Report Alleges Trump Ally Violated House Ethics

A Politico investigation found that Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz engaged in spending practices that broke the House of Representatives’ ethics rules on several occasions.

The new allegations of wrongdoing come after the House Ethics Office in June dropped an investigation into Gaetz’s district office in Pensacola, Florida, where he was accused of renting his office from a friend, advisor and donor following a separate Politico report.

Gaetz transferred tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars, which was discovered after looking through the House’s disbursement report, to the company of a speech writing consultant who had been previously fired from the Trump administration, which may violate House rules, according to Politico’s Wednesday report.

Gaetz admitted to sending $28,000 in taxpayer money to Darren Beattie, a far-right former White House aide, though his office said that it was an error that they were working to correct, Politico reported.

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