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Comedian Nikki Glaser Burns Matt Gaetz Down With Hilarious NSFW Monologue

Comedian Nikki Glaser was guest host on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday evening, and as part of her monologue she gave her take on prominent American political figures in both parties.

HuffPost reports that Glaser began with failed, one-term former president Donald Trump:

“What can you say about Donald Trump that he hasn’t already heard at this point? Oh, I know! ‘Yes I’d love to have sex with you.'”

Vice President Kamala Harris was next:

“I know we’re having fun right now, but on a serious note I do want to say Kamala Harris is still missing. If you have any information on her whereabouts please contact her parents. They miss her. We don’t, but they do.”

The most biting lines were saved for Republicans in Congress, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC) and Ted Cruz (TX), along with Reps. Matt Gaetz (FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA).

Gaetz got the most brutal (and accurate) roasting, with Glaser noting:

“Look at him: What a ladies’ man, right? No, I’m sorry, I mean, what a child’s man … You’d think he’d have better hair for someone so good at grooming.”

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‘Methodical’ Prosecutor Preparing Airtight Case Against Matt Gaetz – Indictments Expected After Midterms

Despite the legal cloud hanging over him, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) won his primary on Tuesday and will be on the ballot in November. He is also expected to win re-election.

But that victory will likely be pyrrhic, as a new report from The Daily Beast reveals the main federal prosecutor working on the sex trafficking case against Gaetz is being incredibly “methodical” and is expected to unseal any indictments against the congressman after the midterm elections.

Lyle Mazin, a criminal defense attorney who represents a witness in the case, told The Daily Beast that the quiet should not be misconstrued as reluctance on the part of Roger Handberg, a federal prosecutor who led the local team conducting the investigation and now leads the Florida Middle District U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“He’s methodical. He doesn’t let anything go,” Mazin said. “If you’re going after a monster, you have to get it right—especially when you have a bunch of Trump supporters who’ll come after you.”

Indictments and plea deals have already been reached with key figures in the sex trafficking probe, and the person who can do the most damage to Gaetz — former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg, who is known as Gaetz’s “wingman” — continues to provide a road map that investigators are following as they get closer to charging the congressman.

Any charges, however, won’t be filed before the election on November 8:

That day, if it comes, is likely still months off. Two attorneys said prosecutors will take extreme steps to avoid the appearance of interfering with the midterms, and expected any announcements involving Gaetz would likely come several weeks after the November election.

The slow nature of the investigation has frustrated some who are cooperating with prosecutors, though they say they remain optimistic the delay will result in making sure Gaetz pays the price for his alleged crimes:

“We know for a fact that there are dozens of other actors who were involved in drug-fueled sex parties with underage girls and other criminal financial schemes. If at the end of the day only two or three people are held to account by the feds, that would be a real miscarriage of justice and transparency,” said David Bear, an Orlando attorney who has advised several people who would consider themselves victims of Greenberg’s abuse of power while in office.

 

After he was victorious on Tuesday, Gaetz told family and friends he expected to win in November and return to the House where he would be part of a group of “Republicans with a will to fight and a backbone.”

But even if he is re-elected, Gaetz is facing a “fight” that will take a hell of a lot more than backbone and fiery rhetoric to win.

 

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Matt Gaetz Knows He’s ‘Screwed’ Because Trump Refused To Pardon Him: Former FBI Official

On Saturday, we learned that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and longtime Trump protege Roger Stone discussed the matter of a presidential pardon which Stone later received. Gaetz, however, was left begging, meaning that the sexual trafficking investigation of him, along with his role in the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection, could potentially send him to prison for the next 20 years or longer.

And that, according to former FBI official Frank Figliuzzi, must have Gaetz facing the realization that he’s screwed. And Stone could be, too, if he’s tied to the Jan. 6 conspiracy.

Appearing on MSNBC, Figliuzzi noted:

“The larger ramifications here, you know, are hinted at with regard to Stone saying, I’m going to be counting on you and about a dozen others, right? A dozen others? Really? Who are going to lobby the president of the United States on a criminal’s behalf and try to get a pardon for themselves and for you, Roger? It’s a much larger conspiracy than I think even those of us who followed it every day could have imagined.”

