The real Robert Menendez scandal emerging
It’s not just about Dominican prostitutes (which he still denies).
It’s about questionable business connections, as reported by Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart.com, The Corrupt Origins of the Melgen-Menendez Dominican Port Security Deal:
The saga of the Dominician port security deal that has embroiled Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and his friend and major donor Dr. Salomon Melgen began in December 2000 when retired Major General Javier Juan Rene Beauchamp, Commander of the Dominican Armed Forces from 1975 to 1978 and “one of the strong men of the government of 12 years of Joaquín Balaguer,” was assassinated at his home in the Dominican Republic just months after Hipolito Mejia was elected as the country’s new president….
From 2006 to 2011 the company was virtually inactive. An audit related to the lawsuit showed that it had only $50,000 in assets during this period–$10,000 in cash and $40,000 in equipment. But when the well connected Dr. Salomon Melgen purchased half of ICSSI in August of 2011, the company’s future began to look much brighter.
Now that Senator Menendez has been named Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, ICSSI may finally begin to cash in on the questionable $500 million port security deal, provided that Senator Menendez survives the current scandal in which he is embroiled.
And activities, Report: Menendez Intervention May Have Damaged Anti-Cocaine Efforts:
If the mainstream media, including both the New York Times and CNN, have seemed more eager than usual to entertain corruption accusations against a powerful Democrat, that may be because new details are emerging that are tough to ignore. The Times, which called upon Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to be relieved of his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, now points to a possible link to anti-cocaine efforts.
In an article appearing in Monday’s edition, Times reporters Eric Lipton and William K. Rashbaum highlight Menendez’s apparent public intervention in July 2012 on behalf of a friend, Dr. Salomon Mengen, who had taken over a contract to provide port security in the Dominican Republic. As documented Feb. 6 by Breitbart News’ Michael Patrick Leahy, Menendez pressed the State Department to protect Mengen’s contract rights.
It’s just a matter of time until Menendez is thrown overboard by the Dems.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
Corruption is the norm for Democrats.
Seems Brennan lied under oath:
I don’t think the Boston Globe has had even one article on the Menendez story.
The big New Joisey dailies and even the NYT are NOT defending Menendez, so it is just a matter of days, I would bet.
Friday night news dump.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
Mark Twain – Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar
The way the NYT is approaching this via story lines and editorials, I wouldn’t be surprised if their goal is to have him shamed to the point of resignation for cronyism so the rest of it dies. Or, at least they will stop coverage and ignore any prostitution developments until they have no choice. Perhaps the rest of the MSM is thinking the same way, too.
It’s easy for a politician to remain influential after a cronyism scandal. It might even make them a more valuable lobbyist, after all. But it’s harder to recover from any entanglement in underage prostitution, even for progressive organizations looking for his service. Weiner seems somewhat challenged to return to being a player, and he was only caught dallying with another adult!
The Democrats and the NYT (but I repeat myself) are known for defending their own. The fact there is only a token defense implies the Democrats know this is over.
DUH! He’s a Democrat from Nuh Joisey!
Is anyone really shocked? Surprised?
Menendez had better go all mea culpa ASAP because of what happened to another scandalized Jerseyite, John Corzine.
Oh. Right. Never mind.
Who’s the Menendez fan giving the thumbs downs? Or why? Speak up!