Speculation swirls after Gaetz announces 'media availability' for ex-staffer on his 'recent encounter with the FBI'
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz's congressional office issued a "media availability"notice for Monday at 11:00 AM CT, for a "former Gaetz staffer" to discuss a "recent encounter with the FBI."
As many online noted, it's strange Gaetz would use his official Congressional stationery for a non-congressional press event. The message was sent by Gaetz's Chief of Staff from his D.C. office.
Forbes' Andrew Solender posted the notice:
INBOX: "A former staff member for U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) will hold a media availability regarding rece… https://t.co/gvUHYoyGOQ— Andrew Solender (@Andrew Solender)1617577026.0
The former staffer, as many note, appears to be Gaetz's former Military Legislative Director, Air Force Capt. Nathan Nelson (Ret.), based on a Google search of the address listed. Nelson appeared in a 2019 "Fox & Friends" segment promoting Building Homes for Heroes.
It's not known what Nelson, or whoever the former staffer is, will say but Gaetz has been claiming he is the victim of a $25 million extortion scheme being carried out by a former DOJ employee, and he has demanded the DOJ release "tapes" he say will prove his accusations. Any possible extortion scheme is still separate from sny possible investigation into his alleged activities.
Gaetz has confirmed he is the "subject" of a DOJ investigation into a possible sexual relationship with a 17-year old girl. That investigation allegedly also includes him possibly paying for sex with women, using cash apps and hotel ATMs to pay the women, use of an illegal drug, and child sex trafficking. He also allegedly showed nude photos of the women he was having sex with to fellow members of Congress.
@AndrewSolender That address is home of Nathaniel and Jennifer Nelson, both registered GOP. Until October 2020, he… https://t.co/RP0KBqwAop— Leslie McCarthy (@Leslie McCarthy)1617586075.0
@patriottakes @AndrewSolender A former staff member using Gaetz’ letterhead? For an event at a home in a residentia… https://t.co/jkFYE28G9a— Alan Hoch (@Alan Hoch)1617583455.0
The FBI totally loves if you have a press conference about their interview with you, I'm sure. This sounds like *s… https://t.co/MrDi1d8NYZ— Eric Garland (@Eric Garland)1617589634.0
@AndrewSolender FWIW - the investigation into a possible extortion scheme is entirely separate from the investigati… https://t.co/lcCMj10urc— Hillary (Treason–now with foam pillows) Hillarious (@Hillary (Treason–now with foam pillows) Hillarious)1617586279.0
@JudithV88746031 @AndrewSolender @TheDemCoalition Probably because it’s a former staffer who is willing to lie or s… https://t.co/KCATMilwzn— J How (@J How)1617578894.0
Ok, so this ~former~ Gaetz staff member's media avail is announced on @RepMattGaetz letterhead, which means this is… https://t.co/y8PSc7iUy5— Sergio Grant (@Sergio Grant)1617586904.0
@HelenKennedy The address comes back to Nathan Nelson, for Gaetz mil affairs dir: https://t.co/2xKW2sM4gP who was a… https://t.co/7X8OHDzJSa— S 😷💉 (@S 😷💉)1617579190.0
A former staffer?🤔 On Gaetz letterhead? https://t.co/NB650wFLmV— YpsiGal🇺🇸 (@YpsiGal🇺🇸)1617578044.0
Shady AF. https://t.co/OCwl8qvxfR— Jen Hansen 🏳️🌈 (@Jen Hansen 🏳️🌈)1617585254.0
@AndrewSolender Is this another 4 Seasons Total Landscaping?— $3.50 (@$3.50)1617592724.0
It's gonna be Jacob Wohl, isn't it. https://t.co/ay2M9QfhiJ— watertigernyc (@watertigernyc)1617578729.0
This sounds, dare I say, juicy. https://t.co/gDWFVBdBuT— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger)1617577238.0
Same vibe https://t.co/2crQewVEcU https://t.co/qLDr8sgFz2— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1617596837.0
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