Skip to comments.Bob Menendezís foreign underage prostitution story stubbornly not going away.
Posted on 02/01/2013 5:41:42 AM PST by IbJensen
Background: just before the election a story broke alleging that Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey had taken advantage of the hospitality of one of his campaign contributors to go down to the Dominican Republic (via the aforementioned contributors private plane) and use the services of at least two prostitutes (one of whom may or may not have been underage). Worse, he allegedly refused to pay said foreign partially-underaged hookers the full amount that Menendez allegedly promised to pay and, let me note again this in passing: to patronize a prostitute is hardly a moral act. But if you must do this, pay what you said that you were going to pay. There is a difference between being uncouth, and being a cad.
Anyway, life may get very interesting for Senator Menendez:
FBI agents late Tuesday night raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. who has denied what he calls the fallacious allegations.
Agents gathered at the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor to Menendez and other prominent politicians[*], to start hauling away potential evidence in several vans.
Senator Menendez has been not-willing-to-dignify-these-accusations-with-a-response the story first since it broke, and since it heated up again after the Daily Caller indicated that it had emails that the FBI was investigating the matter. Well the FBI is certainly investigating SOMETHING, isnt it? This puts a very interesting light on the fact that Bob Menendez ducked out of yesterdays Senate immigration press conference early, without taking questions. It sort of didnt make sense at the time, but then at the time the FBI raid on Salomon Melgen hadnt happened yet, either. Bottom line here is this: when the FBI does a raid, its usually as per a script that has already progressed quite far and will end with somebody being arranged in the near future. Dr. Melgen is probably the current scapegoat, but honestly the prosecutor wont want a Florida eye doctor when s/he can get a US Senator. No prosecutor ever BECAME a Senator from putting a Florida eye doctor in jail.
One last note: the regular media could have picked all of this up two months ago; only, they apparently decided that they could get away with ignoring it because it was coming from the Daily Caller. While I certainly dont mind people thus coming to the conclusion that online sources are faster at breaking stories, youd think that print and television media might have a different viewpoint about that
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Let me just forestall something: yes, the FBI can and will ignore any random desires of the administration to squash this investigation, largely because Barack Obama wont put any of those desires in writing and the FBI know that it will still be around long after Barack Obama retires to Hawaii. Certainly the next Director of the FBI plans to be. I know that its fashionable to assume and assert that the White House can order the bureaucracy to commit acts of seppuku without stint, but the reality is that the true infrastructure of the federal government is right now transitioning to patiently waiting for the current lame duck to inexorably leave office. Its remarkably good at that.
Disgraced Secretary Hillary and Menendez have something in common in regards to their sexual proclivities.
..the deal hasn't be paid for yet
Has he reimbursed the hookers yet?
Thanks for the link.
Just watching the Posties twitch on this one you know they've taken a look at the webpages for SEX TOURS TO DOMINICA! There are thousands of them ~ complete with pictures and offers. Everything goes ~ and this is where so many of their Democrat buddies have been going.
The rot is deep ~ and the Republicans may yet take over the Senate before Spring.
The left has an angle in this one that's not quite apparent ~ we all thought they liked kiddie sex, but they seem to now be of the impression that's an attitude that hurts the bottom line (that's a pun too) so they're going to tell all!
He voted as directed. Those who directed him how to vote paid the pimp for the girls services.
Arent the left the ones trying to legitimize and promote pedophilia, not that they succeeded in “normalizing” homosexuality???
Where are the GOP in all this Menendez mess?
Instead of the Hispano Racist, Marco Rubio, Mexican Drug Cartel, Obama-Loving Illegal Alien Amnesty nonsense.....every GOP Senator needs to be speaking out....and up....about Menendez pedophilia problems.
You wonder how many GOP may be involved.....the Fanjul family who own the DR property involved are big GOP donors too
Bob Menendez Underage Prostitution Scandal Barely Being Reported By Mainstream Media
That's because it's not a story to them. He's a lib, a dem, and a minority. Nothing to report. Nothing to prosecute. A few conservatives will stomp around. Talk radio will get worked up. Joe Public won't have a clue. In six months it will be old news. In six years, he'll be re-elected by a large majority.
I see that having sex with children becomes a non-story when the perp happens to be a US Senator with a ‘D’ after his name.
Not going to happen. They are all members of the same club. The only difference here is that if Menendez happened to be a Republican, every news outlet and network in America would be running this story 24/7.
Oh, he’ll be punished severely - they’ll “censure” him, he’ll keep his senate seat, and it will be back to business as normal.
Doesn’t matter now - it was suppressed (along with many other scandals) until after the election. Nobody really cares anymore because they have an end game plan that they expect will slap the People down and leave the government in total control.
Bob Menendez suicide watch?
Bob Menendez suicide watch?
True.....if M-dez was GOP this would be Page 1 news. However...the GOP need to nad up and speak out...unless they are also involved
The Fanjul family are pretty powerful. They paid off Bush I and Clinton to get sugar imports excluded from NAFTA.....and those exclusions are still there
C'mon with the minority tag! Except for his name he's as white (and thus unprotected) as I am!
Your comments are right on target.