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Sat Sep 17, 2022, 12:06 PM

Gaetz sought pardon related to Justice Department sex trafficking probe

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) told a former White House aide that he was seeking a preemptive pardon from President Donald Trump regarding an investigation in which he is a target, according to testimony given to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Johnny McEntee, according to people familiar with his testimony, told investigators that Gaetz told him during a brief meeting “that they are launching an investigation into him or that there’s an investigation into him,” without specifying who was investigating Gaetz.

McEntee added that Gaetz told him “he did not do anything wrong but they are trying to make his life hell, and you know, if the president could give him a pardon, that would be great.” Gaetz told McEntee that he had asked White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for a pardon.

[link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/17/matt-gaetz-pardon-sex-trafficking-probe/|

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Sat Sep 17, 2022, 12:14 PM

1. It's been nearly two years since he sought that pardon, and he still hasn't been charged...

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Sat Sep 17, 2022, 12:17 PM

2. Accepting a pardon is an admission of guilt--can't get pardoned

for a crime you're not guilty of. Ergo, asking for a pardon is an admission of guilt before even being charged.

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