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Harry Reid 'confident' Sen. Menendez 'did nothing wrong'
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Last Updated: 10:49 AM, February 3, 2013
Posted: 10:43 AM, February 3, 2013

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he has the "utmost confidence" in fellow Democratic Sen. Robert "Pumpkinhead" Menendez and says he has confidence the New Jersey senator "did nothing wrong" in associating with a prominent political donor who appears to be under investigation by the FBI.

Reid adds: "But that's what investigations are all about."

Menendez's office last week disclosed that he reimbursed the donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, for the full cost of two trips that Menendez took in 2010 to the Dominican Republic.

The FBI searched the eye doctor's office in a raid that took place on Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Reid said on ABC's "This Week" that he's comfortable with Menendez serving as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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CNN TV Exclusive: Menendez speaks out, rebuts prostitute claims
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(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Robert "Pumpkinhead" Menendez in an exclusive television interview with CNN on Monday, denied claims that he had engaged in parties with prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic.

"The bottom line is all those smears are absolutely false," Menendez told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash on Capitol Hill.

The New Jersey Democrat is also battling allegations of improper travel with a generous donor whose plane he took to the Dominican Republic and who has business ties in the Caribbean nation.

Shortly before Election Day, a conservative online publication cited three unidentified sources who claimed Menendez had flown on private planes to the Caribbean and during the trips had sex parties with prostitutes.

Menendez, however, fired back on Monday and called the prostitute allegations "unsubstantiated."

"The smears that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election - and that is totally unsubstantiated and it's amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a web site can drive that type of story into the mainstream," he said.

"But that's what they've done successfully. Now nobody can find them. No one ever met them. No one ever talked to them but that's where we're at," he added.

His comments came as one of the women accused of being a prostitute involved with Menendez denied those claims in a Spanish-language interview released on Monday.

The woman, identified as 21-year-old Yaneisi Fernandez, says she's never met Menendez or worked as a prostitute.

"I've never participated in those activities, I don't know those people or that man," Fernandez told Univision. CNN is not able to verify Fernandez's story.

As for the other allegations, Menendez has faced scrutiny for taking multiple flights in 2010 with the donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, a South Florida ophthalmologist. However, he didn't pay for the flights-valued at $58,500-until January 4 of this year.

Asked Monday why it took so long to repay the money, Menendez said he was having a busy year and chalked it up to an oversight.

"I was in a big travel schedule in 2010 as the chair of the (Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee), plus my own campaign getting ready for a re-election cycle and in the process of all of that, it unfortunately fell through the cracks," he told CNN.

"When it came to my attention that payment had not taken place, I personally paid for them in order to meet my obligation," he added.

Pressed further on how he managed to overlook such a big chunk of money, Menendez said, "The bottom line is when it came to my attention, I paid for it."

"There were a series of flights that were alleged," he continued. "Several of them were shown not to be the case, but after the election when I got to look at the allegations and I did my own self-inspection, I ultimately came forward. As a matter of fact, one of those flights I self reported."

Another issue has to do with whether Menendez advocated on Capitol Hill on behalf of ICSSI - a port security company in which Melgen has a stake. The company had a contract to screen cargo that went through Dominican ports, but Menendez argued last July during a Senate subcommittee hearing that Dominican authorities didn't want to "live by" the contract.

Asked if he used his influence to help Melgen, he said: "I have always advocated for issues and I have advocated for policies, and that's what I have done across the board."
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The Company Sen. Sleaze-Bob Menendez Keeps
By Michelle Malkin on February 5, 2013 at 7:16pm

Put on your shocked faces: Since my bipartisan call last week for Democratic women to join the Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob movement, not a single Democratic woman in Washington has signed up. Here's the thing. The brewing scandal involving N.J. Democratic Sen. Bob "Pumpkinhead" Menendez, the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is not just a "sex scandal." It's a crony corruption scandal of sordid, soap operatic proportions.

Maybe if Menendez were a contestant on "The Bachelor," he'd finally command more widespread female attention. For their part, the Democratic women on Capitol Hill seem as uninterested in the alleged exploitation of underage prostitutes as they are in cozy donor deals, tax evasion and Medicare fraud.

