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 recent encounter with the FBI.” pic.twitter.com/xhwXE6xRZS
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) April 4, 2021
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 any 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.
That address is home of Nathaniel and Jennifer Nelson, both registered GOP. Until October 2020, he was employed as Gaetz’s military affairs aide.
Why is Gaetz using his official office and staff resources for this stunt to ostensibly defend him?
— Leslie McCarthy (@LeslieM3355) April 5, 2021
A former staff member using Gaetz’ letterhead? For an event at a home in a residential neighborhood in Florida instead of in DC? Doesn’t this have to be a staged event for the purpose of propping up/ defending Gaetz?
— Alan Hoch (@AlanDHoch) April 5, 2021
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) April 5, 2021
The FBI totally loves if you have a press conference about their interview with you, I’m sure.
This sounds like *such* a fascinating plan. https://t.co/n5ZT0ay1iO
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) April 5, 2021
This sounds, dare I say, juicy. https://t.co/gDWFVBdBuT
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) April 4, 2021
It’s gonna be Jacob Wohl, isn’t it. https://t.co/ay2M9QfhiJ
— watertigernyc (@watertigernyc) April 4, 2021
Is this another 4 Seasons Total Landscaping?
— $3.50 (@zLochnerMonster) April 5, 2021
Shady AF. https://t.co/OCwl8qvxfR
— Jen Hansen 🏳️🌈 (@jenhansen31) April 5, 2021
A former staffer?🤔
On Gaetz letterhead? https://t.co/NB650wFLmV
— YpsiGal🇺🇸 (@YpsiGal) April 4, 2021
— S 😷💉 (@vidiot_) April 4, 2021
Ok, so this ~former~ Gaetz staff member’s media avail is announced on @RepMattGaetz letterhead, which means this is just Gaetz attempting to control the narrative by having an ally do some spin for him.
I don’t think it will be successful. https://t.co/MnoScauasL
— Sergio Grant (@sgrant525) April 5, 2021
My thoughts exactly
— Brenda Lynn 💙🍁💙 (@Brenda36792138) April 5, 2021
Probably because it’s a former staffer who is willing to lie or spin their encounter with the FBI in his favor. Basically to try to take control of the story and get his followers to not trust anything that comes out.
— J How (@Jhowe) April 4, 2021
FWIW – the investigation into a possible extortion scheme is entirely separate from the investigation into Gaetz’s actions, allegedly child sex trafficking and other crimes including the use of campaign funds to pay for prostitutes, etc.
— Hillary (Treason–now with foam pillows) Hillarious (@HHillarious) April 5, 2021
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Watch: House Republicans Gang Up on Democrat as They Try to End 1/6 Insurrection Hearing With FBI Director
House Republicans on Tuesday tried to derail a hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Donald Trump’s January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. As California Democratic U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna was speaking to Wray, Republicans tried to end the proceedings.
As Khanna is berating Director Wray, who told the House Oversight and Reform Committee the FBI did not have advance knowledge there would be a deadly attempt to overturn the election in a violent attack on lawmakers, one GOP Congressman interrupted.
“Madam Chair, I move to adjourn,” the Republicans says, interrupting Rep. Khanna, and violating the rules in the process.
Khanna, looks around to see who interrupted him, asks, “Madam Chair, if I could pause…”
As he speaks another Republican interrupts him.
“There’s been a motion, Madam Chair.”
Another person in the chamber, presumably a Democratic Congress, stunned, says, “HGe doesn’t have the floor,” meaning the Republican has no right to speak.
“The gentleman is not recognized,” the Chair tells the Republicans. “It is Mr. Khanna’s time.”
“We had an insurrection, we don’t need disruptions here,” Khanna said, addressing the Republicans. “Can we allow the democratic process to continue please?”
Republicans insisted they had a right to motion to adjourn, but the Chair told them they were “out of order.”
Democrats called for order as Republicans walked around the dais.
