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Gaetz communications director resigns

A senior staffer in embattled GOP Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzAlleged sex trafficking victim may be cooperating with feds in Matt Gaetz investigation, ex-girlfriend says Kinzinger: Republicans who join 'America First' caucus should be stripped of committees McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' MORE’s office resigned on Friday following reports the Florida Republican is under investigation for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a minor and a possible violation of sex trafficking laws, according to a GOP source.

Luke Ball formerly served as Gaetz’s communications director.

NBC News first reported the resignation.

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Gaetz has vehemently denied the allegations lodged against him, stating that he and his family have been targeted in an extortion scheme by a former Department of Justice official.

The official has denied Gaetz’s accusation.

The Hill has reached out to Gaetz’s office for comment.