The Matt Gaetz Investigation.
The Justice Department is said to be investigating the congressman’s encounters with women recruited online for sex and whether he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.
Mr. Gaetz is widely disliked by his peers in Congress but is grudgingly acknowledged to be smart and crafty, and certainly a master of drawing attention to himself. Mr. Gaetz was re-elected last year while under the cloud of an investigation in a federal sex-trafficking case that ultimately resulted in no congressional charges against him. (A congressional review is pending.) Twice, women have been arrested after throwing their drinks at him.
Now, his support for a far-right posture that could shut down the federal government — directly affecting many of the people he represents — is unlikely to dent him, his critics acknowledged.
Since the spring of 2021, Mr. Gaetz has been under investigation over allegations he engaged in sexual misconduct and illicit drug use, shared inappropriate images or videos on the House floor, misused state identification records, converted campaign funds to personal use and accepted impermissible gifts under House rules, among other allegations.
The secretive congressional investigation was paused while the Justice Department carried out a related investigation of Mr. Gaetz’s conduct, including allegations involving sex trafficking and sex with a minor. In February, the Justice Department decided not to bring charges against Mr. Gaetz after concluding that they could not make a strong enough case in court.
Once the Justice Department inquiry ended, the Ethics Committee resumed its work, according to people familiar with the matter, reaching out to witnesses for interviews. However, a person familiar with the matter said the committee, which is made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats, has not yet reached out to a key witness at the center of the most serious allegations against Mr. Gaetz.
The people familiar with the situation spoke about the investigation on the condition of anonymity because it is confidential.
The chart indicates a crafty, manipulative politician with the South node in Capricorn ruled by Saturn conjunction Pluto and squaring the nodal axis.
The Saturn conjunction the Pluto in Libra ruling the South Node indicates along with Jupiter in Scorpio and Sun in Taurus indicates an extremely sexual individual hungry for power and aulation. The accusations and ethical conduct questions are very much in line with the chart indicating an individual arriving into this incarnation for deep ethical realignment and the past of abusing power, corruption and sexual manipulation.
South node and Mars currently transiting his natal South Node rulers Saturn and Mars, catapults him into the prominence as an instigator of the downfall of the Speaker McCarthy, wreaking havoc in Washington. He is feeling extra powerful and intent on making a stand and a name for himself.
Looking into the future, as transiting Saturn squares his natal Mercury and as Mars moves to conjunct his natal Moon and oppose his Sun. The work related corruption, and other under dealings may come to light as a result of the current investigations into his conduct.