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1 month ago

House Ethics Committee probes Rep. Matt Gaetz's alleged sexual misconduct

ABC News investigative reporter Olivia Rubin discusses new details about the House Ethics Committee's investigation into Republican congressman Matt Gaetz.
1 month ago
VIDEO: The House Ethics Committee probes Rep. Matt Gaetz's alleged sexual misconduct
1 month ago

Witness tells House Ethics Committee that Gaetz paid her for sex: Sources

The committee has interviewed at least half a dozen women who were witnesses in a DOJ sex trafficking probe.
1 month ago
 Rep. Matt Gaetz looks on during a news conference about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) transparency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2023.
1 month ago

Witness tells House Ethics Committee that Matt Gaetz paid her for sex: Sources

The committee has interviewed at least half a dozen women who were witnesses in the DOJ case.
1 month ago
The committee has interviewed at least half a dozen women who were witnesses in the DOJ case.
1 month ago

New details on House ethics probe of Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz

The House ethics committee is continuing to probe allegations that Gaetz "engaged in sexual misconduct and illicit drug use" and that he "sought to obstruct government investigations of his conduct."
1 month ago
VIDEO: New details on House ethics probe of Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz
1 month ago

AG Garland spars with Congressman Matt Gaetz

Attorney General Merrick Garland says that Republican members of the committee are attacking him and the Justice Department for political reasons.
1 month ago
VIDEO: AG Garland spars with Congressman Matt Gaetz
3 months ago

Matt Gaetz attended 2017 party where minor and drugs were present, statement claims

The House Ethics Committee is questioning witnesses about allegations that Rep. Matt Gaetz used illicit drugs as a member of Congress, multiple sources tell ABC News.
3 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz walks past reporters as he leaves a House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S Capitol, on April 10, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
3 months ago

Gaetz's deposition in civil defamation case moved to June: Sources

Rep. Matt Gaetz's deposition in a civil defamation case brought by a longtime friend has been moved to June after initially being set for April 5, sources tell ABC News.
3 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz speaks during the testimony of Special Counsel Robert Hur before a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, Mar. 12, 2024.
4 months ago

Gaetz subpoenaed in defamation suit by woman he allegedly had sex with as minor

Rep. Matt Gaetz has been served a subpoena to sit for a deposition in a civil lawsuit that involves allegations he had sex with a 17-year old-girl, sources tell ABC News.
4 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz asks questions during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 13, 2023.
4 months ago

Matt Gaetz subpoenaed in defamation suit by woman he allegedly had sex with as minor

The Florida congressman could be asked under oath about the allegations involving an underage woman.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Matt Gaetz subpoenaed in defamation suit by woman he allegedly had sex with as minor
5 months ago

House Ethics Committee issues subpoena for testimony of Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend

The House Ethics Committee has issued a subpoena for the testimony of a former girlfriend of Rep. Matt Gaetz as part of an ongoing investigation.
5 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz is shown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 6, 2024.
5 months ago

Ex-Matt Gaetz associate cooperating in House Ethics investigation: Sources

Joel Greenberg, a one-time close friend of Rep. Matt Gaetz, is cooperating with the House Ethics Committee probe into the Florida congressman, sources tell ABC News.
5 months ago
Former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel in September 2019, during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Fla.
6 months ago

House Ethics Committee contacts Gaetz's ex as part of ongoing investigation: Source

The House Ethics Committee has reached out to a former girlfriend of Rep. Matt Gaetz seeking an interview amid the committee's ongoing investigation, a source said.
6 months ago
U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) greets supporters at the New Hampshire campaign headquarters of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the New Hampshire presidential primary election in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. January 21, 2024.  REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi
6 months ago

House investigators probing Rep. Matt Gaetz contact ex-associate: Sources

House investigators probing Rep. Matt Gaetz have reached out to Joel Greenberg, a one-time close friend of Gaetz who pleaded guilty to federal charges, sources say.
6 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz greets supporters at the New Hampshire campaign headquarters of former President Donald Trump in Manchester, NH, Jan. 21, 2024.
9 months ago

Who is Matt Gaetz, the Republican who toppled a speaker?

