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.