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World Donald Trump Likes Kim Jong Un and Kyle Rittenhouse More Than Matt Gaetz

12:46  08 april  2021
12:46  08 april  2021 Source:   thedailybeast.com

Matt Gaetz Says He Is 'Built for Battle' as House Members Speak Out Amid Sex Trafficking Allegations

  Matt Gaetz Says He Is 'Built for Battle' as House Members Speak Out Amid Sex Trafficking Allegations Gaetz referenced allegations against him in a speech he gave at a Women for America First event on Friday night.Gaetz has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl, which the congressman has denied. The House committee has launched an investigation early on Friday, while the Department of Justice has opened a probe into Gaetz for possibly violating sex-trafficking laws—which he has also refuted those allegations.

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Trump said in his annual State of the Union address to Congress much work remained to be done in the Kyle Rittenhouse failed to inform the court of his change of address within 48 hours of moving, Kenosha County Matt Gaetz after House GOP votes to keep Liz Cheney in leadership. The UN estimates more than one million ethnic Uighur and Kazakh men and women have been detained in a

Thanks to Matt Gaetz and his sad, creepy sex life, we finally know just how vile a person in Donald Trump’s orbit has to be before even Donald Trump thinks it’s not worth defending them.

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Abroad, Trump called Kim Jong Un his friend, defended Vladimir Putin (“There are a lot of killers. You think our country’s so innocent?”), and shrugged off Mohammed bin Salman’s murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi (“The world is a very dangerous place!”). Three years after Eddie Gallagher was convicted of posing with the body of an Iraqi he’d just killed and long after the Navy SEAL had been credibly accused by fellow soldiers of a litany of war crimes, he was photographed with Melania and Donald.

Facing New Ethics Investigation, Matt Gaetz Declares He’s ‘Not Going Anywhere’

  Facing New Ethics Investigation, Matt Gaetz Declares He’s ‘Not Going Anywhere’ After 10 days of relentless developments in the Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) saga of scandals, the Florida Republican reemerged Friday evening to mostly ignore the most recent and damning reports and offer boilerplate MAGA defenses and applause lines. “I’m built for the battle, and I’m not going anywhere,” Gaetz told attendees at the Save America Summit at Trump Doral in Miami, Florida. As Gaetz tries to brush aside reports that he’s under investigation for paying women for sex—including, potentially, an underage minor—Gaetz seemed to see no irony in addressing an event hosted by “Women for America First.

'Congressman Matt Gaetz has never asked me for a pardon,' Trump said. He also offered tepid support to Gaetz : 'It must also be remembered that he has totally denied the accusations against him'. Gaetz approached White House with the extraordinary request in the president's final weeks in office, the New York Donald Trump said Matt Gaetz 'never' asked him for a pardon and offered a tepid defense of the embattled Florida Republican. Gaetz will speak this weekend at a conference being held at Trump 's Doral golf club and resort near Miami. The 'Save America Summit' is being organized by Women for

Rittenhouse , 17, supported Trump and police on his social media pages before he traveled from his home in Antioch, Illinois, to Kenosha on Aug. 25 with an AR-15-style rifle, authorities said. Rittenhouse was arrested on first-degree murder charges and is fighting extradition to Wisconsin. The document instructs officials, if they are asked about Rittenhouse , to say they are not going to comment on an ongoing investigation and to say that "what I will say is that Rittenhouse , just like everyone else in America, is innocent until proven guilty and deserves a fair trial based on all the facts, not just the

At home, Trump stood behind Kyle Rittenhouse after he shot and killed two people at a Black Lives Matter protest. He called the Charlottesville white supremacists “very fine people” after one of them ran his car through counterprotesters and murdered Heather Heyer. He said of the crazed conspiracists of QAnon, “I’ve heard these are people that love our country” and claimed that the Jan. 6 insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol were “hugging and kissing the police and the guards. You know, they had great relationships. A lot of the people were waved in and then they walked in and they walked out.” He stood by Bible-waving Senate candidate Roy Moore after women came out and said he’d creeped on them when they were in their teens. By Jason Miller, after his ex, fellow Trump staffer A.J. Delgado, said in court papers that he’d slipped an abortion bill into another woman’s smoothie. By Mike Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty, and Paul Manafort and Roger Stone, whose sentences he commuted after they were found guilty. Hell, he pardoned Republican congressmen Chris Collins, Duncan Hunter, and Steve Stockman as a reward for those crooks’ loyal support.