Shady Menendez campaign contributor and BFF Salomon Melgen is the high-flying eye doctor at the center of the senior senator's ills. Melgen is owner of the Casa de Campo resort home where he and Menendez reportedly engaged in sexual romps with a bevy of Dominican escorts, including at least one minor girl. In his latest statement on the matter Monday, Menendez repeated his blanket denials of any wrongdoing, recycled his attack on conservative media reporting the story and labeled accounts of the alleged island sex parties "smears."

While his lips keep denying, his actions smack of lying. Last week, he sheepishly disclosed that he had just reimbursed Melgen in January of this year for nearly $60,000 in expenses tied to two of three private jet trips to the Dominican Republic in 2010—which he had never admitted taking before. Senate rules require prior approval of such private jet travel and luxury lodging. Senate rules also require financial disclosure of such gifts after approval.

Menendez ignored all the rules, blamed his staff and now wheedles that the matter simply "fell through the cracks."

But you know what didn't fall through the cracks? A special multimillion-dollar port security contract Melgen wanted with the Dominican Republic. The politically connected ophthalmologist—who forked over $700,000 to help Menendez and other Democrats get re-elected last cycle—has zero experience in port security. But Menendez used a Senate hearing last summer to lobby for enforcement of the contract Melgen's company has with the Dominican government.

Menendez also met with officials from the Obama State and Commerce departments on the matter, though he was careful not to mention Melgen by name. One of Menendez's longtime senior legislative aides, Pedro Pablo Permuy, will be in charge of operations, according to Melgen's cousin and legal mouthpiece Vinicio Castillo Seman. The contract is estimated to be worth up to $1 billion over the next 20 years, according to The Miami Herald.

How do you say "crony government" in Spanish? Know-nothing Menendez denies any knowledge of his veteran aide's involvement with the company, of course. Or rather, his lips have issued another in a long line of denials.

Wait, there's more. While Melgen shelled out millions to Menendez and the Democratic Party over the years, he is a serial tax evader. The jet-setting doc incurred liens of $1.3 million before 2002, $6.2 million in 2011, and a still outstanding $11.1 million lien between 2006 and 2009. And the FBI and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—not a part of the "right-wing" blogosphere the last time I checked—are now sifting through boxes of documents they carted away during last week's raid of Melgen's offices as part of a Medicare fraud investigation.

The feds finally acted after a document shredding truck was spotted outside Melgen's clinic. I think it's safe to say a "right-wing blog" didn't send it.

So far, the magical "D" after Sen. Sleaze-Bob's name has conferred supernatural immunity upon him. New Jersey Democrats are AWOL. Liberal columnists for the nation's fishwraps of record remain uninterested. David Letterman was too busy trading fat jokes with donut-munching N.J. Gov. Chris Christie. And Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stubbornly clung to his assertion this week that Menendez "did nothing wrong."

But the mountains of Things Menendez Should Have Known But Conveniently Overlooked and Things Menendez Should Have Done But Conveniently Forgot just keep growing. My invitation to Democratic women on Capitol Hill to join Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob still stands. Guess it must have fallen through the cracks.
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FBI sources: Menendez investigation moved to Newark, NJ
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WASHINGTON - MAY 24: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (Crook-NV) (R) gets a hug from U.S. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Robert Menendez (Reconquista-NJ) during a news conference on Capitol Hill May 24, 2005 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


Two FBI sources have told The Daily Caller that the bureau’s inquiry into Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob "Pumpkinhead" Menendez is now based in New Jersey, not Miami. One added that pressure is mounting from the highest levels of the Justice Department to pursue the investigation.

The change of focus away from the bureau’s Miami field office indicates that the government is focused primarily on Sen. Menendez — and not on his longtime donor Dr. Salomon Melgen, as political observers have speculated.

Menendez is embroiled in a scandal sparked by allegations that he slept with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.

The Daily Caller first reported in 2012 on the allegations, publishing videotaped interviews with two women, neither of whom was under 18 years old, who said they were paid to have sex with the senator.

One source, a current agent in an East Coast field office, declined to be quoted but told TheDC that the initial investigation began in Miami and was later moved to Newark, New Jersey.

He would not specify who was managing the investigation or when it was moved north.

The other source is a recently retired agent with direct knowledge of the investigation.

Documents published online in January by an anonymous whistle-blower included emails to and from an FBI agent based in Miami.