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., succeeded Tuesday where no Republican has before: He nearly single handedly ousted a sitting House speaker.
9 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz walks away from the Capitol after his motion to vacate the chair of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy succeeded by a vote of 216-210 in Washington, Oct. 3, 2023.
9 months ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz gives remarks after House votes to remove McCarthy as speaker

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz delivers his remarks after the historic removal of Kevin McCarthy as House speaker.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Rep. Matt Gaetz gives remarks after House votes to remove McCarthy as speaker
10 months ago

Matt Gaetz moves to oust Kevin McCarthy as speaker, setting up dramatic vote

Matt Gaetz has introduced a motion to remove Kevin McCarthy from the House speakership, setting up a dramatic vote over the future of the chamber's Republican majority
10 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz speaks to the press outside the Capitol in Washington, Sept. 30, 2023.
10 months ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz vows to force vote to unseat McCarthy as House Speaker

Hard-line Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz on Monday continued to tease introducing a motion to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy over his moves to avert a government shutdown.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Rep. Matt Gaetz vows to force vote to unseat McCarthy as House Speaker
10 months ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz threatens to introduce motion to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy

ABCNL’s Jay O’Brien breaks down Republican infighting over House Speaker
10 months ago
VIDEO: Rep. Matt Gaetz threatens to introduce motion to oust House Speaker Kevin McCarthy
1 year ago

Woman arrested for allegedly throwing wine at Matt Gaetz

Florida woman arrested for throwing wine at Matt Gaetz
1 year ago
Selena Chambers in a police photo.
1 year ago

DOJ to drop charges against Gaetz: Attorneys

Lawyers for U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said the Justice Department ended its investigation into a sex trafficking case.
1 year ago
VIDEO: DOJ to drop charges against Gaetz: Attorneys
1 year ago

DOJ won't charge Gaetz in sex-trafficking probe

The DOJ has informed lawyers representing witnesses that it will not bring charges against Rep. Matt Gaetz after a sex-trafficking probe into the Florida congressman.
1 year ago
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a business meeting prior to a hearing on U.S. southern border security on Capitol Hill, Feb. 1, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
2 years ago

Defense secretary, Rep. Matt Gaetz argue over military capability

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had a fiery exchange with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., at a House Armed Services budget hearing.
2 years ago
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had a fiery exchange with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., at a House Armed Services budget hearing.
2 years ago

Gaetz's fundraising dips as sex trafficking investigation intensifies

As the probe into possible sex trafficking allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz continues, new financial filings show his campaign's fundraising has been dwindling.
2 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz listens during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill, June 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
2 years ago

Possible witness in sex trafficking probe involving Gaetz takes plea

Possible witness in sex trafficking probe involving Matt Gaetz takes plea.
2 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz speaks at a news conference on Republican lawmakers' response to the anniversary of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 6, 2022, in Washington, DC.
3 years ago

Gaetz's ex-girlfriend spotted entering courthouse where grand jury is meeting

Rep. Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend was seen entering a courthouse where sources say a grand jury is conducting a sex trafficking investigation involving the congressman.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz speaks at a news conference on Republican lawmakers' response to the anniversary of the January 6th protest, Jan. 6, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
3 years ago

Ex-Gaetz associate agrees to pay county nearly $2M in restitution

Former tax collector Joel Greenberg, a one-time associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, has reached an agreement to pay back Seminole County over $1.8 million in restitution.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz questions U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland at a House Judiciary Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol, Oct. 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.
3 years ago

DOJ adds 2 top prosecutors to Matt Gaetz investigation, sources say

Two top DOJ prosecutors were added several months ago to the ongoing federal probe examining sex trafficking allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz, two sources said.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz questions Attorney General Merrick Garland during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill, Oct. 21, 2021.
3 years ago

Judge agrees to delay sentencing of former Gaetz associate as cooperation continues

A judge has agreed to delay the sentencing of former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg as Greenberg cooperates with the probe into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz questions General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin during a House Armed Services Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 2021.
3 years ago

Gaetz associate providing feds intel as probe into congressman continues: Sources