Liz Cheney Calls Matt Gaetz Sexual Misconduct Charges 'Sickening'

  Liz Cheney Calls Matt Gaetz Sexual Misconduct Charges 'Sickening' The Wyoming Republican declined to comment on whether her GOP colleague, who has repeatedly attacked her, should resign.Prior to the allegations emerging against Gaetz, the congressman—a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump—had strongly criticized Cheney for voting to impeach the former president following the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Gaetz participated in an unsuccessful House GOP effort to remove Cheney from her leadership position within the caucus and even traveled to Wyoming to lead a rally against her.

More content below. Donald Trump . Kim Jong - un . Peter Wade. Matt Gaetz long. The overwhelming reaction of Gaetz 's GOP colleagues — a deafening silence. That reflects the resentments he's sparked during his breakneck rise as one of the party's celebrities and the challenge he faces to retain his seat. Government agents are investigating if Gaetz had sex with a 17-year-old and other underage girls and violated federal sex trafficking laws, people familiar with the probe have told the AP.

Donald Trump offered a fresh olive branch to North Korean dictator Kim Jong - un , saying it would be a "good thing" if the two men met. Speaking at a press conference in Hanoi he reiterated his willingness to sit down with Kim while at the same time stepping up his attacks on Pyongyang. The debts, plus an unspecified rehab stint for Pierce earlier this year, aligned with a recent exodus of more than 60 lawyers from Pierce’s firm.Pierce and Wood advertised the FightBack foundation as a way for Rittenhouse ’s fans—of which there are many on the right—to donate money to his defense.

All of this begs the question of why won’t Trump won’t really defend 38-year-old congressman Matt Gaetz, who’s spent years auditioning for a role as a spare Trump child, even offering to quit Congress to join Trump’s impeachment defense and flying to Wyoming to lead a rally against Liz Cheney after the House’s third-ranking Republican voted to impeach him.

A week into the scandal, and after Gaetz had already tried to drag Tucker Carlson into his mess in a truly bizarre interview that suggested a flailing man aware of the tight corner his own actions had put him in, Trump offered a limp two-sentence statement, denying a New York Times report that Gaetz had asked him for a pardon and saying "it must all be remembered that he has totally denied the accusations against him."

That’s it. Trump offered a more convincing defense of Kim Jong Un than of Matt Gaetz. He called Paul Manafort, of all people, “a good person.”

Pro-Trump congressman Matt Gaetz faces sex allegations

  Pro-Trump congressman Matt Gaetz faces sex allegations The Republican from Florida denies the allegations but is now under investigation by the US House Ethics Committee.The House of Representatives Committee on Ethics said in a statement on Friday it would look into public reports that Gaetz “may have engaged in sexual misconduct” and “illicit drug use”.

1:21 Donald Trump calls Kim Jong Un ‘rocketman’ during UN speech. President Trump appears to back Putin’s claim Russia didn’t meddle in election – Nov 11, 2017. “Reckless remarks by an old lunatic like Trump will never scare us or stop our advance,” North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement earlier in the day. “On the contrary, all this makes us more sure that our choice to promote economic construction at the same time as building up our nuclear force is all the more righteous, and it pushes us to speed up the effort to complete our nuclear force.”

More content below. Donald Trump . Kim Jong - un . Marketing experts said the publicity generated from hosting the summit could be worth more than 10 times the cost to the tiny Southeast Asian city-state. Rittenhouse 's lawyer, Mark Richards, responded Wednesday night, saying his client is in an undisclosed "safe house" due Matt Gaetz after House GOP votes to keep Liz Cheney in leadership.

