An investigation into the congressman was opened during the final months of the Trump administration.
According to the report, which cited”three people briefed on the matter,” Gaetz is also being investigated over whether or not he violated federal sex trafficking legislation. He supposedly may have paid for a 17-year-old to journey with him.
The investigation is part of a continuing case against former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg, who became the first Florida official to declare he would take bitcoin for tax payments in 2018. Greenberg was arrested last June on sex trafficking and privacy violation charges.
Gaetz said on Twitter the allegations are not true, which he and his household were”victims of a coordinated criminal extortion between a former U.S. Department of Justice official.
“I need the DOJ instantly release the tapes, made in their direction, which implicate their former colleague in crimes against me based on false allegations,” he said.
The research into the congressman was started during the final months of the government of former President Donald Trump by Attorney General William P. Barr.
A agent for Gaetz did not immediately return a request for comment. Gaetz told the Times he was aware of a diagnosis, but he suggested he wasn’t aware of any wrongdoing.
“I just know it has to do with girls.