Episode 55: Off a Cliff!

Hillary and Tina cover former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and current US House Representative from Florida, Matt Gaetz.

Hillary’s Story
In 2001, Kwame Kilpatrick became Detroit’s youngest mayor after serving one term in the Michigan House of Representatives. But, when rumors surface about a wild party at the Mayor’s Mansion, the Feds uncover years of corruption.

Tina’s Story
In 2010, Matt Gaetz earned a seat in the Florida House of Representatives and later a seat in the US House of Representatives in 2016. But, when his wild antics and behavior earn him attention, Gaetz’s ethics are called into question.

Hillary's Story
The Oakland Press
Timeline of former Detroit mayor's legal troubles--by The Associated Press

Excerpts of text messages in ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick saga

FBI Detroit Division
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Indicted on Fraud and Tax Charges

Click On Detroit
Sister claims ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be released from prison this week

Kwame Kilpatrick

Detroit Business
How Kwame Kilpatrick's Arrogance Spawned a Reign of Corruption in Detroit--By Ric Bohy

New York Times
Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor, Sentenced to 28 Years in Corruption Case--By Steven Yaccino
Kwame M. Kilpatrick Articles

Kwame Kilpatrick--via Detroit Free Press
Kwame and Carlita Kilpatrick--screenshot via Slate
Tamara Green--via NY Criminal Defense
Christine Beatty--by Andre Jackson via Detroit Free Press

Tina's Story
Tampa Bay Times
GOP lawmaker Don Gaetz is rising fast as a state Senate leader--by Shannon Colavecchio-Van Sickler,
Matt Gaetz’s 2008 DUI arrest resurfaces after jab at Hunter Biden’s substance abuse. Here’s what happened.--by Steve Contorno and Michael Van Sickler

The Guardian
GOP lawmaker condemned for inviting Holocaust denier to State of the Union

A high-profile Trump ally in Congress just straight-up threatened Michael Cohen--by Chris Cillizza

The Hill
Gaetz sent apology text to Cohen after House testimony: report--BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO

Rolling Stone
Matt Gaetz, Who Mocked Coronavirus by Wearing Gas Mask on House Floor, Is Now in Quarantine--by Ryan Bort

Matt Gaetz

Fox News
Matt Gaetz hits back after NJ's Dem governor says he's 'not welcome' in state--by Caitlin McFall

Orlando Weekly
Fear distracts, divides and dehumanizes us. And fear is Trump's best friend--By Jeffrey C. Billman
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz goes all-in on false conspiracies blaming antifa for Capitol attack on House floor--By Colin Wolf

Twitter hides Rep. Matt Gaetz tweet for 'glorifying violence'--by Steven Musil

Matt Gaetz rents office space from longtime friend and donor — at taxpayer expense--by JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
Matt Gaetz appears to run afoul of House ethics rules--by JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN

Business Insider
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz may have broken House rules by sending nearly $30,000 in taxpayer funds to an LLC linked to a former Trump aide--by Sonam Sheth
Former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill says Matt Gaetz's relationship with his son Nestor is genuine, and told people to lay off--by Mia Jankowicz

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
Chemed Corp. and Vitas Hospice Services Agree to Pay $75 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Billing for Ineligible Patients and Inflated Levels of Care

Roll Call
Matt Gaetz describes himself as ‘single step-parent’ to Nestor Galban--by Paul V. Fontelo

The Florida Times Union
Sixth-grader gives GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz the finger during school visit--by By Jennie McKeon, Northwest Florida Daily News

Vanity Fair

Sun Sentinel
State rep accuses U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of inventing sex game--By DAN SWEENEY

Huffington Post
Matt Gaetz’s ‘Creepy’ Tweet To Tiffany Trump Leaves Twitter Users Feeling Gross--Ed Mazza
Twitter Reminds Matt Gaetz Of ‘Lock Her Up’ After He Slams Calls For Jailing Trump--by Jeremy Blum

Creative Loafing--Tampa Bay
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz cites fake report blaming antifa for Capitol attack--by Colin Wolf

The Intercept
Rising Star Matt Gaetz Represents Everything That’s Wrong With Trump’s Republican Party--by Mehdi Hasan

Matt Gaetz Official Portrait--by United States Congress via Public Domain
Matt Gaetz Speaking at a 2020 Trump Event--by Gage Skidmore via CC-BY-SA 2.0
2016 campaign mailer illustrating Matt Gaetz's xenophobic policy positions--by Baboonx via CC-BY-SA 4.0