A judge overseeing the case for an extortion case involving Rep. Matt Gaetz's father has asked why the intelligence agent was not charged.
The case involved a State Department contractor named Bob Kent who was closely involved in the action of the case.
The federal judge presiding over the case of the extortion scheme targeting Rep. Matt Gaetz’s father raised questions as to why an intelligence operative involved in the crime hasn’t been charged, according to court transcripts.https://t.co/ZFfTV8hCIM
— Alex Pfeiffer (@__Pfeiffer) October 18, 2022
"Bob Kent is a former Air Force intelligence officer who has admitted to soliciting Don Gaetz for $25 million, which he claimed would be to free Robert Levinson, an American held captive by Iran," Breitbart News reported.
"That claim was included in the litigation, but part of the deal was the offer of a pardon," it added.
One of the people trying to extort me with lies is a former Department of Justice official.
His name is David McGee.
Another person trying to extort me with lies was *GETTING PAID* by the Department of State!!!
His name is Bob Kent.
This. Is. Wild. https://t.co/sgtnDZpybe
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) April 28, 2021
The concerning issue is now being discussed in court, though it appears Kent will not face legal actions for his role.
The case also shows that the State Department is active in at least some targeting of American conservatives, a disturbing development ahead of the nation's midterms.