Tag Archive: Robert Menendez

Park Service OKs Immigration Reform Rally On ‘Closed’ National Mall




” A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown.

Organizers for the “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform” were spotted Monday setting up a stage and equipment on the National Mall for the rally which will take place on Tuesday.”










New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez ‘Courted Married Woman And Took Her On Puerto Rican Vacation’

  ” An explosive new report claims New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez courted a married newspaper publisher and  took her on an exclusive beach vacation to the home of his friend, the then-governor of Puerto Rico.  The New York Post reports that photos provided to the newspaper show Menendez, 59, and Cecilia Reynolds enjoying a getaway on the island. One picture shows Ms Reynolds, 50, sitting naked on a beach and smiling at the camera ‘suggestively,’ according to the Post.”

Sen. Menendez Says He Looks Forward to Vindication





” Sen. Robert Menendez, who has maintained all along that he never paid prostitutes for sex, said he is looking forward to whatever evidence emerges from courts in the Dominican Republic to vindicate him.

A Dominican lawyer on Monday released an affidavit from a 23-year-old woman saying she fabricated a story about Menendez paying her for sex.

“I’ve always said that these are false, they’re smears,” Menendez, D-N.J., told reporters at the Capitol, referring to published reports that he paid prostitutes for sex in the Dominican Republic. “And, so, I look forward to seeing whatever the Dominican courts have that prove what I’ve said all along.” ”



   Remember that the prostitution allegations are the ” look , squirrel ” of the Menendez scandal . It’s all about the port deal , access and corruption … not hookers .







” Fausto Rosario Adames, a respected journalist in the Dominican Republic and editor of the well known Acento news website, has called on Dominican President Danilo Medina to launch an investigation of possible fraud in the disputed and controversial port security deal involving Dr. Salomon Melgen and his friend, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).

In an editorial published in Spanish on Wednesday at Acento, and translated into English by this author, Adames says that efforts by Senator Menendez to prevent the United States from donating a second port security X-Ray machine to Dominican customs officials represent “an attack on the interests of the Dominican Republic”:”





Casa de Campo: A gated paradise: An inside look at the exclusive Dominican resort where the rich and famous vacation — and where Sen. Robert Menendez was occasionally a guest.


Who paid for the lodging ? This looks even more expensive than the private flights .


” On Tuesday, the National Journal reported that Menendez spent up to 87 percent of his entire wealth to pay back campaign donor Dr. Salomon Melgen for two 2010 flights to the Dominican Republic. Menenedez has admitted to three such flights aboard Melgen’s jet and claims all three occurred in 2010.

“When Robert Menendez arrived in the U.S. Senate in 2006, he was a relative pauper in a chamber often called a millionaires’ club,” National Journal’s Shane Goldmacher reported.

The New Jersey Democrat ranked 97th out of 100 senators in terms of his personal wealth, according to financial records filed that year and compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. So Menendez’s decision last month to use his personal funds to reimburse a prominent political contributor $58,500 for two flights to the Dominican Republic came at a major cost. The repayment amounts to between 32 percent and 87 percent of the assets Menendez reported holding in bank accounts and stock, according to his latest financial-disclosure form, which was filed last year.

Menendez did not pay Melgen back for the flights until early 2013, after investigative reports incited public scrutiny. Menendez paid Melgen $58,500 in early January for two of the flights. The third was paid for by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which Menendez chaired back in 2010.”


There would seem to be lots of questions regarding Mr Menendez’ finances .