Two staffers quit after Matt Gaetz’s ‘”sex trafficker pal” paid PORN star and 2 women $900 to sleep with congressman’

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TWO staffers have left Rep Matt Gaetz’s office after news of the sex-trafficking probe and Venmo scandal surfaced, reports say.

Gaetz’s Legislative Director Devin Murphy reportedly resigned last Friday after the congressman allegedly gave $900 to his accused sex trafficer pal, who then transferred the money to a porn star and two other women.

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Two staffers have reportedly left Rep Matt Gaetz’s office[/caption]

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He allegedly gave friend Joel Greenberg $900 which was then forwarded on to three women[/caption]

Murphy’s reported departure came just hours after Gaetz’s communications director, Luke Ball, also resigned, reported the New York Times.

He supposedly told associates that his work for Gaetz had become similar to working at tabloid publication TMZ rather than creating serious legislation.

The Times noted that Murphy’s LinkedIn page said he left his position this month. 

The senior aides quit abruptly in the last week as calls for the 38-year-old congressman to resign mounted. 

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Nathan Nelson previously denied having quit from Gaetz’s office[/caption]

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Gaetz is a prominent Trump ally[/caption]

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Gaetz is being investigated over an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old[/caption]

On Friday, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger became the first GOP congressman to say he had to leave office. 

“Matt Gaetz needs to resign,” Kinzinger tweeted

Yet Gaetz, a Trump ally, has vowed to remain in office even after the departure of two of his most prominent members of staff in Washington DC. 

The conservative from Florida faced yet another setback on Thursday when a key ally involved in the scandal, Joel Greenberg, told a court that he is likely to plead guilty. 

It indictates that Greenberg could cooperate with investigators exploring whether he and Gaetz fell foul of federal sex-trafficking laws.

Greenberg, the former Seminole County tax collector, is in jail facing 33 indictments, including the sex-trafficking allegations. 

Both men are subject to a probe being conducted by the Justice Department into whether they paid women for sex and had sex with a 17-year-old girl in exchange for something of value.

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Gaetz’s pal Joel Greenberg is likely to cooperate with investigators for a deal, reports say[/caption]

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Venmo users have been trolling the Congressman over the allegations[/caption]

Gaetz may have violated sex traveling and prostitution laws for paying her to travel with him. 

The age of consent in Florida is 18. 

On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Gaetz and Greenberg made payments to young women they were meeting up with using Venmo.

Gaetz allegedly made a late night $900 payment to Greenberg using the app in May 2018, with Greenberg then splitting up that payment between three women.

The outlet reported that Greenberg then sent the women — one of whom is now a porn star — payments labeled “tuition” and “school.”

None of the three women in question were under the age of consent in Florida at the time. 

However, the Daily Beast reported that the woman who now works in the porn industry had just turned 18.

The Florida representative reportedly named one of the women when he sent the cash over to Greenberg.

Other allegations include that he and Greenberg would pay sugar babies for drug-fueled romps, and that he and other Florida lawmakers played a “Harry Potter game” where points were allotted for sleeping with different women.

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Gaetz is engaged to Ginger Luckey[/caption]

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Women who work for Gaetz described him as a ‘principled and morally grounded leader’ in a statement on Thursday[/caption]

After the Daily Beast published the story, Gaetz retweeted a post that claimed the outlet refused to include his statement on the new allegations — in which Gaetz dismissed the story as “rumors” and “gossip.”

Gaetz has denied all the allegations made against him and has not been charged with any crimes. 

“Matt Gaetz has never paid for sex,” his office said in a statement.

“Matt Gaetz refutes all the disgusting allegations completely. Matt Gaetz has never ever been on any such websites whatsoever. Matt Gaetz cherishes the relationships in his past and looks forward to marrying the love of his life.”

He claims that the probe is part of a $25million extortion plot by a former DOJ official and accused the FBI of threatening Greenberg. 

The Florida Rep has also claimed that the rumors about him are being perpetuated by those who dislike him in DC.

He said that the allegations are coming out because he has made it clear that he “loathes the swamp and fights both sides of it on a daily basis,” in a column published in the Washington Examiner earlier this week.

The big-time Donald Trump supporter then compared politicians to the mob, coming after him for creating problems for important members.

“Yes, just like the mafia, the D.C. swamp protects its ‘made men,’” he continued.


On Thursday, his office issued a statement from women who work for him that described him as a “principled and morally grounded leader.”

“At no time has any one of us experienced or witnessed anything less than the utmost professionalism and respect,” it said. 

“No hint of impropriety. No ounce of untruthfulness.”

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