No charges recommended for teen sex suspect Matt Gaetz

Originally published at: No charges recommended for teen sex suspect Matt Gaetz | Boing Boing

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To recap: Gaetz pal Joel Greenberg gets a nice plea deal on sex trafficking and fraud charges for becoming a witness against Gaetz, but Gaetz walks because Joel Greenberg is a convicted sex trafficker and fraudster and therefore an unreliable witness.

To be fair, though, Gaetz seems to have mastered the Trump playbook: walk away scot-free while your friends and colleagues go to jail on your behalf.

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Proper Mafia style stuff, except usually the mob would reward you for taking one for the team.

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un fucking believable

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Completely unsurprising.

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Ahhhh the two tier justice system in America. Ain’t it swell?

One for those that have and one for those that don’t.

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Freaking hell.

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I see a trend here.

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This reminds me of how John Gotti evaded a racketeering conviction in 1992 because most of the government’s witnesses against him were involved in organized crime (and thus “non-credible”).

ETA: It bears repeating that Even Matt Gaetz thought there was sufficient evidence for prosecutors to charge him with sex crimes, that’s why he asked for a preemptive pardon.

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I was hoping the reason he was not being charged was that he was cooperating with larger investigations. Looks more like he’s just a well connected scumbag.

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This is nothing ore than a trial balloon. The WP cites “sources” i.e. a GOP staffer hoping to get out ahead of the game. The DOJ has Venmo receipts, Greenebrg’s 2 year cooperation, etc.

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I’d like to remind everyone that when you elect me president, I solemnly promise to make sure that Gaetz is buried in a shoebox, along with most of his fascist pals.

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Also, these “career prosecutors” aren’t renowned for leaking like this. Something stinks here.

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Good thing it’s Friday night…

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Jeebus, I know… even if Gaetz weren’t a neo-Nazi pedophile, which he totally is, he’s such a creep he really deserves jail time just for that. I’m hoping someone ignores these recommendations…

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Dear headline: It’s called rape, not sex.

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