Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is unlikely to face charges for allegedly trafficking a 17-year-old girl because of advice from career prosecutors and credibility issues with a witness, a report Friday said.
Sources told the Washington Post that Department of Justice superiors have been advised against moving the case forward.
The allegations claim from an investigation that began in 2020 over claims Gaetz, now 40, was involved with a 17-year-old girl years earlier and paid for sex.
Investigators zoned in on a trip to the Bahamas in 2018 where Gaetz was with several women, and were looking to determine whether he violated trafficking laws.
Married Gatez insists it never happened and the only time he had sex with a 17-year-old girl was when he was 17.
He has dismissed the investigation as a ‘witch hunt’ and his lawyers have said they have seen ‘no credible basis’ for charges.
More evidence could emerge in the case but it is rare for such advice from within the Department of Justice to be…