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Tucker Carlson: Matt Gaetz’s interview was ‘one of the weirdest I have ever conducted’

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Rep. Matt Gaetz appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday to discuss the allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

Carlson said his interview with the Florida lawmaker was “one of the weirdest” he had ever conducted.

“If you just saw our Matt Gaetz interview, that was one of the weirdest interviews I have ever conducted,” Carlson said to his viewers.

On Tuesday, The New York Times broke the news that the Department of Justice is investigating whether Gaetz “had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him.”

Investigators are also examining whether Gaetz violated federal sex trafficking laws.

Gaetz denied the allegations but confirmed that he was under investigation during his interview with Carlson.

“It is a horrible allegation, and it is a lie,” and it is “verifiably false,” Gaetz said. “People can look at my travel records and see that that is not the case.”

Gaetz went on to say that he was a victim of a purported scheme that was organized by lawyer David McGee.

Gaetz said McGee texted his father on March 16 “demanding a meeting wherein a person demanded $25 million in exchange for making horrible sex-trafficking allegations against me go away.”

Gaetz said he was “so troubled” by McGee’s demands that he contacted the FBI.

The FBI and the DOJ were “so concerned about this attempted extortion of a member of Congress” that they instructed Gaetz’s father to wear a wire, he said.

Gaetz said if the audio recordings were released it would prove his innocence and show the allegations against him were “merely intended to try to bleed my family out of money.”

“Tonight I am demanding that the Department of Justice and the FBI release the audio recordings that were made under their supervision and at their direction which will prove my innocence and will show that these allegations weren’t true,” Gaetz said.

Gaetz attempted to pull Carlson into the alleged incident.

“You and I went to dinner about two years ago, your wife was there, and I brought a friend of mine, you’ll remember her,” Gaetz told Carlson.

He said that the woman had been “threatened” by the FBI and told “she could face trouble” if she didn’t confess to authorities that Gaetz was involved in a “pay-for-play scheme.”

Carlson, however, said he had no recollection of the event.

“I don’t remember the woman you are speaking of or the context at all, honestly,” Carlson told Gaetz.

Later in the segment, Carlson said it was “one of the weirdest interviews” he had conducted and that it did not clarify much.

“I don’t think that clarified much, but it certainly showed this is a deeply interesting story, and we will be following it. Don’t quite understand it, but we will bring you more when we find out.”

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Federal Reserve Economist on hidden camera: ‘we don’t want Trump to be in the government’

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Hidden Camera captures Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve talking about Jerome Powell’s legacy as “somebody who held the line against like, Trump.” According to hidden camera footage of Aurel Hizmo, principal economist at the Federal Reserve, the U.S. agency could have fixed inflation a while ago but refused to do so for fear of hurting President Joe Biden’s re-election efforts.

Hizmo told an undercover reporter that the Fed stopped raising the rates to tackle inflation because it could cause a recession that would likely end Biden’s 2024 campaign.

The influential agency responsible for maintaining a stable monetary system appears to not just be establishing interest rates, but to be setting policies for desired social outcomes. “Under Powell, the Fed has changed to think about equity issues, like racial issues, think about wealth inequality as part of the mandate, as part of the things we are following. Think about climate change.” Aurel Hizmo, Principal Economist at the Federal Reserve, who prior to working at the Fed was an Assistant Professor helps write speeches for Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell for the Federal Open Market Committee.

Hizmo says “Trump is just a crazy person” and conservatives are “dumb” as he describes to OMG’s American Swiper Citizen Journalist a politicized Federal Reserve Board where Powell has promoted ESG issues like climate change and “wants to be remembered in history” “as a savior.” But shhh…don’t tell anyone because Hizmo says: “I’m just really worried that I’m saying stuff that’s classified…It’s all classified.”

 

 

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