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NEW: Trump Says Matt Gaetz Never Asked Him For a Pardon

April 7, 2021

President Trump on Wednesday said Rep. Matt Gaetz never asked him for a pardon in response to another New York Times hit piece on the Florida lawmaker.

“Congressman Matt Gaetz has never asked me for a pardon. It must also be remembered that he has totally denied the accusations against him,” Trump said in a statement Wednesday morning.

Last month the New York Times rolled out a hit piece on Gaetz based on a selective leak from the corrupt Justice Department.

The New York Times published a hit piece on Matt Gaetz saying the Florida Congressman was under investigation for dating a 17-year-old girl.

Gaetz told Tucker Carlson that former DOJ official David McGee was trying to extort him and his family.

“What is happening is extortion of me and my family involving a former Department of Justice official.” Gaetz told Tucker last week. “On March 16th, my father got a text message demanding a meeting wherein a person demanded $25 million in exchange for making horrible sex trafficking allegations of me go away. Our family was so troubled by that we went to the local FBI and the FBI and the Department of Justice were so concerned about this, that they asked my dad to wear a wire. Which he did with the former Department of Justice official.”



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