A Breitbart reporter caught up with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez at Newark Penn Station last night. She asked him where he spent Easter last year and if he traveled on Dr. Salomon Melgen’s private jet over the holiday.
Menendez dodged the question. “Basically, the people who have all said that have all filed affidavits saying they lied.”
Three Dominican women have signed affidavits saying that they were paid to lie about having sex with Menendez in exchange for money. No one has alleged that those women piloted Melgen’s plane
A federal grand jury in Miami is investigating Menendez’s relationship with Melgen. Melgen, who contributed $700,000 to Menendez’s campaign coffers is under investigation for Medicare fraud. Menendez intervened with Medicare officials. He also put pressure on the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security to help Melgen’s Dominican port security company collect on a $500 million contract with the Dominican government.
As a United States Senator, Menendez is required to disclose and get Ethics Committee approval for expensive gifts like travel on a private jet. Prompted by NJ State Senator Sam Thompson’s ethics complaint, Menendez admitted in January of this year that he had traveled twice on Melgen’s jet in 2010. He then reimbursed Melgen $58,500 for those flights.
But Thompson’s complaint included an allegation that Menendez flew to the Dominican Republic on Melgen’s jet on Sunday April 8, 2012. Menendez has not accounted for that flight. He hasn’t denied being on that flight.