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2/16/2013

FBI Looking Into Allegations That Menendez Patronized Prostitutes

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:55 am

But hasn’t been able to find anything. Maybe they can clear him!

Anyway. Washington Post:

A team of FBI agents has been conducting interviews in recent weeks in the Dominican Republic and the United States, looking into allegations that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) patronized prostitutes in the Caribbean nation, but has found no evidence to support the claim, according to two people familiar with the investigation.

One person said agents have asked about whether a Florida eye doctor — a close friend and major campaign donor to Menendez — provided the senator with prostitutes on vacations there. Another person said investigators are looking into allegations involving underage prostitutes and sex parties.

The two, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an active investigation, said FBI agents are following leads provided by an unknown tipster. In a series of e-mails with the FBI, the tipster alleged that the doctor, Salomon Melgen, had made prostitutes available to Menendez while he was staying at his friend’s resort home in the Dominican Republic. The tipster, in particular, mentioned young prostitutes and prostitution parties.

It would be interesting to know whether the leaker is pro- or anti-Menendez.

17 Responses to “FBI Looking Into Allegations That Menendez Patronized Prostitutes”

  1. In other news, 56 reporters have been sent to Miami in order to research Marco Rubio’s controversial bottled water drinking habits.
    Apparently, an eyewitness has come forward to admit they saw Rubio drinking from a bottled water following a 45 minute workout on a treadmill at the local gym.

    Fifteen more journalists will descend upon Miami, after they finally depart from Wasilla, Alaska, where they’ve been dilligently digging up dirt doing meat-and-potatoes research on the former Alaska Governor since the 2008 election.

    Elephant Stone (4feaf6)

  2. There’s so much of an air ‘of these are not the droids you’re looking for’ in the piece, I could swear Ben Kenobi was a source.

    narciso (3fec35)

  3. the FBI lol

    happyfeet (acd614)

  4. Is that the same FBI that took 3 weeks to visit Benghazi, even though reporters were at the scene the next day? We’re in good hands, then…

    Gazzer (a59618)

  5. This is beneath the dignity of Congress!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  6. What we really need are some pictures of Rep. Steve Cohen’s bikini model “daughter”, you know, for important journalistic purposes.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  7. Robert Menendez: I like your accent it’s very sexy.

    underage dominican hooker: Do NOT patronize me.

    happydominicanharlot (acd614)

  8. Dominican jailbait hookers bin berry berry good to me.

    Sammy Sosa

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  9. BTW, for those who just think its a joke that Menendez is rumored to have engaged in “commerce” in the Dominican Republic (thinking “who cares” ?) …

    Enjoy the enlightenment that the DOJ provides here.

    Ain’t no joke if there is evidence to substantiate these charges. Good luck getting Eric Holder to suppress ‘em.

    SPQR (768505)

  10. Not that I object to the jokes …

    SPQR (768505)

  11. I’m not saying the guy is guilty. Maybe for whatever reason he made dozens of trips to the Dominican Republic not to engage in the sex trade.

    I have one overactive imagination and I’m not fathoming it.

    Hopefully the man was cheating on his taxes.

    But it he is guilty there’s no flogging he doesn’t deserve. He gave plenty of speeches about the scourge of sex slavery in the Caribbean.

    It isn’t the fact she was underaged that bothers me so much (and don’t take me wrong that does bother me). It’s that she was forced into it. I’m not going to become cool with the fact she’s a slave just because she’s thirty.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  12. It would actually be dissappointing if this were true, however this story just gets more complicated on all fronts;

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/11/Obama-s-ambassador-to-Dominican-played-ball-with-Menendez-s-donor-hookups

    narciso (3fec35)

  13. Gazzer @12:57 FTW.

    Eric (39ca26)

  14. FBI Looking Into Allegations That Menendez Patronized Prostitutes

    Yeah, he’s a Democrat, so I’m sure they’ll be looking REAL HARD

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Burlesque Entertainer (98ae1f)

  15. Sheesh, everyone knows that if you want hookers, you gotta have the Secret Service look for ‘em.

    SPQR (768505)

  16. Didnt the Left go bugfacknutz when Rush went there.

    JD (ad801e)

  17. 15- That’s only if you don’t intend to pay them.

    askeptic (b8ab92)


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