“I don’t have a comment,” Special Agent Barbara Woodruff told TheDC from the Newark Field Office. “Per DOJ policy, we cannot comment on the existence or non-existence of any investigation.”

Citing its own sources close to Menendez, PolitickerNJ reported Monday evening that the FBI has had no contact with the senator about its investigation.

Menendez has forcefully denied any involvement with prostitutes of any age, though he recently reimbursed Melgen $58,500 for two private jet trips to the Dominican Republican in 2010.
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Menendez, Melgen, And Immigration—Dr. Melgen Is An Immigrant Himself
By James Fulford on February 7, 2013 at 10:21am

Robert "Pumpkinhead" Menendez, a Cuban-American Democratic Senator from New Jersey, is involved in a sex-and-corruption scandal with Dr. Salomon Melgen and some possibly underage hookers in the Dominican Republic. (For the record, the age of consent in the Dominican Republic is 18...and 16 in New Jersey.)

Michelle Malkin has covered some aspects of it in two columns: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob—Robert Menendez’s Caribbean Sex Trips Expose Dem Hypocrisy and The Company Sen. Sleaze-Bob Menendez Keeps.

Robert Stacy McCain has pointed to a certain lack of interest by the Democratic-controlled Mainstream Media: If You Don’t Think ‘Jailbait Hookers’ Is Headline News, You Don’t Know News

Now the Daily Caller's Mickey Kaus tweets an actual corruption story from an MSM source.

So at what point is it appropriate to point out that Dr. Melgen is actually an immigrant himself? Only this story in the Miami Herald described him as an immigrant:

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By most appearances, Dr. Salomon Melgen embodies the great American immigrant success story: A native of the Dominican Republic, Melgen has earned renown as one of South Florida’s leading eye surgeons. He owns a sprawling, waterfront home in North Palm Beach valued at about $3 million. He gives generously to charities and rubs elbows with prominent politicians.[Complex portrait of doctor linked to Menendez probe, January 31, 2013]
Other stories, in a previously noted euphemism, say "Melgen is a native of the Dominican Republic but has lived in the U.S. since 1980."

I. E. he's one of those skilled immigrants we hear so much about. The Melgen Eye Center has produced many benefits for Americans who can now see better. It must have produced a lot of benefits for Americans, or Salomon Melgen would never have been able to spend $700, 000 in donations to a Senator from another state, and he wouldn't have been accused of overbilling Medicare for $8.9 million dollars.

But even if he's not going to be on welfare like other immigrants from the Dominican Republic, he's not actually going to constitute a net benefit for America.
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Menendez flew on donor's plane in unreported 2008 trip to Dominican Republic, sources say
By Jana Winter
Published February 12, 2013
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Sept. 27, 2012: Sen. Robert Menendez speaks in Sayreville, N.J.AP


Sen. Robert "Pumpkinhead" Menendez took at least one more trip to the Dominican Republic on the plane of a doctor and campaign donor than he has publicly admitted, according to sources who spent time with the New Jersey Democrat on the unreported visit.

Menendez, already under fire for his association with a South Florida doctor and political contributor whose offices were raided by the FBI on Jan. 29, visited the Dominican Republic on the doctor's private jet in 2008 and took part in an exclusive private golf charity tournament, the sources said.

Sources said Menendez flew on Dr. Salomon Melgen's plane to the Dominican Republic in April that year for the invite-only Sugar Open golf tournament at Casa de Campo, an exclusive vacation resort popular with American visitors. While there, Menendez stayed at the doctor's Casa de Campo villa, the sources said.

"He was on the doc's jet in 2008 -- that I guarantee," a source who attended the same event told FoxNews.com.

The senator did not report the 2008 trip in his annual disclosure forms, according to records reviewed by FoxNews.com. Depending on how the trip was funded, it's possible he was not required to. But claims Menendez attended the 2008 golf tournament would appear to conflict with a recent statement from the senator's office that he only flew on the donor's plane in 2010.

Representatives for both Melgen and Menendez did not return requests from FoxNews.com for comment. FoxNews.com communicated directly with the spokeswoman for Menendez on Monday, before this story was published, but the office did not comment on the record despite repeated requests.

After this story was first published, a statement denying that Menendez took an April 2008 flight with Melgen was sent to another news organization.

"This story is simply not true," the statement said.

