After FBI raid, Menendez blames ‘right wing blog’ for scandal woes


http://twitter.com/#!/kasie/status/296687808414900225

Is it VAST? RT @politicalwire: Sen.Menendez denies using prostitutes, blames “a poltiically-motivated right-wing blog” politicalwire.com/archives/2013/…

— Rev JJ Lewis (@RevJJLewis) January 30, 2013

Hey, you can’t blame a guy for trying, right? The “right-wing conspiracy” defense has worked out pretty well for others in the Democrat party. Right-wing blogs have come a long way since 1998, though, and they hold up pretty well against “real journalists” who seem to overlook shenanigans when distracted by a shiny “D” next to someone’s name. Get the FBI involved, though, and things get tricky.

@kasie Wow, right-wing blogs now control the FBI. I quit blogging too soon

— donsurber (@donsurber) January 30, 2013

As Twitchy reported much earlier today, the FBI paid a visit to the home of a friend and financial backer of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

Kudos to Matthew Boyle of Breitbart.com, who just keeps advancing the story. Boyle says he has obtained emails showing an FBI agent offering to fly the source of the prostitution story to “a location where you can feel safe” to help with the inquiry. Someone needs to tell the FBI this is all being manufactured by a right-wing blog; that would save airfare, at least.

BREAKING: Emails: FBI sought to meet Menendez prostitution source in Miami week before raid of donor’s clinic:bit.ly/WfIeIz

— Matthew Boyle (@mboyle1) January 30, 2013

Via @mboyle1 | More emails revealed in #Menendez investigation. FBI wanted sources to come to Miami. @viralread viralread.com/2013/01/30/sup…

— Oliver M. Barie (@OliverBarie) January 30, 2013

@mboyle1 all the while he’s getting his freak on with 16 year old children. Where are the CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS @johnboehner

— KatrinaLimited (@KatrinaLimited) January 30, 2013

“politically motivated right wing blog” : Bob Menendez as “supermarket tabloid trash” : John Edwards

— … (@Hoosier114) January 31, 2013

No-name Repub flubs abortion/rape question MEDIA GOES INSANE. Menendez embroiled in underage hooker ring & crickets. Media protects State.

— John Nolte(@NolteNC) January 30, 2013

Doing great work on Menendez scandal==> @mboyle1 == he’s got ‘em whining about “right-wing blogs.” #justablogger #FTW

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 30, 2013

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Update:

This is interesting. A right-wing blog going by the name “NBC News” is reporting tonight that Menendez forgot to reimburse his fundraiser friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen, for two round-trip flights on a private jet to the Dominican Republic in 2010, writing a personal check for $58,000 three years late.

U.S. Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) writes $58K personal check to reimburse fundraiser for 2 flights to Dominican Republic bit.ly/VtAHDU

— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) January 31, 2013

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