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Seems like we’ve been through this before. There’s a big splash in the papers accusing Bob Menendez of being a bad guy, everyone on the right goes ballistic and quite a few on the left (including some of our commenters) pile on, then the allegations are slowly either proved incorrect or even made up.
It happened with Chris Christie’s election year subpoena. Menendez had helped donors keep a non-profit medical center open in a building he owned, and since they paid him rent it was turned into Menendez stealing taxpayers’ dollars instead of helping provided needed health care in an underserved area. Turned out that not only couldn’t Christie or another US Attorney find anything, but the next USA actually wrote a letter clearing Menendez of doing anything wrong. That doesn’t happen often.
Now we have an anonymous allegation from a fake e-mail address that Menendez traveled to the Dominican to have sex with teenage girls. Then a conservative hit-website published it. For some reason, and think of how much this is costing us, the FBI has to investigate including flying agents to the Dominican Republic. So what have they found?
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.
Those are my italics, but that’s pretty important. Univision has one of the women on tape saying she never met Menendez, and the man who allegedly threw the party says Menendez has always been a gentleman.
Women denies it, party-host denies it, FBI finds no supporting evidence, and the person or people who started this all used a fake name, fake e-mail and won’t talk to anyone.
These two situations — the health care facility and these more salacious allegations — are both a lot of smoke from politically motivated allegations, and point to a pattern with Menendez’s opponents. Which leads me to wonder if there isn’t an effort to blow smoke at Menendez in an effort to get people to start screaming FIRE!