There has been a new plot twist in the allegations against Congressman Matt Gaetz controversy.
Former Air Force intelligence turned consultant Bob Kent admitted that he demanded $25 million from the Florida congressman but it was not extortion.
Gaetz has named Kent as one of the men trying to extort him over the investigation into alleged liaisons with underage girls admits he asked for money. During an interview on Sirius XM’s The Michael Smerconish Program, Kent said that he did ask for the money as part of a mutually beneficial aggangement.
Below is a quote from Kent during the interview, and I would love to hear what you think about this one…
“Matt Gaetz is in need of good publicity, and I’m in need of $25 million to rescue Robert Levinson,” Kent told Smerconish.
Kent gave a very different account of the discussion with Gaetz father:
“At first he started laughing and he said, ‘You know we get these extortion attempts all the time,’” he said. “And I said whoa, stop. This is not an extortion attempt. I’m not trying to extort him, I’m not, you know, that’s not what we’re doing here.” He claimed Gaetz was interested in the footage.
Kent claims no strings were attached to the multi-million dollar demand. “I never threatened the man — matter of fact, it was the opposite: I told him if he decides not to help us, he’ll never hear from me again,” he said. “I said if you want to help us, keep everything legal and above-board, it’ll have to go through the law firm,” he continued, referring to Levinson family attorney David McGee, whom Gaetz has accused of running the extortion attempt.
Recently, a New York Times report fell apart after they claimed Gaetz had privately asked then-President Trump for a preemptive pardon. Both Gaetz and the former president have denied the claim. “Congressman Matt Gaetz has never asked me for a pardon,” Trump said in a statement. “It must also be remembered that he has totally denied the accusations against him.”