Senator Robert Menendez in big trouble
Talking Points 1/31
- Duration 3:07
- Date Jan 31, 2013
Talking Points 1/31
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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us and -- senator Robert Menendez in big trouble that is -- subject of this evening's talking points memo.
59 year old New Jersey Democrat has been in the senate for seven years and is now the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Last April an anonymous source leveled allegations have been and -- to private jet trips to the Dominican Republic.
Which he did not disclose as required by senate rules the -- are all stated that Menendez and his friend doctor Solomon Mel Jim.
The owner of the -- -- under age Dominican prostitutes.
Senator Menendez denies that allegation.
-- -- -- -- Because -- my -- They say the FBI is.
The FBI now involved in the case rating the Florida office of doctor Belgian.
Reports in the Miami Herald say the doctors being investigated for number of things including fraud.
Menendez is in big trouble he is now -- 58500.
Dollars for the private jets but there's no question that he broke senate rules.
The whole story's beginning to unravel.
Know -- has donated thousands of dollars to Menendez and other big name Democrats in fact bill and Hillary Clinton even vacationed at the doctor's home and -- Koppel.
Yesterday the office of Menendez but not the senator himself issued this statement quote.
Doctor -- -- -- has been a friend and political supporter of senator Menendez from many years senator Menendez has traveled on doctor militants playing on three occasions.
All of which have been paid for and reported appropriately.
Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically motivated right wing blog and our -- We S senator Menendez for another statement today he did not send more.
The office statement refers to the daily caller web site run by Fox News contributor -- cost.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid attacked the caller on Tuesday.
I always consider the source and all anyone here has to look at is the source where this comes from which hit.
Source it is.
Brought up a lot of non -- don't don't don't I've I've told you how I feel about that source of this stuff it's really.
Typical for the source.
Now all fair minded Americans will presume that senator Menendez is innocent until proven guilty of any criminal allegation but in general in general.
Exploiting children is -- worst possible scenario for any politician in Menendez has to know that.
The evidence clearly shows that he was not upfront about the jet trips but that's a trifle compared to the underage prostitution allegation.
For those of us in the media who want to be responsible and fair it's a very tough story to cover and a factor held it back for some top.
But now the story has advanced far beyond the rumor stage.
As an American I hope Menendez did not have anything to do -- exploiting children.