Rep. Matt Gaetz, R.-Fla., who has vowed to combat allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to him, took to Twitter late Sunday to problem a NCS report that he was denied a meeting with former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
“This is a total lie. I am on a pre-planned vacation with my fiancée. I was welcomed at Trump Doral days ago. No such meeting was denied nor sought,” he tweeted. He known as out the article’s “unnamed sources” and asked the community when he may anticipate a retraction.
The NCS report cited “two people familiar with the matter” who mentioned aides of the previous president denied a request from Gaetz and urged Trump to keep away from getting concerned within the scandal. The report included a press release from a Gaetz spokesman denying the congressman requested a meeting this previous week.
NCS didn’t reply to Fox News’ requests for remark.
Gaetz has been a longtime Trump ally and supporter.
Jason Miller, a detailed aide to Trump, known as the NCS report “complete fake news.”
“No such scheduling or meeting request was ever made, and therefore, it could never have been declined. Take note that this story has zero on-the-record sources. It’s literally made-up,” he added
He additionally demanded a full retraction.
Gaetz is being investigated for his potential involvement in intercourse trafficking, The New York Times has reported, in addition to allegations of funds to girls for intercourse. The sex-trafficking investigation has stemmed from allegations that he paid a 17-year-old woman to fly throughout state strains for sexual relations.
Gaetz employed a authorized crew to combat the “unfounded allegations” in opposition to him because the Justice Department has investigated sex-trafficking allegations involving underage women. So far, no fees have been filed in opposition to him.
“Matt has always been a fighter,” a spokesperson for Gaetz mentioned in a press release to Fox News on Friday.
Gaetz mentioned Friday, “The smears against me range from just distortions of my personal life to wild – and I mean wild – conspiracy theories. I won’t be intimidated by a lying media, and I won’t be extorted by a former DOJ official and the crooks he is working with. The truth will prevail.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.