The senator’s office has not responded to a question from FoxNews.com on whether any trip was taken on the doctor’s plane in 2008.

The annual Sugar Open event, which is hosted by sugar barons Alfy and Pepe Fanjul, "actually incorporates four evenings of entertainment as well as three days of golf," according the tournament website.

Menendez reportedly is under scrutiny by the Senate Ethics Committee, after failing to report previous trips on Melgen's private plane. The FBI is also thought to be investigating allegations from a purported whistleblower claiming Menendez traveled on the plane to procure prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, a claim the senator has denied.

Menendez has said he traveled on Melgen's plane three times, and did not initially report two of those trips -- personal trips to the Dominican Republic he took in 2010. Late last month, the senator said he reimbursed the doctor $58,500 on Jan. 4, after news reports prompted his staffers' review of the senator's travel logs.

"Senator Menendez has traveled on Dr. Melgen's plane on three occasions, all of which have been paid for and reported appropriately," a Menendez spokesman said at the time.

But sources who attended the 2008 tournament say that's not true.

"That's ridiculous, I heard him say that he only flew with him three times -- I saw him -- I absolutely guarantee the senator flew to the tournament in 2008 on the doctor's plane," one source told FoxNews.com.

A review of Menendez' financial disclosure forms shows that he did not report receiving any "reportable travel" worth more than $335 in 2008. It's possible he wasn't compelled to -- if a lawmaker makes a prompt reimbursement for travel expenses, he or she does not need to report it. However, lawmakers are otherwise expected to report travel if the value exceeds $335.

Melgen, in 2008, was using a different plane from the one Menendez flew on in 2010.

During the 2008 trip, Menendez and the doctor played golf in the tournament during the day. Sources described the senator's golf skills as "not good."

After they hit the links, Alfy Fanjul hosted his annual opening party. The tournament raises money for the Fanjul's Mission International Rescue charities that cater largely to underprivileged youth in the Dominican Republic. Its website has been "unavailable" since late last week.

"Everyone was there -- this is the who's who of billionaires, you can't even imagine how powerful these people are. No expense was spared," the source said.

The source said there was vintage Dom Perignon pouring from an open bar from afternoon until 1 a.m. There were about 500 people at the white tablecloth affair.

But Menendez and the doctor reportedly didn't attend. "They had their own party back at the doctor's house and I guess that party was better," the source said.

The Senate Ethics Committee declined to comment Friday on whether it was looking into or aware of any 2008 trips by Menendez to the Dominican Republic. Menendez earlier told reporters it was unfortunate that the two previously acknowledged trips in 2010 "fell through the cracks."

"I was in a big travel schedule in 2010 as the chairman of the DSCC" -- the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee -- "plus my own campaign getting ready for the election cycle," Menendez said.

Menendez' office said earlier that the senator's reimbursement was for the full cost of two flights on Melgen's plane to the Dominican Republic for personal trips in 2010.

The third flight he took on his friend's jet was to a campaign event in May 2010, and this was reported to the Federal Election Commission as $5,400 paid by the DSCC.
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Donor controversy taking toll on Sen. Menendez's popularity: poll
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Last Updated: 7:50 AM, February 21, 2013
Posted: 7:50 AM, February 21, 2013



TRENTON, NJ — A new poll shows a donor controversy is taking a toll on Sen. Robert "Pumpkinhead" Menendez's popularity.

The Quinnipiac University poll out Thursday shows the Democrat's job approval rating at a five-year low of 36 percent, compared with 41 percent who disapprove of his performance.

It also shows 44 percent think Menendez isn't honest and trustworthy, compared with 28 percent who believe he has those qualities.

Menendez was recently named chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee. But his ties to a Florida eye doctor and political donor have been referred to a Senate ethics panel.

Menendez reimbursed the doctor $58,000 for flights to the Dominican Republican aboard his private plane.

The poll of 1,1,49 registered voters was taken Feb. 13-17 and has an error margin of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
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That beaner jew sure loves his underaged puta prostitutes, doesn't he? Scum like him get rich off of our dime, taken at the point of a gun.
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Long-time escort confirms Sen. Bob Menendez paid her for sex
10:05 PM 02/24/2013

A professional escort who travels the East Coast seeing clients in cities from Miami to Boston has identified a photo of Sen. Bob "Pumpkinhead" Menendez as a man who paid her for sex. The woman, in her late 30s, told The Daily Caller prior to seeing Menendez’s photo that she had been paid to provide sexual favors to several U.S. senators, including a New Jersey Democrat and other politicians who are no longer living.

