Days before the November election, Tucker Carlson’s garbage shop rolled this out:
Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.
In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000-acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.
. . The other woman recounted, with apparent bitterness, receiving from an intermediary only $100 of the $500 she had been promised. “He lies,” she said of Menendez. “He says one thing and does another.”
He even welches on his whores! Let’s not vote for this guy.
Well, it didn’t work, Menendez got re-elected. That didn’t stop the Daily Caller from keeping at it though, piling up lurid stories on and accusations against him: –Long-time escort. –New call girl charges. –Prostitution spree. –Only 16 years old. Actual DC headline: “Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls'” Also: “Bob Menendez’s hometown a major sex-trafficking destination” Even his hometown was into hookers!
Well, we learned today that the whole thing was a smear job. A professional political hit.
The Washington Post:
An escort who appeared on a video claiming that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid her for sex has told Dominican authorities that she was instead paid to make up the claims and has never met or seen the senator, according to court documents and two people briefed on her claim.
The woman said a local lawyer had approached her and a fellow escort and asked them to help frame Menendez and a top donor, Salomon Melgen, according to affidavits obtained by The Washington Post.
And Tucker hyped the ‘scoop’ as big election news. It was actually a conspiracy.
The escort, Nexis de los Santos Santana, 23, said in an affidavit she was hired by lawyer Miguel Galvan to do a taped interview with journalists in mid-October. Galvan explained to her that a false account was needed for a divorce case. De los Santos said she was surreptitiously taped implicating Menendez, Melgen and prominent Dominican lawyer Vinicio Castillo Selmán, Melgen’s cousin, in hiring prostitutes.
“Those are my words and that is me, but it does not reflect the truth,” she said in her affidavit.
In his statement, Galvan said the other attorney misled him about the purpose of the tape, saying he was working as a divorce lawyer for a client and simply needed someone to confirm infidelity on tape.
Now we get to see who was behind the crime to pay Caribbean hookers to subvert democracy in New Jersey. It’s a good thing they chose the Daily Caller for their conduit because, you know, complete joke. Otherwise this could have been a serious and sad episode, where the defeated Menendez, career over, could only say “I told you so” for the rest of his tarnished life.