Gaetz Sex Probe Suddenly Threatens a Speedy Washington Rise

The 38-year-old unblushing defender of Donald Trump is facing a federal sex-trafficking investigation.

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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., walks off the House floor as House of Representatives takes up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Compared with most congressional newbies, it didn’t take Rep. Matt Gaetz long. Phone calls from the president. Rides aboard Air Force One. Hundreds of television appearances. A darling in conservative circles. Yet barely four years after arriving in Washington as a little-known Republican state legislator from Florida’s Panhandle, the 38-year-old unblushing defender of Donald Trump is facing a possible abrupt end to his once promising career because of a federal sex-trafficking investigation.…

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