This week, a report surfaced from CNN that Rep. Gaetz (R-FL) had requested and been denied a meeting with Donald Trump.
As soon as the report surfaced, both Trump and Gaetz push back on the report as fake news.
Now, Trump has Rep. Swalwell (D-CA) on his radar and is demanding he be removed from the House Intelligence Committee for having been compromised by an alleged Chinese operative.
After the CNN report surfaced, which appears to have been based on all anonymous sources, Trump went ballistic.
He stated, “Fake News CNN, relying on all anonymous sources, meaning they probably made the whole thing up, wrote a very dishonest story claiming Congressman Matt Gaetz asked for a meeting with me at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida, and was denied.
“This is completely false.”
Trump then flipped the script on CNN, demanding they investigate a real story, such as Rep. Swalwell’s little rendezvous with an alleged Chinese operative.
Trump stated, “Why doesn’t CNN investigate and write about lightweight Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell, who had a torrid and physical relationship with the Chinese spy Fang-Fang, but is somehow on the once-prestigious House Intelligence Committee.
“Swalwell, who ran for President and dropped out with a record-setting 0% in the polls, has been compromised and is a national security threat to the United States — he should be removed from the Committee immediately!”
Swalwell continues to play innocent on those allegations and Democrats have refused to take any action against him at all.
In the meantime, Gaetz is facing regular calls for his resignation even though the investigation has not yet been completed into the allegations made against him.
The good news for Gaetz in all of this is that Trump seems to be remaining by his side on this, which is much more than he can say about anyone else in the party.
Few, if any, of his fellow Republicans have stood up for Gaetz, while some very prominent names have been quite critical, with several calls for his resignation.
As I stated before, however, we will not make a call on this until the full investigation has been conducted and we know facts rather than speculation.
Source: Washington Examiner