoid arrest and prosecution, according to a report just breaking today.
The Washington Post is reporting:
“Career prosecutors have recommended against charging Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in a long-running sex-trafficking investigation — telling Justice Department superiors that a conviction is unlikely in part because of credibility questions with the two central witnesses, according to people familiar with the matter.
“Senior department officials have not made a final decision on whether to charge Gaetz, but it is rare for such advice to be rejected, these people told The Washington Post, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the deliberations. They added that it is always possible additional evidence emerges that could alter prosecutors’ understanding of the case.” [emphasis added]
The long-running investigation that has resulted in at least one conviction of a friend of Gaetz’s centered on his alleged involvement with a 17-year-old girl. As the Post notes, “Gaetz, 40, has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, saying he has never paid for sex. He has also said the only time he had sex with a 17-year-old was when he was also 17.”
For more of the report, click HERE.
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