Gaetz's communications director departs as scandal around Florida congressman intensifies

Rep. Matt Gaetz’s communications director, Luke Ball, has left Gaetz’s team, Gaetz’s office confirmed on Friday.

Ball’s departure comes amid reports that the Justice Ministry is investigating Gaetz (R-Fla.) For an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and whether he may have violated sex trafficking laws. Gaetz has denied the allegations.

“The office of Congressman Matt Gaetz and Luke Ball have agreed that it is best to separate,” his office said in a statement to POLITICO. “We thank him for his time in our office and wish him all the best for the future.” . “

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