Skip to comments.FBI Raid Shines Light on Senatorís Hooker Scandal
Posted on 01/31/2013 11:10:24 AM PST by jazusamo
U.S. Senator Robert Menendezs Dominican prostitute scandal has finally caught the attention of the mainstream media because the FBI raided the office of the shady doctor friend that reportedly furnished the hookers, but its hardly the first time the New Jersey Democrat is embroiled in illegal behavior.
In fact, Judicial Watch has for years reported the newly reelected senators many transgressions. As far back as 2007 JW wrote about a federal grand jury investigation into Menendez, a former member of the U.S. House, illegally steering lobbying business to a girlfriend that also served as his chief of staff. The former aide/girlfriend built an unusually successful lobbying firm in a very short time after leaving Congress thanks to Menendez, according to news reports.
In 2010 Menendez and his colleague in corruption, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, allocated $8 million for a public walkway and park space adjacent to upscale, waterfront condos built by a developer that had donated generously to their political campaigns. The veteran legislators received about $100,000 in contributions from the developer, according to federal election records. In 2012 Judicial Watch put Menendez on its list of Washingtons Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.
JW is also investigating whether the Obama administration recently blocked the deportation of an illegal immigrant sex offender who worked for Menendez to dodge a scandal that could cost the politician reelection this past November. A national newswire broke the story of how the White House apparently protected Menendez from yet another public relations crisis by delaying the removal of the illegal immigrant from Peru with an expired visa (like the 9/11 hijackers) and a criminal record for sexual assault.
The whopper of Menendez scandals was exposed last fall by a conservative website that published a piece in which two prostitutes offered alarming details about the senator paying them for sex in the Dominican Republic, which he visits frequently with a doctor pal whos a big political donor. For months the mainstream media ignored the story as it often does when Democrats are embroiled in bad behavior, but this weeks federal raid has left them no choice.
The FBI descended upon the South Florida ophthalmologists (Salomon Melgen) office and spent two days confiscating boxes of files and records. Local news reports say Melgen owes Uncle Sam more than $11 million in unpaid taxes and is being investigated for Medicare fraud. The eye doctor, who is Dominican, may have blown off the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) but he still managed to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians, both Democrats and Republicans.
Menendez has received tens of thousands of dollars from Melgen and has flown to the disgraced doctors luxury Dominican estate in Casa de Campo on his private jet several times. Thats where the men reportedly engaged with prostitutes, though, like all sleazy politicians, Menendez strenuously denies it of course. Remember Bill Clinton and John Edwards vigorously denying their extracurricular sexual escapades?
What about this statement, issued by Menendezs office this week: Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically motivated right-wing blog and are false. This brings back memories of Hillary Clinton shamelessly blaming a vast right-wing conspiracy for fabricating her hubbys real-life White House sex scandal with an intern.
Besides the fact that hiring underage prostitutes in a third-world country (or any country, for that matter) is illegal and unbecoming of a United States senator, this can present other obvious problems. Menendez will soon take over as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which helps shape the nations foreign policy, and hes taken the lead as a national figure in the immigration debate.
Menendez must resign
The MSM just loves a good old fashioned sex scandal......except when it’s a Democrat, and especially if it’s a protected class Democrat, and most especially if it’s a protected class democrat from a deep blue state..............
“Senator! Senator! When did you stop hiring underage teen prostitutes?”
Who was the conservative site who first wrote about the child molester?
Two sure indicators that Menendez is lying:
1 - He’s a democrat
2 - He’s a politician
3 - His mouth was moving.
LARRY CRAIG TAPPED HIS FEET!!!!!!!
Totally agree but I'd bet he won't, the Rats will circle the wagons for him.
Looks like it’s The Daily Caller, the fourth link in the piece.
Are you joking? This degenerate is the perfect democrip member of the ruling congress. He is a sexual degenerate who can be herded because he can be exposed. The Democrips want more of his ilk, not less, in their ruling congress! And of course, democrap voters, being the dead souls they are, will continue to vote this sort of degenerate back into office regardless of his degeneracy.
Charlie Rangel also spent time in Dominican Republic I believe. I’ll leave it to someone else to forward his name to the group that investigated Menendez.
So Chris Christie can appoint a democrat to fill his senate seat?
Bob Beckel says this is all hearsay, and he should know, because Bob was once blackmailed by a whore, although nobody else on “The Five” mentioned this. Shortly after this whore episode, Beckel became a very outspoken “Christian”, telling Ann Coulter that he “forgave” her because he was a Christian and she wasn’t.
LOL! That’s hilarious...I’d bet even Rats don’t want Beckel as a character witness.
If Menendez is ousted, who will cast Bob Torricelli’s senate votes?
Geraldo has volunteered to take up the burden. I suppose the part about underage whores grabbed his attention.
How far we have fallen as a country when we can’t get a corrupt asshole like Menendez out of government service.
Not sent to jail/prison...but just getting him off the government payroll!
I'm not doubting you but I am asking, "Are you serious!?"
Due to brain-dead Americans, this country is run by the media. If a conservative sneezes at the wrong moment they are toast. Liberals on the other hand.....
Yes, it happened.