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April 15, 2021, 8:44 PM

House GOP leader: Won't punish Gaetz unless charges filed

The top House Republican says Rep. Matt Gaetz is innocent until proven guilty
April 15, 2021, 8:44 PM
April 14, 2021, 7:36 PM

No. 2 House Republican says GOP would act against Gaetz

The No. 2 House Republican says party leaders would “take action” against Rep. Matt Gaetz if the Justice Department formally moves ahead with legal action against him
April 14, 2021, 7:36 PM
No. 2 House Republican says GOP would act against Gaetz
April 11, 2021, 4:11 AM

Matt Gaetz rejects calls to resign

The embattled Florida congressman maintains his innocence after allegations of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use and sex trafficking.
April 11, 2021, 4:11 AM
Matt Gaetz rejects calls to resign
April 11, 2021, 12:43 AM

Matt Gaetz makes public appearance at Trump's club in Doral, Florida

It is the Florida congressman's first public appearance since it was revealed that he's under a federal investigation for alleged sex trafficking.
April 11, 2021, 12:43 AM
Matt Gaetz makes public appearance at Trump's club in Doral, Florida
April 10, 2021, 1:27 AM

House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

The House Ethics Committee said Friday it would open a bipartisan investigation into the wide-ranging allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz.
April 10, 2021, 1:27 AM
House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz
April 10, 2021, 1:19 AM

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Gaetz says he plans to keep his seat.
April 10, 2021, 1:19 AM
April 8, 2021, 10:17 PM

Associate of Matt Gaetz could cooperate with probe as part of plea deal, say prosecutors

An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz who is currently facing sex charges is considering a plea deal that could involve him cooperating with the Gaetz probe, prosecutors said.
April 8, 2021, 10:17 PM
Associate of Matt Gaetz could cooperate with probe as part of plea deal: Prosecutors
April 8, 2021, 10:12 PM

Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors

It's a significant step in the case.
April 8, 2021, 10:12 PM
April 8, 2021, 12:11 AM

Gaetz, under investigation for sex allegations, sought blanket pardon from Trump: Sources

During the final weeks of the Trump administration, Rep. Matt Gaetz asked the White House for a blanket presidential pardon that ultimately was not granted, say sources.
April 8, 2021, 12:11 AM
Gaetz, under investigation for sex allegations, sought pardon from Trump: Sources
April 7, 2021, 11:48 AM

Gaetz reportedly pressured Trump for 'blanket pardon'

The embattled Florida congressman, who is facing a federal investigation for sex allegations, reportedly asked the Trump White House for a blanket presidential pardon.
April 7, 2021, 11:48 AM
Gaetz reportedly pressured Trump for 'blanket pardon'
April 5, 2021, 9:47 PM

Gaetz says he won't resign over 'false' sex allegations

Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz says he will not resign from Congress
April 5, 2021, 9:47 PM
April 3, 2021, 10:27 AM

Sources: Rep. Matt Gaetz is being investigated for possibly paying women for sex

ABC News confirmed a report that that the Justice Department is investigating whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz gave cash or other items of value to multiple women recruited online to sleep with him.
April 3, 2021, 10:27 AM
Sources: Rep. Matt Gaetz is being investigated for possibly  paying women for sex
April 2, 2021, 8:47 PM

Feds looking at alleged payments Rep. Matt Gaetz made to women and online solicitation: Sources

Gaetz previously denied having a relationship with a 17-year-old.
April 2, 2021, 8:47 PM
Feds looking at alleged payments Gaetz made to women and online solicitation: Sources
April 2, 2021, 6:10 PM

Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director resigns amid probe into allegations regarding Gaetz's sexual relationships

Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director Luke Ball resigned amid a federal investigation into allegations regarding Rep. Gaetz's sexual relationships.
April 2, 2021, 6:10 PM
Rep. Gaetz's communications director resigns amid investigation
April 2, 2021, 12:19 PM

New report links Matt Gaetz to alleged cash payments provided to women for sex

The Department of Justice is allegedly looking into if the embattled Florida congressman and another politician gave cash or other items of value to women they had sex with.
April 2, 2021, 12:19 PM
New report links Matt Gaetz to alleged cash payments provided to women for sex
April 1, 2021, 3:08 PM

Rep. Matt Gaetz faces DOJ investigation into sex trafficking allegations

Sources said the Justice Department started investigating claims about whether the Republican congressman had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
April 1, 2021, 3:08 PM
Rep. Matt Gaetz faces DOJ investigation into sex trafficking allegations
April 1, 2021, 10:34 AM

In investigation of Rep. Gaetz's alleged sexual relationship with minor, feds looking beyond Florida, sources say

The federal investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is scrutinizing the congressman's conduct not only in Florida but in other states too, sources tell ABC News.
April 1, 2021, 10:34 AM
Feds looking beyond Florida in investigation of Rep. Gaetz, sources say
April 1, 2021, 10:32 AM

Matt Gaetz's controversial rise to MAGA stardom faces renewed scrutiny amid DOJ probe

Conservative rising star Matt Gaetz finds himself gaining attention he didn't seek, as the Justice Department looks into potential violations of sex trafficking laws.
April 1, 2021, 10:32 AM
Matt Gaetz's controversial rise to MAGA stardom faces scrutiny amid DOJ probe
April 1, 2021, 12:03 AM

Congressman under investigation, claims extortion plot

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz denies having a relationship with a 17-year-old. ABC News' Andrew Dymburt reports.
April 1, 2021, 12:03 AM
Congressman under investigation, claims extortion plot
April 1, 2021, 12:02 AM

Rep. Matt Gaetz denies sexual relationship with teen girl amid DOJ probe

The Florida congressman insisted he’s done nothing wrong and is the victim of an extortion attempt after new reports that the Justice Department was investigating the alleged relationship.
April 1, 2021, 12:02 AM
Rep. Matt Gaetz denies sexual relationship with teen girl amid DOJ probe
April 1, 2021, 12:01 AM

Florida congressman faces allegations of inappropriate relationship

Rep. Matt Gaetz denied a New York Times report that said he is under investigation for an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old two years ago.
April 1, 2021, 12:01 AM
Florida congressman faces allegations of inappropriate relationship