Don’t forget: Matt Gaetz, perhaps the Trumpiest member of the Senate, is under federal investigation for his ties to a sex trafficking ring that may include minors. The congressman recently lawyered up, prepping for a “scorched-Earth” trial with a team that includes someone whose client list includes Jeffrey Epstein, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and cult leader and convicted sex trafficker Keith Raniere. But now his worries seem to be getting even worse.
According to CNN, a lawyer for Joel Greenberg, the close Gaetz associate who pled guilty to six charges and who’s agreed to play ball with the feds, has asked to delay sentencing a second time. This time he’s asking for five more months. Why? Because he’s not done providing “substantial assistance” to the sprawling investigation that includes Gaetz, which was part of his plea bargain.
Fritz Scheller, the lawyer for Joel Greenberg — the Florida man cooperating with the feds against Rep. Matt Gaetz and others — has asked a federal judge to delay his sentencing for another five months, until March 2022. Important section of the motion here: pic.twitter.com/KmYTTpXqVW
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) October 5, 2021
“Because Mr. Greenberg’s ongoing cooperation involves sensitive matters concerning ongoing investigations,” Greenberg’s attorney, Fritz Scheller, wrote, “he requests that the parties be allowed to provide additional information regarding Mr. Greenberg’s cooperation to the Court under seal, if deemed necessary.”
Scheller added the government does not oppose the delay.
Gaetz, who has denied all allegations, is being investigated over whether or not he broke numerous laws, including ones pertaining to sex trafficking and prostitution, and whether he had sex with a minor. He and his associates may have also engaged in obstruction of justice.
When news of Greenberg’s request broke, people on social media didn’t think it boded well for one of former president Trump’s biggest cheerleaders.
Let’s hope that if granted the only reason why Joel Greenberg would get five months delay of his sentencing in trafficking case is because they WILL get Matt Gaetz too. If so…please proceed…#Truth2Voice
— Rowan Moon (@oXxRowanxXo) October 5, 2021
Greenberg will take Matt Gaetz down with him.
Maybe Ron DeSantis too !
What did Ron know and when did he know it.
And possibly Trump too !
Trump lives in Florida, close friends with Gaetz, DeSantis. pic.twitter.com/j2saXY3V6m
— Jason Bourne (@TheOriginalWTH) October 5, 2021
BREAKING: Matt Gaetz buddy Joel Greenberg asks for 5 more months before sentencing, with govt consent. This means the Feds are still VERY much going after the bigger fish — including Gaetz. Far from stalling, the case has gotten much larger.
— Tristan Snell (@TristanSnell) October 5, 2021
Who else will Joel Greenberg bring down with Matt Gaetz?
— Mayo (@MayoIsSpicyy) October 5, 2021
There were also jokes.
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) October 5, 2021
I love the smell of Joel Greenberg ratting out Matt Gaetz in the evening
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) October 5, 2021
In the meantime, surely Gaetz will try to distract from his mounting problems by, say, yelling at some military leaders.