Trump ally Matt Gaetz says he faces federal investigation ‘regarding sexual conduct’

Florida Republican congressman says he has never had sexual relationship with underage girl

Matt Gaetz, a prominent Republican in Congress and a close ally of Donald Trump, said on Tuesday he was being investigated by the justice department over a former relationship but denied any criminal wrongdoing.

Gaetz, who represents parts of western Florida, told Axios that his lawyers were informed that he was the subject of an investigation “regarding sexual conduct with women” but that he was not a target of the inquiry. He denied that he ever had a relationship with any underage girls and said the allegations against him were “as searing as they are false”.

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