Federal Prosecutor's Letter Corroborates Gaetz's Extortion Claim

Documents appear to make the case for Gaetz

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
April 1, 2021

A bombshell report caused a huge tectonic shift in the world of politics when it was reported that a federal investigation had been launched against Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R). The allegation against him is that he was involved in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old,  an allegation the lawmaker quickly denounced, arguing that he was completely innocent.

In newly unearthed conversations regarding the open Department of Justice case involving Gaetz, interaction with the Assistant Attorney General appears to corroborate Gaetz’s defense that he is innocent and that a former official of the Department of Justice, named David McGee, is attempting to extort his family for money. Gaetz also claims that both the Department of Justice and the FBI have audio recordings that will ultimately prove his innocence.

In an exchange between Assistant U.S. Attorney David Goldberg and Rep. Gaetz’s father’s lawyer, Goldberg confirms “that your client is working with my office as well as the FBI at the government’s request in order to determine if a federal crime has been committed,” adding that it’s an issue that’s been “discussed with, and approved by, the FBI as well as the leadership of my office and components of Main Justice.”

On March 25th, the Gaetz family lawyer responded, saying that his “client, Don Gaetz, was approached by two individuals to make a sizable payment in what I would call a scheme to defraud.” “The FBI is not asking Don to voluntarily and proactively assist in their investigation, which Don is willing to do.” The lawyer concludes asking for confirmation “that your Office and the FBI would like Don’s assistance in this matter and that he will be working at the Government’s request.”

Gaetz has released documents, screenshots, and text messages that corroborate the extortion attempt against him. The attempt is alleged to come from Bob Kent, a former Air Force intelligence officer, and David McGee, an attorney for Beggs & Lane. The reason for the attempt is allegedly to free Robert Levinson, an ex-FBI agent-turned-private investigator who is imprisoned in Iran.

“This former Department of Justice official tomorrow was supposed to be contacted by my father so that specific instructions could be given regarding the wiring of $4.5 million as a down payment on this bribe,” Gaetz said. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that tonight, somehow, the New York Times is leaking this information, smearing me, and ruining the investigation that would likely result in one of the former colleagues of the current DOJ being brought to justice for trying to extort me and my family.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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