Rep. Matt Gaetz Reportedly Sought, Preemptive Pardon From Trump.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) made the request
in the waning days of former
President Donald Trump's term, sources reveal.
CNN reports that the request from Gaetz was not
seriously considered because the Trump administration
had ruled out granting presumptive pardons.
According to 'The New York Times,' Gaetz's request
was made after the Justice Department had opened
its investigation into the FL representative.
The ongoing investigation centers on an
alleged sexual relationship Gaetz had with a minor.
and whether or not Gaetz paid for the 17-year-old girl
to cross state lines so that he could continue the
relationship, otherwise known as sex-trafficking.
A statement released by
Trump on Wednesday claims
Gaetz did not ask him for a pardon.
A spokesperson for Gaetz
confirmed the request but
stated it was unrelated to the
Justice Department investigation