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BOYLE: SEN. MENENDEZ REFUSES TO RELEASE TRAVEL RECORDS

Posted on | November 1, 2012 | 11 Comments

The prostitution allegations against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez have caused the Democrat’s challenger, Republican Joe Kyrillos, to demand that Menendez release his travel records. There are important questions about Menendez’s trips to the Dominican Republic — where two prostitutes have claimed they were paid to have sex with him — and yet the senator’s staff will not respond to the Daily Caller’s Matthew Boyle’s questions about the records:

Menendez spokeswoman Tricia Enright has refused to answer any questions on the subject. . . .
Enright has not answered when asked if Menendez will release his travel records.
Menendez’s 2012 public schedule shows no events listed for Easter or the following three days. On Easter Sunday this year, aircraft records obtained by TheDC show that Menendez donor Salomon Melgen’s private plane left Florida the morning of Easter Sunday, stopped at the Teterboro private airport near Menendez’s home in New Jersey, and flew on to the Dominican Republic.
Two days later it returned to the United States, from a private airport near Casa de Campo.
Melgen, an ophthalmologist and owner of an eye clinic in Florida, appears to have lent Menendez the use of his plane on several occasions and it is known that Sen. Menendez has been a regular visitor to the Dominican Republic.
On at least one occasion, according to a news account, Menendez has been a guest at Melgen’s Casa de Campo home.
Melgen has donated $14,700 to Menendez’s campaigns since 1993, with the bulk of it coming since he became a U.S. Senator, according to Federal Election Commission data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Smoke, fire, some assembly required. If Sen. Menendez has nothing to hide, why is his office refusing to address Boyle’s questions?

UPDATE: Ace of Spades:

Maybe he’s afraid his travel records were #hacked.

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  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Ace:

    Well, I guess I shouldn’t call them “hookers.” Let’s say “escorts.”

    Escorts, for your penis.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Can’t blame Menendez for trying to stonewall it. He only has to last five days to get to the election. Obama’s been stonewalling on Benghazi for 50 days and is being allowed to get away with it by the media.

  • Libertarian Advocate

    Note to ALL dumb cheapskates: Pay the girls what you bargained for their services and WE wouldn’t ever hear about this stuff.

  • Wayne Keller

    He never said he has nothing to hide.

  • Wayne Keller

    He has to wait until a rigorous investigation ( in which he’s not participating) is completed before commenting.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    If it were untrue and the travel records showed he was there, he should release them and deny it is true.

    The problem is it is true, and he knows it, and he knows if he denies it he is likely to face some sort of Senate probe (maybe he is into that).

  • Eric Dondero

    Video just surfaced of Menendez blasting comfort women for Japanese soldiers during WWII. He compared prostitution to slavery for African Americans.
    Plus, Roger Stone friend of NYC Madam Kristin Davis who spilled the beans on Elliott Spitzer, is promising “more prostitutes” will come forward on Menendez in the coming days, maybe hours. (Stone’s Tweet at LibertarianRepublican.net)
    This thing is rich!

  • Eric Dondero

    OH-MY-GOD!!! Drudge now headlining that a Secret Service agent involved in the Columbian Prostitute scandal has committed suicide.

  • JeffS

    Menendez is probably consulting with Bill Clinton with his response.

    And a getting a critique on dealing with hookers in the bargain.

  • Aaron1960