Former Gaetz Staffer Says FBI Agents Contacted Him With ‘Baseless’ Claims

A former adviser to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on April 5 said FBI agents recently approached him with allegations he knew to be false, causing him to believe that the recent claims against his ex-boss are also untrue. Agents went to the home of Nathan Nelson on March 31 to question him about accusations against Gaetz, which reportedly include a claim that he paid for sex with a minor. But the agents asserted to Nelson they were told that he’d resigned from Gaetz’s office because of knowledge about wrongdoing. “Nothing could be further from the truth. Neither I nor any other member of Congressman Gaetz’s staff had any knowledge of illegal activities,” Nelson, who worked with Gaetz for more than six years when he was a state lawmaker and another four years in Congress, told reporters during a press conference. “This baseless claim against me leaves me further convinced that the …

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