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Future Former Congressman Matt Gaetz Left the Stupidest Breadcrumb Trail

Embattled soon-to-be ex-Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz left an easily-traceable financial paper trail between himself and his indicted wingman Joel Greenberg, thus lowering himself even deeper into the scalding cauldron of legal soup which is boiling beneath his feet.

Matt Gaetz endorsed man accused of child sex trafficking
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Gaetz is under investigation by the United States Department of Justice for participating in a sex trafficking ring involving young girls and clandestine travel.

On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that the criminally incompetent Gaetz “sent his friend, the accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg, $900″ in May of 2018. “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.”

Amazingly, the transfers were public.

“The memo field for the first of Gaetz’s transactions to Greenberg was titled ‘Test.’ In the second, the Florida GOP congressman wrote ‘hit up ___,'” wrote The Daily Beast.

“But instead of a blank,” it continued, “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.’

Hang on, it gets worse:

The Daily Beast examined these records as a scandal, rooted in a criminal case against Greenberg, engulfs Gaetz.

Additionally, the news outlet noted:

Gaetz and Greenberg are both connected through Venmo to this then-18-year-old woman 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 strike a plea deal, likely meaning he plans to cooperate with investigators. 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.

Tick tock, Matt. Tick tock.



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