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.”
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