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz's one-time wingman has been steadily providing investigators with potential evidence that could implicate Gaetz in a federal probe, sources say.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz addresses supporters at a Matt Gaetz Florida Man Freedom Tour event at the Hilton Melbourne Beach, July 31, 2021, in Indialantic, Fla.
3 years ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz paying former Epstein lawyer amid sex trafficking investigation

A new campaign finance report shows how the Florida congressman is spending funds he raised amid the scandal.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Rep. Matt Gaetz paying former Epstein lawyer amid sex trafficking investigation
3 years ago

Gaetz campaign paying former Epstein lawyer amid sex trafficking investigation

As Rep. Matt Gaetz faces a probe into alleged sex trafficking, a campaign disclosure shows how the congressman is spending the funds that he's raised amid the scandal.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz speaks during the Save America rally at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in Sarasota, Fla., July 3, 2021.
3 years ago

As Gaetz investigation ramps up, feds probe into Central Florida: Sources

The federal probe into sex trafficking allegations involving GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has engulfed the tight-knit Central Florida political scene, sources tell ABC News.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz listens as FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill, June 10, 2021, in Washington.
3 years ago

Former ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz pleads guilty to federal sex trafficking crimes

Former federal prosecutor Robert Mintz explains how the development could bring further scrutiny to the GOP Florida congressman.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Former ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz pleads guilty to federal sex trafficking crimes
3 years ago

Gaetz ally pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

A former associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, pleaded guilty to six of the nearly three dozen charges he faced. He admitted he paid at least one underage girl to have sex with him and others.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Gaetz ally pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges
3 years ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz associate to plead guilty in sex trafficking case

Joel Greenberg is expected to plead guilty to six federal crimes, including sex trafficking a minor. As part of his plea deal, Greenberg has agreed to cooperate with federal investigators.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Rep. Matt Gaetz associate to plead guilty in sex trafficking case
3 years ago

Associate of Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty to multiple charges

Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector, is set to plead guilty to six federal crimes including sex trafficking of a minor.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Associate of Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty to multiple charges
3 years ago

Associate of Congressman Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty in federal court

Joel Greenberg, a former Florida county tax collector and close friend of Gaetz, is set to plead guilty to six federal crimes, including sex trafficking of a minor.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Associate of Congressman Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty in federal court
3 years ago

Gaetz ally expected to plead guilty, cooperate with feds in sex-trafficking probe

A one-time close ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz will plead guilty to multiple federal crimes including sex trafficking of a minor and has agreed to cooperate with investigators.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz listens during a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 27, 2021.
3 years ago

Matt Gaetz rejects calls to resign

The embattled Florida congressman maintains his innocence after allegations of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use and sex trafficking.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Matt Gaetz rejects calls to resign
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Matt Gaetz makes public appearance at Trump's club in Doral, Florida
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
Congressman Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks at a "Women for American First" event Friday, April 9, 2021, in Doral, Fla.
3 years ago

Associate of Matt Gaetz could cooperate with probe as part of plea deal: 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.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz listens during a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 27, 2021.
3 years ago

Gaetz, under investigation for sex allegations, sought 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.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz accompanies President Donald Trump to Game 5 of the World Series baseball in Washington, Oct. 27, 2019.
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Gaetz reportedly pressured Trump for 'blanket pardon'
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Sources: Rep. Matt Gaetz is being investigated for possibly  paying women for sex
3 years ago

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

Gaetz previously denied having a relationship with a 17-year-old.
3 years ago
In this Feb. 26, 2021, file photo Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla.
3 years ago

Rep. Gaetz's communications director resigns amid investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director Luke Ball resigned amid a federal investigation into allegations regarding Rep. Gaetz's sexual relationships.
3 years ago
Representative Matt Gaetz, (R-FL), speaks during a hearing in the Rayburn House office Building on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., July 29, 2020.
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: New report links Matt Gaetz to alleged cash payments provided to women for sex
3 years ago

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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Rep. Matt Gaetz faces DOJ investigation into sex trafficking allegations
3 years ago

Feds looking beyond Florida in investigation of Rep. Gaetz, 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.
3 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz boards Air Force One in Orlando, Fla., on March 9, 2020.