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    House Ethics Probe Into Matt Gaetz ‘Zeroes In’ on Sex Trafficking

    As a House Ethics probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz heats up, investigators are zeroing in on the sex trafficking allegations against him, multiple sources told The Daily Beast.

    Staffers on the Ethics Committee have been reaching out to alleged witnesses to potential sex crimes, according to two sources familiar with the Ethics probe. And the panel has also been trying to obtain records from the Department of Justice related to its investigation into Gaetz, according to one of those sources.

    Prosecutors announced they decided against charging Gaetz in February 2023, following a 30-month investigation into allegations that the congressman paid to have sex with a minor who was half his age in 2017.

    Just before publication of this report, CNN reported that the Ethics Committee had reached out to the woman Gaetz allegedly had sex with when she was underage.

    The Ethics panel has made contact and requested meetings with these witnesses, but sources wouldn’t confirm if any interviews had already occurred.

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    This article was originally published on The Daily Beast and partially republished here, with permission.

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