Former Matt Gaetz staffer says sex trafficking claims are ‘baseless’

Former Matt Gaetz staffer says sex trafficking claims are ‘baseless’


A former staffer for Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said Monday that the FBI has questioned him about the embattled congressman’s sex trafficking scandal — but blasted the allegations against the Republican as “baseless.”

Nathan Nelson, Gaetz’s former military affairs director who resigned last October, was grilled by the FBI on Wednesday — a day after allegations against Gaetz came to light.

“[Two FBI agents] told me that members of the media reached out to them asserting that I had previous knowledge of Congressman Gaetz’s involvement in illegal activities,” Nelson said during a press conference outside his home in the Florida Panhandle. “They asserted because of that knowledge, I resigned my position as the director of military affairs.”

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Nelson said his resignation had nothing to do with Gaetz’s alleged misconduct.

“I’m here this morning to state that nothing could be further from the truth. Neither I nor any other member of Congressman Gaetz’s staff had any knowledge of illegal

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