The escort, who earns money having sex with men in upscale hotel rooms, said during an in-person interview that many of her wealthy and powerful customers use pseudonyms when arranging for her services, and when meeting her in person.

TheDC showed the woman a photo of Menendez, however, and she identified him as a former client.

Most of the client base for elite escorts in Washington is among lobbyists, politicians and other attorneys, she said. About 90 percent are involved with government.

“They’re all attorneys, lobbyists of some sort. They are all — within reason — are lobbyists or attorneys or senators.”

Menendez, she said, is “quite a hobbyist. He sees a lot of girls and doesn’t seem to have the skills to have a relationship.”

“Hobbyists,” she explained, are men who “‘hobby’ in seeing many girls, as many as they can,” referring to escorts who offer companionship and sexual favors in exchange for what they euphemistically call financial “donations.”

The woman granted multiple interviews to The Daily Caller after reading TheDC’s reporting on the fast-evolving Menendez saga. TheDC did not pay for her story, and is withholding her identity, referring to her only as “Beth” — which is not her real name.

She has serviced “tons of customers that are politicians,” she said, adding that when she is in Washington, D.C., “the majority of my customers are lobbyists.”

Tricia Enright, a spokeswoman for Sen. Menendez, responded to a phone message Friday with a one-line email saying she was “curious what you’re writing.” But she did not respond to a request for a statement about whether Menendez has ever paid women for sex, either in the Dominican Republic or in the United States.

TheDC offered on Friday to share the contents of this article with Enright on Sunday afternoon, provided that she would send a response from the senator on Sunday evening. She did not respond to that offer.

But Beth told TheDC that Menendez has been well-known among high-priced call girls since at least 2008.

Referring to allegations that Menendez had sex with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic who were as young as 16, she said it was “uncomfortable to think that a hobbyist would take that road that he took, knowing he could have all the sex he wants” with women over the age of 18. (RELATED: Dominican prostitute says Menendez “likes the youngest and newest girls”)

“You know, it’s uncomfortable to think that one of our guys, that’s a hobbying guy, would lower himself to the level of what he did,” Beth said.

“I really hurt that kids go through this stuff,” she wrote in an email.
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EXCLUSIVE--EYEWITNESS: Menendez, Donor Brunched at Diner Mile from Teterboro Airport on Easter 2012
by Matthew Boyle 24 Feb 2013

HACKENSACK, N.J, --- A local citizen who lives near Teterboro airport in northern New Jersey said he saw Democratic Sen. Bob "Pumpkinhead" Menendez and his friend Democratic Party mega-donor Dr. Salomon Melgen brunching together on Easter Sunday in 2012.

The citizen, who is active in local politics and a regular patron of the restaurant, told Breitbart News he saw Menendez and Melgen dining together at Arena Diner between shortly before noon and 12:15 p.m. on Easter Sunday last year, April 8, 2012. That is the timeframe in which Melgen’s plane refueled at Teterboro before flying directly to the Dominican Republic.

Menendez and his staff have denied he was on any flights on Melgen’s plane outside of three flights in 2010. If he was on this flight, as it appears he was, it means he will have misled the American people. This new eyewitness evidence solidifies previous reports that Menendez was likely on that flight.

The source had previously recognized Menendez, and shown a photograph of Melgen at a meeting inside the diner with this reporter, he said: “Yes, that’s him. Undeniably.”

Menendez and Melgen allegedly sat in a booth in the corner of one section of the Arena Diner restaurant right near the front. The source said Menendez faced toward the door, and Melgen faced inward toward the rest of the restaurant. Menendez had no security detail or staff with him at the diner.

The restaurant is split into three sections. The first section patrons see walking through the front door is three rows of booths. An aisle splits the first two rows, one of which is up against a wall of windows.

The second restaurant section is a typical classic diner bar, with stools on which patrons can eat, and drink coffee. An aisle slightly wider than the one splitting the first two rows of booths splits this bar from the third booth row of the first section.

