Ethics probe into GOP’s Matt Gaetz reportedly reaches a new level (MSNBC)

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    Ethics probe into GOP’s Matt Gaetz reportedly reaches a new level – By Steve Benen (MSNBC) / Jan 24, 2024

    The expectation was that the ethics investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz was nearing its end. New reporting suggests the probe is actually intensifying.

    As if House Republicans weren’t already dealing with failures, divisions, and drama, ABC News reported this week on the latest developments surrounding the ethics investigation into GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida.

    The reopened House ethics probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz continues to ramp up, as the committee in recent weeks has contacted multiple new witnesses as part of its ongoing investigation into the Florida congressman, sources tell ABC News. In recent days, the Republican-led House Ethics Committee has reached out to multiple new witnesses, expanding its contact with individuals who have ties to the initial Justice Department investigation into Gaetz, said sources, who told ABC News that committee investigators have begun conducting interviews.

    According to the report, which has not been independently verified by MSNBC or NBC News, the Ethics Committee’s investigators, in addition to their focus on the congressman’s possible lobbying violations, have also “reached out to witnesses who were questioned as part of the Justice Department’s sex trafficking investigation into the Florida congressman.”

    Gaetz responded to the reporting in a written statement that said, “It’s great to see the Ethics Committee has interests beyond trading stocks. They seem to be quite the unusual whales.”

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