“We are trying to get an immediate print and an on-air cancellation notice. Failure to do so could lead to litigation, ”Elmore wrote in an email to a POLITICO reporter on Wednesday after an article was published describing Trump and his allies’ reluctance to directly defend Gaetz.
President Trump issued a statement stating that Congressman Gaetz never asked for a presidential pardon. Such a statement would also indicate that President Donald Trump has not distanced himself from Congressman Gaetz, “said Elmore.
The Logan Circle Group declined to specifically discuss their relationship with Gaetz, but a source familiar with the agreement confirmed that they worked for the Florida congressman. Gaetz’s convention bureau did not respond to an inquiry about the group.
“The Logan Circle Group is a leading political communications consultancy, and we take the privacy of our customers and colleagues very seriously. We represent a number of high profile clients and are excited to support the work of America First candidates, congressmen and public figures, ”Elmore said in a statement following POLITICO’s inquiry about the company’s work for Gaetz.
The group’s entry into the Gaetz drama underscores how the congressman is trying to fight his way through a possibly career-related scandal rather than withdrawing entirely from the political scene. In addition to the legal threats, both Hill and Elmore have stepped up tweets in support of Gaetz on Twitter, and Elmore has appeared on Newsmax to discuss and defend Gaetz.
“Everyone in America, like it or not, is being proven innocent to the point of guilt,” Elmore said on Newsmax.
Gaetz, a pro-Trump Congressman from Florida, is currently fighting for his political future reports that he is being investigated from the Department of Justice for a sexual relationship with a 17 year old. Gaetz, who was not charged, denied any sexual relationship with underage women and accused federal investigators of distorting relationships by paying for travel expenses for women he dated. In a bizarre twist, the congressman did alleged he and his father are also the targets of blackmail by a former DOJ official who is allegedly trying to use knowledge of the investigation to secure the release of a hostage in Iran.
His legal troubles appeared to be escalating Thursday when Joel Greenberg, a Gaetz employee, likely worked with federal prosecutors on a sex trafficking criminal case that first brought investigators to the Florida congressman. Gaetz and Greenberg were close friends and were often seen together at social events until Greenberg was charged with 33 federal charges ranging from stalking and identity theft to underage sex trafficking and various financial crimes.
“I’m sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very well today,” said Greenberg’s defense attorney Fritz Scheller after a court hearing in Florida.
On TV and in an op-edGaetz has denied ever paying for sex or having sex with a minor. A former Air Force employee and member, retired Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson, as well as a group of current female employees who remained anonymous in one country Letter of support Published Thursday – have defended Gaetz.
But when allegations of inappropriate behavior swirled around the congressman, he has found little support from members of Congress or personalities in Trumpworld. Trump finally made a statement this week saying, “Congressman Matt Gaetz never asked my forgiveness. It must also be remembered that he completely denied the allegations against him. “
While it is unclear how Elmore was first associated with Gaetz, the former “Apprentice” candidate has long been active in Republican political circles. Her résumé includes positions at Turning Point USA, the conservative youth organization of Trump acolyte Charlie Kirk, campaign appearances alongside Ivanka Trump during the 2016 general election and a role as a contributor at Townhall.com. Elmore is currently the executive director of a little-known grassroots political group called USA Strong and recently launched a new web show, Wine About It, where she shares wine with fellow Conservatives to discuss the latest trends in culture and politics .
She also appears to be attending Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.
“Ladies and gentlemen [sic], the GREATEST President of the United States, “she said Instagram photo of her and Trump at his gilded seaside resort last month.
At least two former or current Elmore colleagues at Logan Circle Group are also connected to Trumpworld. In addition to Hill, who served on the former president’s advisory board for the 2020 campaign, the consulting firm recently hired Allan Betz, an up-front agent for Trump’s re-election operation and former agent for the U.S. Agency for International Development during his tenure.
According to the Federal Election Commission, the group worked with at least four Republican candidates during the 2020 election cycle, including Kris Kobach, who was defeated by Senator Roger Marshall in the GOP area code for the Kansas open Senate seat last August, and the Ohio Congress candidate Christian Hagan, who lost to incumbent Democratic MP Tim Ryan last November.