Former federal prosecutor David McGee was accused by Rep. Matt Gaetz of extortion this evening on the Tucker Carlson Show on FOX News.
We reported moments ago on the bizarre story that started earlier in the day at The New York Times.
The NY Times released a report claiming that Rep. Matt Gaetz from Florida was being investigated for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl a couple years ago. Gaetz then went on Tucker’s FOX News Show where he claimed the following:
Rep. Matt Gaetz: What is happening is an extortion of me and my family involving a former Department of Justice official. On March 16th, my father got a text message demanding a meeting wherein a person demanded $25 million in exchange for making horrible sex trafficking allegations of me go away. Our family was so troubled by that we went to the local FBI and the FBI and the Department of Justice were so concerned about this, that they asked my dad to wear a wire. Which he did with the former Department of Justice official. Tonight I am demanding that the Department of Justice and the FBI release the audio recordings that were made under their supervision and at their direction which will prove me innocence. These allegations are true and they were meant to bleed my family. This former Department of Justice official tomorrow was supposed to be contacted by my father so that specific instructions could be given regarding the wiring of $4.5 million as a down payment on this bribe. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that tonight somehow The New York Times is leaking this information, smearing me and ruining the investigation.
Tucker Carlson: …First of all, who is this Department of Justice former employee who is trying to extort the money from you.
Rep. Gaetz: His name is David McGee… He currently works at the Beggs and Lane law firm.
BOOM! Matt Gaetz DEMANDS FBI, DOJ to Release Recording of former DOJ Official Threatening His Family with Extortion – Alleged Former DOJ Official Implicated and Named! (VIDEO)
We did some research on Mr. McGee and discovered that he received a number of accommodations in 1996 on his record but none since:
Honors and AwardsOutstanding Service Award – U.S. Department of Justice (1996)Outstanding Service Award – U.S. Marshall’s Service (1996)Special Commendation from the Director of the FBI (1988)Certificate of Appreciation – U.S. Secret Service (1996)Certificate of Appreciation – U.S. Treasury Service (1996)
Also of note is that Mr. McGee was involved in a high-profile case in the past.
McGee represented Iranian kidnapping victim and former Florida FBI agent Robert Levinson. the Florida Phoenix reported:
U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly has ordered the
Source: The Gateway Pundit