What we are learning more and more in the age of Donald Trump as a political leader is that he and his lawmaker supporters are far more honest and transparent than their Democratic detractors — and that they have to be, because the deck is stacked against them.
Everyone with an IQ above warm water knows that Republicans face far more scrutiny by the mainstream media and the deep state than Democrats do, so they must be squeaky clean and transparent. That is doubly true for any GOP lawmaker who is allied with the most successful, wrongly impeached president in the history of our country.
Matt Gaetz, a GOP lawmaker from Florida and a big supporter of the president, is one of those figures targeted by the powers that be for his allegiance to Trump. Reports surfaced earlier this year that Gaetz was under federal investigation for allegedly transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of sex — that is, sex trafficking.
Gaetz denied it vehemently and blamed the charges on the partisan political nature of the deep state; thus far, we have no reason to doubt him and every reason to believe him given what those people did to the former president while he was in the Oval Office.
He also explained at the time, as much as his lawyer would allow him to, that he and his father were being extorted by someone over the entire ordeal for $25 million, which none of his political opponents believed.
Now, word comes that Gaetz was the one telling the truth the entire time.
Politico has more details about the plot:
A Florida developer and fraud convict was arrested Tuesday on a charge that he tried to extort $25 million from the father of Rep. Matt Gaetz in exchange for a presidential pardon that would shut down a high-profile, criminal sex-trafficking investigation into the Republican congressman.
Stephen Alford, 62, of Fort Walton Beach, was indicted on charges of wire fraud and destruction of property subject to a seizure warrant.
According to the indictment, in March and April, Alford tried to pressure Gaetz’s father, Don, who is quite wealthy, into paying the large sum of money as part of a complex scheme known as “Project Homecoming,” Politico reported.
The plot would have provided money for a behind-the-scenes operation to rescue a former FBI agent, Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran in 2007. Last year, U.S. officials said they believed that Levinson was arrested by the Iranian regime and later perished behind bars, but Iran, of course, has denied that it ever held him. His body has not been found.
The indictment further states that Alford told Don Gaetz, a former Florida Senate leader, he could “guarantee” that one of his family members would not be sent to prison if the money he demanded was paid. In March, Don Gaetz told the outlet that he agreed to wear a wire at the FBI’s request; many of the quotes and details that are contained in the indictment are from the recorded discussions with Alford.
The indictment lists a trio of additional anonymous people; “Family Member A” is Matt Gaetz.
In a statement, a spokesman for Rep. Gaetz, Harlan Hill, lambasted the “baseless allegations about” the congressman while linking them to what he described as Alford’s “extortion attempt.” In referencing the indictment, Hill said Alford “wasn’t acting alone.”
“The release of the Alford tapes will further exculpate Rep. Gaetz and implicate those with long-standing links to the federal government,” Hill added.
Donald Trump endured the most relentless assault by the deep state any president has experienced in the history of our republic, simply because he put America before the globalists’ special interests.
It’s not surprising that his allies have been subjected to the same kind of harassment.