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NRSC: Menendez may have broken Senate ethics rules, federal campaign finance laws...
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 11/01/2012 1:33:07 PM PDT by Brown Deer

NRSC: Menendez may have broken Senate ethics rules, federal campaign finance laws with alleged Dominican sex trip



The executive director of National Republican Senatorial Committee said Thursday that New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez “may have violated Senate ethics rules and federal campaign finance laws” with his alleged sex trip to the Dominican Republic.

The Daily Caller first reported early on Thursday that two women from the Dominican Republic are alleging Menendez paid them for sex around Easter time this year at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000-acre resort in the Dominican Republic.

The two women claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, and that they each received only $100.

NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer said in a statement that the allegations against Menendez “are very serious and deserve examination.”

Senate ethics rules and campaign finance laws could apply to the question of how Menendez got to the Dominican Republic, and to his use of a campaign donor’s resources — including a private plane and a home at Casa de Campo.

Menendez donor Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist and owner of an eye clinic in Florida, appears to have lent Menendez the use of his plane on several occasions. It is known that Sen. Menendez has been a regular visitor to the Dominican Republic. Menendez was a guest at Melgen’s Casa de Campo home on at least one occasion, according to a news account.

Menendez’s GOP challenger, Republican state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, has called on the senator to release his travel records in the wake of this scandal breaking. The NRSC’s Jesmer echoed that call.

“Fortunately, there is a simple way for Senator Menendez to begin addressing these questions, and that is by releasing his schedule and travel records related to Easter Week of this year, as well as the other dates in question,” Jesmer said in the statement.

Menendez spokeswoman Tricia Enright has refused to answer any questions on the subject. “We’re not going to respond to a completely false accusation,” she wrote by email on Wednesday evening.

Enright has not answered when asked if Menendez will release his travel records.

Jesmer said Menendez’s “continued refusal” to release his travel records “should rightfully raise questions in the minds of every New Jersey voter.”


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: bobmenendez; joekyrillos; menendez; newjersey; partisanmediashills; sexscandal

1 posted on 11/01/2012 1:33:11 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Brown Deer

Resign you first class rotten Democrat.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 1:35:51 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Brown Deer

Who are you going to believe?
A prostitute or some hookers who weren’t paid?


3 posted on 11/01/2012 1:36:48 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: Brown Deer

He is a Democrat-—THERE ARE NO RULES.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 1:37:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Brown Deer

Aren’t demokrats expected to violate Senate ethics rules?

Who is going to stop them?


5 posted on 11/01/2012 1:37:57 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: Brown Deer

It they can make any connection to spending, from something other than his own pocket, he’s toast. Even then, his own statements about the secret service agents implicate him as being a representative of the USA.

A person this stupid, was probably also stupid and greedy enough to make the taxpayer in some way, pay for at least part of the trip, thereby destroying him.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 1:38:01 PM PDT by Professional
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To: Brown Deer

How old were these “women”? Part of the slave trade??


7 posted on 11/01/2012 1:38:47 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Brown Deer

He’s in for it now - probably receive a letter of censure in his file.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 1:38:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Brown Deer

Face it, he’s a Democrat. There will be no discussion of this in the criminal MSM. In two days this will all be swept under the rug and he will move onward and upward in the Democrat Party.

Of course, if he were a Republican, there would be endless breathless reporting until said Republican resigned in disgrace - as any public official should.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 1:39:08 PM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Brown Deer

How old were these “women”? Part of the slave trade??


10 posted on 11/01/2012 1:39:08 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Brown Deer

I cannot recall a scandal involving politicians and hookers where the hooker ratted on a politician who paid her the full amount in cash and walked away after he was done. Menendez did not pay as agreed. Spitzer was so dumb that he paid the hooker with bank wire transfers. The secret service agent in Colombia was too cheap to pay the agreed upon sum. The only ethical people invovled in these scandals are the hookers.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 1:49:47 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Brown; Mark

and if there was a minor it’s a felony


12 posted on 11/01/2012 1:52:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Brown Deer
NRSC: Menendez may have broken Senate ethics rules, federal campaign finance laws with alleged Dominican sex trip

Someone needs to inform the NRSC that rules don't apply to dimocraps. Just ask Debbie Wasserman-Shultz.

13 posted on 11/01/2012 1:53:17 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: Brown Deer

Unfortunately, all those poor people on the Jersey shore
won’t hear the story since their power is still out.

The rest wont care. Blowj0b Bob will be re-elected.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 1:54:06 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: Brown Deer

Looks like he knows how to make a hormone.


15 posted on 11/01/2012 1:55:23 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Brown Deer

16 posted on 11/01/2012 1:58:06 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Brown Deer

The Senate rules clearly say always pay your hooker in full plus a tip.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 2:02:57 PM PDT by JediJones (Vote NO on Proposition Zero! Tuesday, November 6th!)
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To: GeronL

Exactly. There are two things that might sink him. If there was a minor involved that is a crime in the USA even if it happened outside of the USA. If he used taxpayer or campaign funds, that is a crime. I would be surprised he could survive a felony even if re-elected. Doesn’t Christie get to appoint his successor.

There is still time for the voters of NJ to do the right thing.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 2:03:15 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Brown Deer
And Harry Reid will discipline him for his transgressions? Please . . . Harry and the other Senate Donkeys have done worse and will circle the wagons around Menendez.
19 posted on 11/01/2012 2:04:25 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Brown Deer

Forget the congressional charges this man broke a USA law as a pedophile going on a foreign excursion to have sex with children .

This is a big time felony.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 2:43:23 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: forgotten man
Don't forget "Einstein" Jerry Springer who paid a prostitute with a personal check.

He seems to have done pretty well since then, though.

Keepin' it classy, as all democrats do.

21 posted on 11/01/2012 2:56:55 PM PDT by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: forgotten man
Oops, I forgot the reason Jerry Springer got caught, was his personal check to the hooker bounced.

C'mon dems, at least PAY for your hookers, geez.

Nobody likes a cheapskate "John".

22 posted on 11/01/2012 3:01:56 PM PDT by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: MasterGunner01

Harry is used to dealing with “legal” prostitution. His is the only state that allows it. The “sex workers”, however must be of legal age. Will that make any difference to Harry? I’m guessing no. I think he’s more inclined to think he believes in the now renounced Mormon Fundamentalist belief that once a woman passes puberty, she is “of age”.

Please note that I differentiate between the current LDS and the sect that Jeffs and his followers. I suspect Reid tends to prefer the old way.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 4:46:44 PM PDT by hotshu (Redistribution of wealth by the government is nothing but theft under the color of law.)
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