<p>"Elmore, who has a legal degree from Villanova and has active status as an attorney in Pennsylvania, has emailed at least two reporters who have written on Gaetz, threatening them with lawsuits over their coverage of the Florida Republican. Gaetz is reportedly facing a federal probe into a potential violation of federal sex trafficking laws. But Elmore's email took umbrage with reports that the congressman had asked then-President Donald Trump for a pardon and was currently on the outs with the 45th president," Politico explained.</p><p>The publication noted an email Elmore sent to one of its reporters.</p><p>"We are seeking an immediate print and on-air statement of retraction. Failure to comply with this request may result in litigation," Elmore wrote. "President Trump issued a statement indicating that Congressman Gaetz has never sought a Presidential Pardon. Such a statement would also indicate that President Donald Trump has not distanced himself from Congressman Gaetz."</p><p>Politico was not the only publication to receive communication from Elmore, The Daily Beast was also reportedly contacted by her.</p><p>"Gaetz has not been charged with a crime, and Gaetz's congressional office declined to comment directly for this story," The Beast <a href="//www.thedailybeast.com/gaetz-paid-accused-sex-trafficker-who-then-venmod-teen?ref=scroll" target="_blank">reported</a>. "Instead, a representative from an outside public relations firm, the Logan Circle Group, responded with this statement from Gaetz: 'The rumors, gossip and self-serving misstatements of others will be addressed in due course by my legal team.' Logan Circle's Erin Elmoreâ€”a pro-Trump pundit and former contestant on <em>The Apprentice</em>â€”added that a lawyer would be 'closely monitoring your coverage.'"</p><p>The Beast added, "Also cc'd on the email was another Logan Circle Group employee: Harlan Hill, who was <a href="//www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-bans-frequent-guest-harlan-hill-after-he-called-kamala-harris-an-insufferable-lying-bitch" target="_blank">banned from Fox News</a> after calling now-Vice President Kamala Harris 'an insufferable lying bitch.'"</p>
"马特盖兹 needs to resign," Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) tweeted on Thursday evening.
<p>The congressman linked to a <a href="//www.clshoes-wholesale.com/matt-gaetz-trafficking-venmo/" target="_blank">blockbuster new story</a> by The Daily Beast titled, "Gaetz Paid Accused Sex Trafficer, Who Then Venmo'd Teen."</p><p>"In two late-night Venmo transactions in May 2018, Rep. Matt Gaetz sent his friend, the accused sex trafficker <a href="//www.thedailybeast.com/the-creepy-disturbing-case-that-ensnared-matt-gaetz" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Joel Greenberg</a>, $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 Daily Beast <a href="//www.thedailybeast.com/gaetz-paid-accused-sex-trafficker-who-then-venmod-teen" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">reported</a> Thursday. "The memo field for the first of <a href="//www.thedailybeast.com/the-strange-friendship-that-may-bring-down-matt-gaetz" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Gaetz's transactions to Greenberg</a> 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.) When Greenberg then made his Venmo payments to these three young women, he described the money as being for 'Tuition,' 'School,' and 'School.'"</p><p>"Gaetz and Greenberg are both connected through Venmo to this then-18-year-old womanâ€”who now works in the porn industry, according to a friend of the girl. And on Thursday, Greenberg's attorney and prosecutors indicated during a court hearing that they expect Greenberg to <a href="//www.cnn.com/2021/04/08/politics/greenberg-gaetz/index.html" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">strike a plea deal</a>, likely meaning he plans to cooperate with investigators," The Beast reported. "That could be potentially disastrous for Gaetz, as investigators look into the connections between these two men. And one particularly damning connection is their financial transactions."</p><p>Gaetz has been defended by Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), but Republicans defending Gaetz are "<a href="//www.clshoes-wholesale.com/matt-gaetz-friends-disappearing/" target="_blank">few and far between</a>."</p><p>If Gaetz were to resign, Gov. Ron DeSantis would have broad authority to determine the timing of a special election to fill the panhandle district Gaetz represents.</p><p>Politico's Melanie Zanona noted Kinzinger is the first Republican in Congress to call on Gaetz to resign.</p>
<div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="38d973c84c51b5ffd856ccbc7723afa7" id="1e4b2"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse" data-twitter-tweet-id="1380335415497003013"><div style="margin:1em 0">First GOP member in Congress to call for Gaetzâ€™s resignation >> //t.co/AMIyPrncTP</div> â€” Melanie Zanona (@Melanie Zanona)<a href="//twitter.com/MZanona/statuses/1380335415497003013">1617932583.0</a></blockquote></div>
<p>调查正在扩大。</p><p>"Mr. Greenberg'S潜在交易也是F.B.I.根据探究的四个人，根据探究的四个人，已经扩大了对巴哈马的旅行的调查，包括关于巴哈马先生的问题，包括佛罗里达州的佛罗里达州和妇女为他们提供性行为的妇女。" <em>The Times</em> reported.</p><p>报纸还报告了丑闻可能走的方向的新细节。</p><p>"调查人员也被告知了Gaetz先生和一个着名的佛罗里达州游客在去年讨论了在州立参议院竞选的虚假候选人到Siphon选票的谈话。'根据熟悉调查的两个人的说法，对手。他们注意到，可以扩大其超出性贩运的调查的方面在其早期阶段，"报纸报道。</p>
<div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="f66044870b3e14a0d7a6922e3e80ab43" id="4a5a8"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse" data-twitter-tweet-id="1380343962221838336"><div style="margin:1em 0">The F.B.I. has widened its investigation to include questions about a trip to the Bahamas that Gaetz took with Repuâ€¦ //t.co/JCJ8guU5NP</div> â€” Patricia Mazzei (@Patricia Mazzei)<a href="//twitter.com/PatriciaMazzei/statuses/1380343962221838336">1617934620.0</a></blockquote></div>