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House opens ethics investigation into Florida Republican Matt Gaetz

The probe will look at allegations of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use and displaying images of nude women on the House floor
  • Apr 9, 2021

Gaetz associate likely to strike plea deal with prosecutors in sex trafficking case

A prosecutor and a lawyer for Joel Greenberg revealed in court Thursday that they are having plea discussions, a potentially ominous sign for the congressman if his associate ultimately cooperates with prosecutors in a bid for leniency.
  • Apr 8, 2021

One officer dead after car rams Capitol barricade; suspect fatally shot by police, officials say

The incident on Friday comes less than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection.
  • Apr 2, 2021

Gaetz is said to have boasted of his ‘access to women’ provided by friend charged in sex-trafficking case

Authorities are investigating whether the Republican congressman’s own sexual activity violated federal law.
  • Apr 2, 2021

Gaetz investigation complicated by overture to his father about ex-FBI agent who went missing

Facing a sex-crimes investigation, the Republican congressman has insisted his family is being extorted.
  • Mar 31, 2021

Rep. Matt Gaetz faces Justice Dept. investigation over alleged relationship with teen girl

The investigation has been complicated by the congressman’s assertion that his family is being extorted.
  • Mar 30, 2021
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Scamming pandemic relief

How scammers raked in millions of dollars in pandemic relief fraud schemes. Advice for vaccinated parents about what to do with their unvaccinated kids. And, what we know about the origin of the coronavirus.
  • Mar 30, 2021

Justice Dept. has charged 474 people with trying to steal more than $569 million in covid-related fraud schemes

Scammers have targeted the trillions of dollars made available in government aid programs.
  • Mar 26, 2021

Conservative platform Parler says it warned FBI of ‘specific threats of violence’ ahead of Capitol riot

The company asserted in a letter to Congress that it flagged dozens of threatening posts on its platform to the bureau leading up to Jan. 6.
  • Mar 25, 2021

Army initially pushed to deny District’s request for National Guard before Jan. 6

In a draft memo, the Army argued the U.S. military shouldn’t be needed unless more than 100,000 demonstrators were expected and all other federal resources had been exhausted.
  • Mar 16, 2021