Matt Gaetz Is Said to Face Justice Dept. Inquiry
Such a skis. That's how one campaign staffer described congressman matt gates after learning about the lurid accusations for which the florida republican is now being investigated. The justice department is looking into whether gates had a sexual relationship with a minor and paid for her to travel with him. Nbc news reports. At gates's communications director abruptly quit quote of quote out of principle. It's not clear what the principal is here but the daily beast reports that republicans have been waiting for years for a matt gaetz scandal daybreak. Why we'll see an end reports a gates used to show nude photos of women. He claimed to have slept with two colleagues on the floor of the united states house of representatives and business insight report. The gates took part in a game that scored female sexual conquests while he was a member of the florida. Legislature matt gaetz is denied that he's ever paid for sex or sexual relationship with a minor. He's not been charged in. The investigation is ongoing joining us. Now is matt fuller. Senior politics editor for the daily beast and cynthia ox me a former federal prosecutor who specialized in sex crime. She's an msnbc legal analyst. Cynthia joining us on the phone. Matt you have been reporting on the story or at least following this story for a long time and you suggested that we'd seen nothing yet. Yeah i think we've got a glimpse of maybe the endgame of this a little bit last night when the new york times reported that The justice department probe might be centered around basically a sex trafficking ring with this friend of his Joel greenberg Florida republican tax collector. On seminal county is insane story. This is a very serious very serious allegations Mckay has denied almost everything here. He keeps saying he's never had sex with a seventeen year old. Last time he had sex with a seventeen year old he was seventeen.