Figliuzzi also made a comparison between Trump, his associates, and the mafia:

“You know, the Cosa Nostra, the Italian mafia, translates as, ‘this thing of ours.’ That’s all I keep hearing here. We’re all in this together. I’ve listened to court-authorized wiretaps of mobsters talking to each other and it sounds like this. There’s better food around, by the way, but it sounds just like this. And they’re part of a criminal enterprise, Nicolle. It’s a criminal organization. They know it. They know they’re screwed with regard to legality, and they know the only way out is for the boss to get them out of it.”

But “the boss” is no longer president and has no pardon power. That power, however, could be a major reason Trump wants to run again in 2024. He could pardon everyone who had anything to do with Jan. 6 and also avoid prosecution if he happens to be indicted. It’s a win-win situation for him.

Gaetz, however, does indeed appear to be screwed. And it couldn’t possibly happen to a more deserving person.

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Former Chief Of Staff To Mike Pence Destroys Matt Gaetz: ‘He’ll Be In Prison’ By 2024

Marc Short was chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence from 2019 to 2021, and recently appeared before a grand jury investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S Capitol.

Short is also now a hero to millions for comments he made Monday evening on CNN regarding Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who said disparaging things about Pence at a conservative conference over the weekend.

HuffPost notes that Gaetz slighted Pence by suggesting he would never be president:

During a speech at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, Gaetz told the cheering crowd that “Our America is proudly ultra-MAGA, not some low-energy roadside RINO safari.” (RINO, one of Trump’s favorite terms for Republicans who won’t do his bidding, stands for “Republican in name only.”)

“On that note, let me just say what everybody here knows. Mike Pence will never be president,” Gaetz continued. “Nice guy; not a leader.”

That led Short to tell host Erin Burnett:

“Well, I don’t know if Mike Pence will run for president in 2024,” Short told CNN’s Erin Burnett. “But I don’t think Matt Gaetz will have an impact on that. In fact, I’d be surprised if he was still voting. It’s more likely he’ll be in prison for child sex trafficking by 2024. And I’m actually surprised that Florida law enforcement still allows him to speak to teenage conferences like that. So I’m not too worried about Matt Gaetz, thanks.”

Damn! That burn is going to leave one hell of a scar.

Of course, what Short said is more than likely true, as Gaetz is under investigation for allegedly being involved in the sexual trafficking and statutory rape of an underage girl in his home state of Florida.

Thanks to the testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, we also know that Gaetz sought a pardon from President Donald Trump in the closing days of the administration, partially for his role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol and also for other illegal acts, with Hutchinson noting that Gaetz requested a blanket pardon that would cover “any and all things.”

If convicted of sexually trafficking an underage girl, Gaetz could face life in prison.

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Latest Court Filing Is The Worst Possible News For Matt Gaetz

As Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL) prepares to steer a course for his reelection effort in November, an ominous new court filing in the Sunshine State is certain to have him and his attorneys very worried, as the lead witness against him is making it clear that he is naming names and not leaving anyone out of the rapidly expanding sex trafficking scandal that threatens to send Gaetz to federal prison for the rest of his life.

According to Newsweek, the filing suggests that federal investigators are determined to get to the bottom of not only any alleged crimes Gaetz may have committed, but also those of anyone even remotely associated with him:

Joel Greenberg, an associate of Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, has highlighted his cooperation with numerous investigations ahead of his sentencing for child sex trafficking crimes being set.

Greenberg is facing 12 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to six federal crimes, including sex trafficking of a child, identity theft, stalking, wire fraud, and conspiracy to bribe a public official.

Prior to his sentencing date, Greenberg’s lawyer filed a motion on Tuesday asking a judge for permission to submit additional information to the court under seal related to his cooperation in other criminal investigations.

Of special concern to Gaetz and others in his orbit is this line from Greenberg’s attorney, Fritz Scheller:

“Pursuant to his plea agreement with the Government and to mitigate the significant penalties he faces, Mr. Greenberg has been cooperating with federal prosecutors in active investigations currently being conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida and the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. as well as in other jurisdictions.”

The “other jurisdictions” reference is certain to send a chill up the spine of Gaetz and anyone who has been associated with him over the past few years because it suggests the investigation could wind up ensnaring other members of Congress who have even tangential ties to Gaetz.

Greenberg alleges that he and Gaetz had sex with multiple underage girls who were then given cash or gifts in exchange. Since they also allegedly took those girls across state lines, they committed the federal crime of sexually trafficking minors. The penalty for that offense can be as severe as life imprisonment.