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Old 11-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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One of the lessons learned from the Secret Service hooker scandal was don't stiff cheat a hooker. Unfortunately for Sen Bob Menendez (D NJ) he didn't have a chance to learn that lesson. For Easter weekend Sen Menendez flew in a campaign donors jet, and stayed at the donors house in an expensive resort in the Dominican republic. This is the same resort that Charlie Rangel owns a home he forgot to pay income tax on rental income. Sen Menendez allegedly hired a couple of hookers and had them come to the resort. He agreed on a price of $500 each, but the hookers say he only paid them $100.


Interesting timeline.

Weekend of April 8th Sen Menendez allegedly cheats hookers in Dominican republic.

April 11th Secret Service agents cheat hookers in Colombia

April 17 Sen Menendez calls for Secret Service agents to be fired.





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Old 11-01-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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Rule No. 1 of international protocol: NEVER STIFF YOUR HOOKER.

Sidebar: This dude was vocal about all Secret Service involved in hooker scandal in Colombia being fired 'because they represent the United States'...
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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I guess his unequal treatment of Secret Service scandal and his own is similiar to his stance on off shore drilling. Sometimes he is for it, sometimes he is against.
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Confession shows sex claims were 'false smears,' senator says

By CNN Political Unit updated 12:46 PM EST, Tue March 5, 2013

(CNN) -- Sen. Robert Menendez slammed accusations that he had paid a Dominican woman for sex and expressed hope Tuesday that those behind the claims would be exposed in the wake of the woman's notarized confession that she'd never even met the New Jersey Democrat.

"I hope that you will all vigorously go after who was the source and purpose as you did go after the story at the time," he told reporters.

In a notarized statement filed in court, Nexis de los Santos Santana said she was filmed without her knowledge when she claimed that Menendez had paid her to have sex.

"I am the person in the video, that is me, and those are my words, but this statement is not true," Santana said in the statement. "I never agreed to be recorded."

In addition to criticism over accepting unreported plane flights and allegedly advocating on behalf of a business, Menendez was accused of partying with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic -- accusations he said were "unsubstantiated."

As he did when the claims first emerged, Menendez said Tuesday the claims are "false smears" lifted from right-wing blogs ahead of the election.

Menendez faces scrutiny over ties to Florida doctor

"Look, I don't know more than what I have read. But I do know from the very beginning I have said that nameless, faceless, anonymous sources ... from the right wing blogs took this story which was just false smears right before an election cycle, attempted to do it then, and ultimately drove it into the mainstream press," he said. "But they were never anything other than false smears."

The confession document was presented at a press conference Monday by lawyer Vinicio Castillo, who said Santana was recruited to make the claims against Menendez by another lawyer, Dr. Miguel Galvan.

Galvan, in a notarized confession, pins the blame on a third lawyer, who Galvan said asked him to assist in a divorce case by finding "witnesses" to claim they had sex for money with Menendez.

CNN has attempted to reach both the lawyers who allegedly recorded the escort making the claims against Menendez, but has not yet received a response.

Questions revolve around his relationship with Salomon Melgen, the Florida man who owned a plane Menendez admits having flown three times -- once on official Senate business, and twice for personal reasons -- to the Dominican Republic in 2010.

Melgen, his wife, Flor, and his daughter, Melissa, have been generous donors to Menendez, his fellow Democrats and related causes in recent years. Castillo is Melgen's cousin and spokesman.

In January, Menendez paid approximately $58,500 to Melgen for the flights he took in 2010, chalking up the lapse in payment to his busy schedule.

On Tuesday, Menendez answered questions about intervening on issues on Melgen's behalf by saying, "we raise questions all the time for a wide range of universe on public policy issues and we think that those are all legitimate."

A law enforcement official said last week the FBI was continuing to "pursue all leads" surrounding the Menendez allegations, including the prostitution charges.

The same law enforcement source said federal agents had gone to the Dominican Republic in hopes of finding the women who claimed to have had sex with Menendez, but that the women had not yet been located.

The Daily Caller, a conservative website, originally published the video with two women claiming they had sex with Menendez for money. In an article published Tuesday, the Daily Caller said Santana was not one of the two women who were featured in the video, though Santana asserted in the notarized court document she was one of the women.

In her statement Monday, Santana said she was told she would be paid well for reading the script. Both she and Galvan requested legal protection in making their confessions.