The accusations around Gaetz, by the way, involved paying for (or having his friend Joel Greenberg pay for) sex with underage women. That’s apparently part of an investigation that started with Attorney General Bill Barr, the hatchet man Trump finally turned on and who reportedly avoided being in the same room with Gaetz even as the president still had him on speed dial. And Gaetz hasn’t “totally denied” the accusations, but has made a point of saying, while denying he slept with underage women, that he likes to pay for things for women. Gaetz told Jonathan Swan, “I have definitely, in my single days, provided for women I’ve dated. You know, I’ve paid for flights, for hotel rooms. I’ve been, you know, generous as a partner. I think someone is trying to make that look criminal when it is not.”

The allegations against Gaetz are damning, and so is Gaetz’s voting record in light of those allegations. In 2017, Gaetz was the only member of Congress to vote against a law fighting human trafficking. Something he is now possibly going to be charged with. While in the Florida statehouse Gaetz was one of two people who voted against a law trying to crack down on “revenge porn.”

Gaetz Paid Accused Sex Trafficker, Who Then Venmo’d Teen

  Gaetz Paid Accused Sex Trafficker, Who Then Venmo’d Teen In two late-night Venmo transactions in May 2018, Rep. Matt Gaetz sent his friend, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg, $900. The next morning, over the course of eight minutes, Greenberg used the same app to send three young women varying sums of money. In total, the transactions amounted to $900. The memo field for the first of Gaetz’s transactions to Greenberg was titled “Test.” In the second, the Florida GOP congressman wrote “hit up ___.” But instead of a blank, Gaetz wrote a nickname for one of the recipients. (The Daily Beast is not sharing that nickname because the teenager had only turned 18 less than six months before.

In his piece in the Washington Examiner Gaetz wrote, “You’ll see more “drip, drip, drip” of leaks into the media from the corrupt Justice Department and others. When you do, ask yourself why. They aren’t coming for me—they are coming for you. I’m just in the way.” This makes it sound like Gaetz doesn’t think all the information about him is out yet. And during his disastrous Tucker Carlson interview Gaetz said there were no pictures of him “with child prostitutes,” something that no one had alleged and that is a strange thing to just bring up, out of nowhere.

The Times is reporting that the federal investigations are to whether Gaetz violated sex trafficking laws. The three sources who talked to the Times said the case was connected to the prosecution of Gaetz ally Joel Greenberg.

So why isn’t Trump or anyone in Trumpworld defending Matt Gaetz? A former campaign aide told Politico that "anyone that has ever spent 10 minutes with the guy would realize he's an unserious person." Wait, what? Trump is a reality television host who paid off a pornographic actress during his 2016 presidential campaign and who suggested injecting bleach might work for curing COVID. Not being a serious person is actually a qualification for being a member of Trumpworld.

Of course, loyalty is a one-way street so far as Trump is concerned, but given how he’s rewarded his worshippers until now, something smells rotten in the state of Palm Beach. It seems impossible that being out of office has somehow affected the way Trump feels about the wealthy connected Florida congressman Matt Gaetz and it seems equally impossible that the weight of the charges has somehow changed Trump’s feelings about Gaetz. You’ll remember that Trump said “I just wish her well, frankly,” of accused child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, who is alleged to have hundreds of victims. So it’s odd that Gaetz is the only alleged sex trafficker who Trump doesn’t wish well.

Maybe if Matt Gaetz were a fascist dictator, Donald Trump would be nicer to him?

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Rep. Matt Gaetz Sought Preemptive Pardon From Donald Trump: NYT .
In the twilight of Donald Trump’s administration, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sought a preemptive pardon for any crimes he and his allies in Congress may have committed, The New York Times reports. Gaetz is currently under federal investigation for potential sex trafficking in connection with an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl. The Department of Justice is also probing whether Gaetz paid multiple women for sex on various visits to Florida alongside his close ally Joel Greenberg, the now indicted former Seminole County tax collector. Gaetz has denied the allegations.

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