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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Witness Can Confirm Rep. Matt Gaetz Was Told He Had Sex With a Minor
[Daily Beest] On Sept. 4, 2017, according to his confession letter, Joel Greenberg called his friend Rep. Matt Gaetz with some bad news.

A teenager both men had paid to have sex with was underage, Greenberg claimed. Now, two sources tell The Daily Beast, a cooperating witness can confirm details of that call for one damning reason: He was in Greenberg’s office when the call took place.

The witness, "Big Joe" Ellicott—Greenberg’s longtime best friend and an employee at the Seminole County tax office—recently pleaded guilty to fraud and drug charges as part of a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors.

Although Ellicott has so far avoided any charges regarding sex trafficking of a minor, which Greenberg pleaded guilty to last May, he was present for the call that Greenberg made to Gaetz on Sept. 4, according to two people briefed on the matter. The call, they said, was short—and Gaetz was the one who ended it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/28/2022 11:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He said, he said? Where's the she? Maybe doesn't look good for Gaetz but not enough to convict. The moral of the story is don't give your phone number to guys like Greenberg.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/28/2022 11:57 Comments || Top||

#2  The honourable Congressman is the third generation of his family elected as a Republican, having inherited the district from his father. Which also means he inherited political connections, not all of which will have been savoury.

Lots of hearsay in those few paragraphs. Witnesses who were told the best friend of the man who claims there was a shared prostitute overheard claimed phone call? Based in that, the two witnesses are no such thing. And Mr. Big Joe has no idea if that was a real phone call, let alone that Rep. Goetz was at the other end of it — if the confessed fraudster is even telling the truth.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/28/2022 13:39 Comments || Top||

#3  ...did he go to Epstein's romper room playgrounds?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/28/2022 16:47 Comments || Top||

#4  I call "Fake News." They don't have mines in Florida.

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/28/2022 20:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Bull shit
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/28/2022 20:37 Comments || Top||

Wannabe Bronx rapper and 'gang member', 16, charged with shooting NYPD cop last week walks FREE after posting bail with his record deal money following just ten days in juvenile detention
About that whole 90/10 thing — I think we found a candidate.
  • Camrin Williams - aka C Blu - was locked up in Brooklyn on gun and assault charges for shooting Officer Kaseem Pennant, 27, just a week earlier

  • Williams was arrested after officers responded to reports of unrest on January 18

  • He refused when officers asked him to take his hands out of his pockets and a scrap ensued

  • During the battle, a gun Williams - identified as a member of a subset of the Crips - was holding fired
    ...how very passive voice...
    and a single bullet struck and wounded Pennant

  • The shot also wounded the teenager

  • Williams, who is already on probation for a 2020 gun possession arrest, posted $250,000 bond to get out of the juvenile facility on Thursday
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/28/2022 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  a gun Williams ... was holding fired

Those darn things again. Will no one rid us of them?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/28/2022 4:34 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ You mean Crips? I'm all for it
Posted by: Frank G || 01/28/2022 7:27 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ What? No! I mean guns. Them 'orrible things. They'll fire themselves these days, don't you know?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/28/2022 9:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Poor kid. All the problems he's got and then his gun goes ahead and shoots a cop.
Posted by: Matt || 01/28/2022 9:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Turning his life around.
Honor student.
Coulda been CornPop's nephew.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/28/2022 10:02 Comments || Top||

#6  "...A subset of the Crips"--does that mean he was a member of the JV?
Posted by: Crusader || 01/28/2022 10:20 Comments || Top||

#7  ...how very passive voice...

In certain literary circles, the passive voice is now known as the Alec Baldwin voice.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/28/2022 11:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of... animate objects?

A gun-grabber waxes choragic:
"It's baked in the breed! Automagic!
Croak, clutching your laws
In your cold little paws!"
Such incorrigibility! Tragic.
Posted by: Unaimble the Wide1778 || 01/28/2022 11:23 Comments || Top||

#9  Glock-grabber, dammit, not that it matters much.
Posted by: Unaimble the Wide1778 || 01/28/2022 11:27 Comments || Top||

#10  I am shocked to find Alec Baldwin connected to literary circles, even as a term. He’s the kind of man who reads the blurbs of the New York Times best sellers displayed on his bookshelves so he can pretend to have read them at cocktail parties, the kind who gets his opinions from NYT headlines and Saturday Night Live.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/28/2022 11:30 Comments || Top||

#11  He reads just enough to be able to shoot from the hip in conversation.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/28/2022 14:03 Comments || Top||