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Another fox,daily caller,right-wing story debunked.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #6
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In January, Menendez paid approximately $58,500 to Melgen for the flights he took in 2010, chalking up the lapse in payment to his busy schedule.
Uh huh.

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Menendez, whose spokesman denied the prostitute allegations, repaid Melgen $58,500 for two 2010 trips he characterized as personal. The reimbursement was made Jan. 4 in response to the ethics complaint, but there was no public disclosure of it until this week. The reimbursement is significant for a politician who's not wealthy by Washington standards. Disclosure forms show Menendez's net worth as less than $700,000.

"There's not a question that he made violations here," Thompson said, noting the reimbursement. "Even though he's done it now, he's still in violation of the rules."
Did I forget to pay for those private flights worth 10% of my net worth? Whoopsies. Thanks for letting me know about this little clerical error. Won't happen again.
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Another fox,daily caller,right-wing story debunked.
And I'm sure this is just an unfortunate coincidence.

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Did I forget to pay for those private flights worth 10% of my net worth? Whoopsies. Thanks for letting me know about this little clerical error. Won't happen again.
Hard to give this month old story any credibility when the story about prostitution is bogus.
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Hard to give this month old story any credibility when the story about prostitution is bogus.
There's not really good evidence either way at this point. Regardless, the Prostitution stuff is the least of Dirty Menendez' problems...

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Defend at all costs, that's the SOP for the democrats no matter how creepy the person is. That is until no longer deemed useful by the democrat clan, then and only then, is any democrat thrown to the wolves to face any justice.
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The righty propaganda exposed.

http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/...-daily-caller/

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Defend at all costs, that's the SOP for the democrats no matter how creepy the person is. That is until no longer deemed useful by the democrat clan, then and only then, is any democrat thrown to the wolves to face any justice.
No problems throwing someone to the wolves on legitiment evidence,not a fabricated BS smear job.
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Funny thing, the guy's big time supporter and financier of illegal in-kind travel contributions gets raided by the FBI and all sorts of details about pay for play between the Senator and his good friend come out... and you guys try to make the whole story about whether some Dominican prostitutes were telling the truth now or then.

Isn't the corruption a little more of a concern?
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Funny thing, the guy's big time supporter and financier of illegal in-kind travel contributions gets raided by the FBI and all sorts of details about pay for play between the Senator and his good friend come out... and you guys try to make the whole story about whether some Dominican prostitutes were telling the truth now or then.

Isn't the corruption a little more of a concern?
Maybe. I'm not really pissed. Power corrupts. May as well be pissed off that the sun rises in the East.

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Maybe. I'm not really pissed. Power corrupts. May as well be pissed off that the sun rises in the East.

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That's a good point. Let's get down to the business of limiting government's power. Then these issues clear themselves up (when guys like Menendez no longer have any reason to run for reelection)
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That's a good point. Let's get down to the business of limiting government's power. Then these issues clear themselves up (when guys like Menendez no longer have any reason to run for reelection)
Sure, let's do that as soon as we limit who can fund those getting into power.
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Sure, let's do that as soon as we limit who can fund those getting into power.
Why would you fund someone who doesn't have any power to further your interests?
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No problems throwing someone to the wolves on legitiment evidence,not a fabricated BS smear job.
Jesse jackson jr got re-elected and he is probably going to prison.
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Obviously Menendez did some politicking for this doctor. Is it illegal? With all the insider trading our politicians did not sure this rises to the level of illegal. Maybe though i don't know the law.
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Hard to give this month old story any credibility when the story about prostitution is bogus.
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Wow it looks like Menendez time and time again intervened on behalf of this donor. Way to many times to be a coincidence. He could be in some real trouble. Not as bad as jesse jackson jr though. Yep dem corruption has come home to roost.
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Wow it looks like Menendez time and time again intervened on behalf of this donor. Way to many times to be a coincidence. He could be in some real trouble. Not as bad as jesse jackson jr or Sheldon Adelson funding the Republican 2012 election though. Yep dem corruption has come home to roost.
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What did Adelson do? Is he going to prison like jesse jackson jr?
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What did Adelson do? Is he going to prison like jesse jackson jr?
Under federal investigation for paying off someone to allow them to build casinos in Taiwan. He then donated nearly $100 million to republican campaigns.

There was a whole thread on it, but I can only assume that you conservatives didn't see it because you either don't know who Adelson is (and thus don't know who is financing your campaigns), or because corruption is only an outrage when it's the other guy, as Beavis so clearly demonstrated in this very thread.
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