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Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan

Posted on 02/11/2013 2:48:59 PM PST by Libloather

WASHINGTON — Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts by a private company — run by a major campaign contributor and friend of his — to do the work.


But the questions about the port security contract are potentially more troubling for Mr. Menendez, who is already facing questions over his fitness for the Foreign Relations Committee chairmanship, because the contract involved a foreign policy concern: curbing the flow of cocaine to the United States from the Dominican Republic.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dncrico; melgen; menendez; port; rico; security; senaterico; specialdeals
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Sen. Menendez Claims He Didn't Know Ex-Aide Was Part of Port Deal

1 posted on 02/11/2013 2:49:08 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

The only thing surprising here is that the NYT is covering the malfeasance of a Rat politician.

2 posted on 02/11/2013 5:12:35 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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