Republicans attempt to derail the hearing pic.twitter.com/z6Zm4QENzA
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 15, 2021
Stephen Miller Says He’s Fighting ‘Transgender Ideology’ Because Schools Are Teaching ‘People Are Whatever They Want to Be’
Stephen Miller, advisor to the former president, attacked on Wednesday what he calls “transgender ideology,” claiming it is so concerning to a democratic society it impacts “what it means to have and maintain a country,” and will force all Americans to “adopt a transgender viewpoint.”
He did not explain what that means.
Miller says he’s fighting to protect America’s “Judeo Christian heritage” and “Western Civilization,” although he never specifies from what, just transgender people in general.
A white supremacist who served as Senior Advisor to then-President Donald Trump and continues in that role, Miller told Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody, on his Real America’s Voice web show, that he is fighting an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case, claiming that the EEOC failed “to include a constitutionally required religious exemption.”
Miller started his own far right wing law firm, America First Legal, from which he says he is battling the EEOC “so that people can speak their truth.” That apparently excludes transgender people.
“So they will be forcing religious Americans, religious believers, people of faith, to violate their deeply held beliefs, their own private conscience rights and to adopt a transgender viewpoint,” Miller claims. “This is really an issue about science, it is about religion, but also about science because the undisputed biological definition of sex, really, is being turned upside down because of a radical agenda that really now is beginning in our elementary schools teaching young people, that there are no boys and girls, men and women, but in fact, people are whatever they want to be, which has profound implications for medicine for culture, for religion, and for truth itself,” Miller said.
(For decades if not longer Americans have told their children they can be “whatever they want to be.”)
“We are a country whose ethical, religious and moral heritage is Judeo Christian,” Miller said. “What it means is that Judeo Christian values, form the bedrock of our declaration. Our constitution, our civil rights, our moral character, who we are as a people who we are as a country, we inherit from our founders that deep religious faith that deep cultural attachment to these principles, and when they are under assault, our whole nation is under assault, we ought to be teaching and inculcating into our children these fundamental values and principles that made us who we are, that makes Western civilization what it is that is critical to having not just a great present, but an amazing future for this country.”
“My personal view is that this is a failed ideology that is destined to topple in on itself. For this agenda to succeed for the transgender ideology to succeed, they need people to be scared and quiet and not to speak the plain truth. Because once people say I’m not going to bow down to something I know is untrue. I’m not going to be afraid I am going to speak my mind respectfully tastefully, honestly, it’s not going to hold it will crumble the edifice will collapse.”
For $500 You Can Get a Personalized Video Message From Donald Trump Jr. – and Support Mercenary Soldiers
“George, this is Donald Trump Jr. Congratulations on becoming a U.S. citizen, that’s absolutely amazing,” he says in one message on the site. “Joseph tells me that your ceremony didn’t include the usual welcome message from the President so while I’m not the President obviously I’d like to personally wish you a heartfelt congratulations. I look forward to having you here participating in the American process, and the American dream. Congratulations once again man and maybe we’ll see you at a MAGA rally sometime in the not too distant future. Have a good one.”
Cameo is a five-year old platform that allows celebrities to make money by selling video messages to fans. The Independent reports Trump Jr. was “complaining about ‘millions’ in legal bills in from [the] New York AG probe.”
Messages are available up to a week after booking, but for $787 supporters can get turnaround in under 24 hours.
In another message for a couple’s 50th wedding anniversary Trump Jr. plugs his family’s golf course, and says he hope he’ll see them there.
The son of the former U.S. president has chosen a unique charity to support, and one that would help him in whatever possible future political campaigns he might wage. He says “a portion” of the proceeds will be donated to the Shadow Warriors Project, a nonprofit that supports wounded mercenaries – also known as soldiers for hire, or soldiers of fortune. That charity is listed at Charity Navigator as too new to rate.
The group says it is “dedicated to the support of private military security contractors, conducting paramilitary security operations in some of the world’s most dangerous areas.”
Users who pay for a video message can rate them. George gave Don Jr. 5 stars.
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