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FBI investigating allegations Sen. Menendez patronized prostitutes in Dominican Republic
Washington Post ^ | February 15, 2013 | Carol D. Leonnig and Peter Wallsten

Posted on 02/15/2013 8:43:51 PM PST by Seizethecarp

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.

The FBI agents are also examining the role Menendez played in advocating for a port security contract in the Dominican Republic that would benefit Melgen, two people familiar with the case said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; dominicanrepublic; fbi; fridaynightnewsdump; menendez; probe; prostitutes; prostitution
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1 posted on 02/15/2013 8:44:00 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

So... Wapo is actually mentioning it?


2 posted on 02/15/2013 8:46:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

WaPo suddenly discovers the Menendez scandal, but only after “two people familiar with the investigation” leak to WaPo a claim that FBI “has found no evidence to support the claim.” Very convenient for WaPo to have found officials eager to clear Menendez.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 8:47:48 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

Big deal.

I read that Rubio drinks.

Water,


4 posted on 02/15/2013 8:48:15 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. Maybe next year after the big BBQ…)
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To: GeronL

Yes, and trying desperately to discredit the accusers.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 8:49:25 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Seizethecarp
Shouldn't the Dominican authorities be investigating this? If there's a crime involved and it was committed in the Dominican Republic one would think that their police would have jurisdiction.
6 posted on 02/15/2013 8:49:55 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Seizethecarp

Sheesh, can’t a guy have any fun and privacy? It’s not like he was getting BJs in the White House./s


7 posted on 02/15/2013 8:50:50 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Seizethecarp

Charlie Rangel still has a job.

What’s the point.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 8:51:16 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There may not be a crime in that country, but it still a crime here for an American to travel abroad for the purposes of sex tourism (with a minor)


9 posted on 02/15/2013 9:01:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: quantim

Hey. He’s a radical left wing extremist demokkkrat so that means no harm no foul. He’ll say he has a problem and will seek help and everybody will LOVE him all over again. Typical scenario. Depends on what the meaning of “is” is. Besides, “What difference does it make now?” Dissssss-gusting pigs.


10 posted on 02/15/2013 9:19:13 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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11 posted on 02/15/2013 9:27:15 PM PST by smoothsailing
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a quick web search for “Salomon Melgen” pulled up some interesting links. From Palm Beach Post dot com:

“Menendez, who has received more than $700,000 in direct and indirect campaign help from Melgen and has made personal trips to the Dominican Republic on Melgen’s private plane, acknowledged last week that his office contacted CMS and “raised concerns” about billing policies in 2009 and 2012. But Menendez denied trying to intervene with government regulators on Melgen’s behalf.” Melgen also sold some kind of data mining tech company “Seisint” to LexisNexis for 775 million, supposedly to help catch terrorists. For more: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/eye-doctor-salomon-melgen-lost-68-million-in-inves/nWK6B/

The honeypot scheme is an old trick used to help blackmail politicians. I wonder if Menendez DID use Colombian prostitutes. I wonder if those hookers were underage, and if they were all indeed female. That’s an old used trick especially by Mossad types. There’s a lot more to this than just Menendez visiting some hookers in Colombia.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 9:57:49 PM PST by radiogirl
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“The honeypot scheme is an old trick used to help blackmail politicians.”

That is so dangerous! JFK was the worst sucker for honey pots (mafia, KGB, even Marilyn Monroe might have been one), although he was also protected by the MSM same as Barry is.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 10:11:18 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: GeronL
So... Wapo is actually mentioning it?

They'd fight this investigation tooth and nail if there was any possibility Menendez would be implicated. This tells me that any loose ends have already been tied up (killed?). There's no paper trail, no credible witnesses, no photos or recordings.

I mean, this is illegal activity - did you expect to find signed checks?

14 posted on 02/15/2013 11:06:34 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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Yeah, who would be stupid enough to write a check to a hooker?

//sarc


15 posted on 02/15/2013 11:25:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Lol.

Gay State Conservative.

Shouldn’t the Dominican authorities be investigating this?

The entire country of DR is run by a cabal of crooks who own their own condos at the same resort.


16 posted on 02/15/2013 11:44:54 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: Seizethecarp

They should have sent the Secret Service. Then they would have found the prostitutes.


17 posted on 02/16/2013 3:21:54 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Seizethecarp

After reading of some of the things the F.B.I. has done in the past I believe it an outlaw organization,
A vote of NO CONFIDENCE.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 4:43:57 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((fubo))
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To: GeronL

Jerry Springer?


19 posted on 02/16/2013 5:01:51 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Seizethecarp

Does anyone really expect Holders FBI to find evidence against a Democrat?


20 posted on 02/16/2013 5:02:12 AM PST by Venturer
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