The third section of the diner is much more like a modern bar and grill restaurant, adorned with paintings, decorative photos and knick-knacks along with fancier tables than the booths on the other side.

Menendez’s and Melgen’s booth that Sunday was the front-most one closest to a cash register and counter that the diner leaves up near the front door solely for display purposes. It was in that third row of booths.

That display counter sports a silvery mirror-like background and personal photographs of the owner and his family line shelves, along with other antiquated trinkets. Chalky mints sit in a bowl on the countertop for patrons to freshen their breath on the way out.

The slightly more than one-mile ride over to the Arena Diner from Teterboro airport could not be more than 15 minutes. The diner’s owner, Gus Vetsas, is a donor to Menendez’s political campaigns. Federal Election Commission records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show Vetsas has given $1,500 to Menendez’s Senate campaigns over the years.

The menu is one of a typical diner, with lots to choose from and many breakfast items. Coffee and tea are staples for most guests.

The local citizen requested anonymity from Breitbart News because he and his family worry that powerful political figures connected to Menendez, and potentially Menendez himself, may retaliate against him or his family.

The man has good reason to be afraid of the powerful, and massively corrupt, New Jersey Democrats. If his account is accurate, Menendez will likely not be able to defend himself anymore.

That is because this eyewitness’s account would prove Menendez was with Melgen a little more than a mile from Teterboro airport and would strongly suggest Menendez was on Melgen’s plane at least one more time than he’s previously admitted.

Menendez and his staff have admitted to three flights aboard Melgen’s plane, all to the Dominican Republic. Menendez and his staff have stated unequivocally that the senator was only on that plane three times, and all were in 2010. “Senator Menendez has traveled on Dr. Melgen’s plane on three occasions, all of which have been paid for and reported appropriately,” his staff said in a statement when he admitted the original wrongdoing.

One such flight was paid for by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which Menendez chaired in 2010. The other two went unaccounted for until this reporter broke the scandal while writing for The Daily Caller before the election.

Two Dominican Republic prostitutes claim they were underpaid to have sex with Menendez around Easter-time last year. After this reporter broke those allegations, local New Jersey Republicans filed an official complain with the Senate Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee’s investigation is currently ongoing.

In that ethics complaint were allegations that Menendez illicitly accepted private jet travel from Melgen on four occasions. In early 2013 almost three months after the story first broke and the ethics committee complaint was filed, Menendez admitted to the first two flights from 2010. In doing so, he and his staff claimed the failure to report the flights as gifts to the Senate Ethics Committee or reimburse Melgen for them for three years was an oversight. He cut Melgen a check from his personal bank account for $58,500--as much as 87 percent of his entire personal wealth--in January. It is unclear whether Menendez has enough money to pay for any more flights or expenses related to these Dominican trips.

In addition, Menendez’s and Melgen’s friend--powerful Dominican politician Vinicio Castillo Seman--recently slipped up and admitted the senator was in the Dominican Republic on Easter Sunday in 2012, at the scene of where the original alleged wrongdoing took place. “I’ve known Menendez as a friend and of my cousin Salomon Melgen,” Castillo said while attempting to defend Menendez amid the scandalous allegations that currently plague him. “No one has come forward on the allegations and evil accusations, we spend every Easter together in Casa de Campo.”

Though it is now known Menendez spent Easter in Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic with Melgen and Castillo, it is unclear how he got there. He and his staff have continually refused to answer that question.

But it has appeared for a long time that Menendez got there via Melgen’s plane. Flight path data obtained by Breitbart News and published in early February shows Melgen’s plane flew from Melgen’s home city West Palm Beach, Florida, to Teterboro, New Jersey, on Easter Sunday morning. It stayed there at Teterboro from its landing at 11:30 a.m. until taking off to head straight to the Dominican Republic at 12:50 p.m.

It is during this timeframe Melgen’s plane was on the ground in New Jersey, refueling and preparing for the flight to the Dominican Republic, that Breitbart News’ eyewitness in the area said he saw Menendez and Melgen brunching together at Arena Diner a mile or so away from the airport.

According to the eyewitness, the two Democratic politicos were still at the diner when he left around 12:15 p.m. on Easter Sunday, but were getting close to wrapping up their meal.

Menendez and his office continue to refuse to answer whether the senator was on that flight, or if he got to the Dominican Republic that Sunday another way.
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