#12  According to unreliable sources, the last book he read was "To Kill a Mockingbird".
Posted by: SteveS || 01/28/2022 14:57 Comments || Top||

#13  Hard to tell if true or not; such a loose cannon.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/28/2022 15:49 Comments || Top||

#14  the last book he read was "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Probably in High School.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/28/2022 17:01 Comments || Top||

#15  I hear in high school he shot to the head of the class.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/28/2022 17:54 Comments || Top||

#16  A reading, a curse, and a hearse.
A wreath with a note, nice and terse:
"I intended to spill
Only ink with this quill,
And shall henceforth write only blank verse."
Posted by: Unaimble the Wide1778 || 01/28/2022 18:39 Comments || Top||

#17  Shot him back and what the hell, the judge should go with him.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/28/2022 20:38 Comments || Top||

#18  "Williams, who is already on probation for a 2020 gun possession arrest, posted $250,000 bond to get out of the juvenile facility on Thursday."

What kind of "Juvenile" has access to that kind of 'ching? I certainly didn't, even after adjusting for freshness of dinosaur meat.

Either (1) His and his parent's (plural just for formality's sake because I can't find otherwise confirming data) taxes should be looked at or (2) Someone is financing this PoS.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/28/2022 20:42 Comments || Top||

#19  Er, taxes lifestyle.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/28/2022 20:44 Comments || Top||

WaPo - Strong Economic Recovery Appears on Track
[WaPo, courtesy of MSN. H/T Dallas Morning News] Even as the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in decades in 2021, the recovery has more recently flashed troubling warning signs, with soaring inflation, whipsawing financial markets and slowing consumer spending complicating the rebound.
Don't worry about the 'troubling warning signs', the White House has it all under control!
The economy grew at a blockbuster 6.9 percent annualized rate in the last three months of the year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said Thursday, as growing business investments, consumer spending and a rush by companies to bolster inventories helped drive GDP much higher in the final months of 2021.
Christmas spending before the shelves were bare?
"Omicron will certainly show up in the GDP numbers, but the economy will bounce back quickly," said Jason Furman, an economics professor at Harvard University who served as an economic adviser during the Obama administration. "It’s like a hurricane that scrambles the data for a bit."
If you can't trust a Harvard economist, trust Brandon!
Posted by: Bobby || 01/28/2022 11:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Economy grew at 6.9 percent but inflation grew at 7 percent.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/28/2022 12:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Under a Democratic President a 'dead cat bounce' would be a Recovery™...
Posted by: magpie || 01/28/2022 13:14 Comments || Top||

#3  So, more doom and gloom coming. Got it.
Posted by: Angstrom || 01/28/2022 13:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Everything is fine! You are all doing well! You gonna believe your god government or your lying eyes!?!
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/28/2022 15:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Actually, it will come back quickly: COVID's finished. Endemic now.

Just this week we've seen three west European nations do a complete 180-degree turn: UK's now opening and two days ago, the leaders of hardline lockdown countries Denmark and the Netherlands have announced they're opening as well.

Brandon = Wrong Way Corrigan

Jason Furman is directly contradicting his Branch COVIDian colleagues. Brandon's Administration is so f--king incompetent they can't even align their top officials on the most important policy facing the nation. Total incoherence now.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/28/2022 15:23 Comments || Top||

#6  When Oz and New Zealand throw in the towel, it's done. I expect there's always a chance NZ will join Austria in being the NKor of COVIDian madness forever.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/28/2022 15:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Expect 40% if US imports which subtract from GDP were not included in the latest report.

The Bloom Is off The Ruse, White House Port Manipulation Hiding Economic and Supply Chain Issues
Would the Port of Los Angeles intentionally hold back data in order to help the White House give a false and more optimistic impression of the U.S. economy? At first blush it might seem a stretch, but then – as if on cue – a few hours after the BEA made the public release, suddenly the Port of Los Angeles released their December data. In politics timing is never coincidental.
Posted by: Muggsy Uning1913 || 01/28/2022 15:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Expect -> Except
Posted by: Muggsy Uning1913 || 01/28/2022 15:55 Comments || Top||

#9  When you play with statistics, what are your metrics and baseline for the 2021 economy?

2020? If so, what aspect?

What is the 2021 'growth' in relation to 2019? 2018?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/28/2022 16:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Ireland capitulated today. Sweden a few days ago
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/28/2022 17:59 Comments || Top||

#11  Drugs, never a good idea.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/28/2022 20:39 Comments || Top||

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