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A Florida investigative report contains allegations that former Gov. Charlie Crist paid two men to hide gay affairs.
The document obtained and published by TV station WTSP is part of an investigation of former Republican Party of Florida chair Jim Greer.
When Crist, who was a Republican when he served as governor, ran an independent campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2010, which he last to Republican Marco Rubio. At the time, Greer already was under scrutiny and Crist denied any knowledge of Greer’s alleged use of state party funds to pay personal expenses. Greer’s attorney, however, said then that Crist approved the plan.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigative report obtained by the TV station details communication between Greer’s attorney, Damon Chase, and John Morgan, whose firm employs Crist, according to the Huffington Post.
Chase, according to the report, thought Morgan represented Crist and wanted to schedule a deposition with the former governor. And, Chase cautioned, he would be asking Crist some “embarrassing things.”
Morgan, according to the report, asked what those things were and “Chase indicated that he would be forced to impeach Crist by addressing the following issues: 1. Charlie Crist was a homosexual and had homosexual relationships with at least two men who were paid to leave the state to avoid embarrassing then Governor Crist. 2. Governor Crist kissed or attempted to kiss Greer at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California, 3. Governor Crist’s drunken escapades, and how Governor Crist’s security detail had to cover for him 4. Governor Crist attempting to run people over while intoxicated and operating a golf cart.”
Morgan, in the report, called Chase’s remarks nothing more than inflammatory and intended to embarrass Crist.
According to the documents, Morgan then “stated that if Crist were homosexual why would he try to kiss Greer, specifically stating, ‘(Crist) would have to be a sick son of a bitch to try to kiss Porky the Pig’ in reference to Greer. Additionally, Morgan sent Chase an email indicating that it was his opinion that Greer was using Chase to extort Charlie (Crist) with embarrassing questions. Morgan indicated in his email that these types of questions were the same thing as asking, ‘when was the last time you fucked the neighbor’s sheep’ or ‘are you still beating your wife.’”
The reports have surfaced as new polling in Florida shows that if Crist ran as a Democrat in 2014, he could defeat Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
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