An effort from the Gaetz team to help clear the Congressman’s name on Monday fell flat. The Congressman’s office promoted a press conference featuring ex-Gaetz staff member Nathan Nelson, who denied claims that he left employment at the Congressman’s office because of learning of illegal activity that Gaetz had allegedly perpetrated — but Nelson brazenly admitted that he did not actually have any particular evidence for his theory that the ongoing federal investigation into the Congressman is running on false pretenses. Instead, he basically presented a hunch — and that’s it.
"I'm not here to provide any degree of evidence in support of Congressman Gaetz, only to discredit these baseless allegations," Nathan Nelson, Gaetz's former military affairs aide, says at a presser.
"I don't have any specific knowledge on the investigation or any of the facts."
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) April 5, 2021
Nelson admitted that he had no “specific knowledge” of “any of the facts that are involved with the investigation” — and yet somehow, he and the Gaetz team apparently wanted observers to take him seriously.
‘Neither I nor any other member of Congressman Gaetz’s staff had any knowledge of illegal activities… This baseless claim against me leaves me further convinced that the allegations against Congressman Gaetz are likewise fabricated, and merely an attempt to discredit a very vocal conservative… I’m not here to provide any degree of evidence in support of Congressman Gaetz, only to discredit these baseless allegations… I don’t have any specific knowledge on the investigation or any of the facts that are involved with the investigation.’
Check out his bizarre comments below:
Did Nelson — who the FBI apparently interviewed last week — hear himself? How did he expect to be taken seriously when he himself admitted that he didn’t even have any “specific knowledge” of “any of the facts”? It is utterly ridiculous for Nelson to insist that the investigation into Gaetz is “baseless” while admitting that he doesn’t even know the “facts” of the investigation. How does he know that it’s baseless?
Gaetz is under federal investigation over issues including potential child sex trafficking and potentially paying women for sex in possible violation of federal anti-prostitution provisions. Gaetz has claimed that the allegations against him are connected to a supposed extortion plot against his family, having insisted that someone demanded $25 million from the Gaetz family to help the investigation into the Congressman draw to a close — but by his own telling, this supposed plot got going well after reports state that the federal criminal investigation actually began.