The Justice Department has ended its investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) without any charges, according to the Florida congressman and news reports.
Gaetz’s office said in a statement, according to the Associated Press, “The Department of Justice has confirmed to Congressman Gaetz’s attorneys that their investigation has concluded and that he will not be charged with any crimes.”
Gaetz was being investigated by the DOJ on whether Gaetz and a onetime political ally, Joel Greenberg, had paid underage girls and escorts or offered them gifts in exchange for sex, AP reported. Greenberg pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal and was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.
Gaetz, known as an outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump and a conservative firebrand, has maintained his innocence throughout the investigation. Still, he was attacked viciously by the…