Watch: Tucker Carlson Reacts to Matt Gaetz Interview About DOJ Probe

It’s unclear whether March 16 was the first time Gaetz or his family members were contacted as part of the scheme he described. If it was, that would make it unlikely that the DOJ’s inquiry was itself part of the scheme, because the department’s sex-trafficking investigation was launched late last summer and had been well underway by March 16. Insider contacted a representative of Gaetz for clarification on the timeline but did not immediately get a response.

The Times reported that the DOJ’s inquiry into Gaetz is focusing on two encounters he’s suspected of having with the 17-year-old in 2019.

Businessinsider Watch: Tucker Carlson Reacts to Matt Gaetz Interview About DOJ Probe