The Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided not to charge Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in its sex-trafficking investigation into him. The office said in a statement that the DOJ had concluded its probe and will not charge Gaetz with any crimes.
The investigation was part of a probe of Gaetz’s friend and former Florida tax collector Joel Greenberg, who pleaded guilty in 2021 to six federal crimes, including sex trafficking of a minor, identity theft and wire fraud, and is currently serving an 11 year sentence.
The decision comes after the DOJ questioned the credibility of two witnesses, one of which was Greenberg.
Prosecutors were also worried that testimony from the girl with whom Gaetz allegedly had the relationship would not stand up in front of a jury.
Gaetz has been all over the media gloating about his non-guilt. But no one has forgotten the time when he begged then President Trump for a pardon.