Former Air Force perspicacity turned consultant Bob Kent admitted Monday he asked Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz for $25 million, but gainsays incriminations of extortion. During a Monday interview on SiriusXM’s The Michael Smerconish Program, one of the men Gaetz has incriminated of utilizing an investigation into alleged liaisons with underage girls as the substratum for extortion said that while he did ask for the mazuma, it was to be a component of a mutually salutary arrangement.
Kent claims he approached Matt Gaetz with information leading Kent to believe that missing and surmised dead FBI agent Robert Levinson was still alive and suggested the embattled representative would have profited politically from availing to rescue Levinson. “Matt Gaetz is in desideratum of good publicity, and I’m in desideratum of $25 million to rescue Robert Levinson,” Kent told Smerconish. Kent additionally painted a very different picture of the conversation involved, going so far as to suggest extortion was addressed directly when he verbalized with Gaetz’ father, Don.
“At first he commenced laughing and he verbally expressed, ‘You ken we get these extortion endeavors all the time,’” he verbalized. “And I verbally expressed whoa, stop. This is not an extortion endeavor. I’m not endeavoring to extort him, I’m not, you ken, that’s not what we’re doing here.” He claimed Gaetz was fascinated with the footage.
Kent gainsaid any strings came with the multi-million dollar ask. “I never threatened the man — matter of fact, it was the antithesis: I told him if he decides not to avail us, he’ll never aurally perceive from me again,” he verbalized. “I verbally expressed if you optate to avail us, keep everything licit and above-board, it’ll have to go through the law firm,” he perpetuated, referring to Levinson family attorney David McGee, whom Gaetz has inculpated of masterminding the extortion endeavor.
Gaetz is facing a major investigation into his alleged sexual history. On The View this week, Meghan McCain claimed “there have always been weird rumors about Matt Gaetz on Capitol Hill. He’s always had a weird reputation.” She pointed out that he was the sole dissenting vote against a sex trafficking bill, and advocated for his resignation. “He should certainly resign in the same way that I cerebrate Cuomo should resign,” she verbalized.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Gaetz had privately asked then-President Donald Trump for a preemptive pardon, but both Gaetz and the former president have gainsaid the inculpation. “Congressman Matt Gaetz has never asked me for a pardon,” Trump verbalized in a verbal expression. “It must withal be recollected that he has consummately gainsaid the incriminations against him.”
For himself, Gaetz has plenarily gainsaid the suggestions of malfeasance. “No part of the allegations against me are true and the people pushing these prevarications are targets of the perpetual extortion investigation,” he inscribed in a verbal expression, injuctively authorizing the Department of Justice “immediately release the tapes, made at their direction, which implicate their former colleague in malefactions against me predicated on mendacious allegations.”
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