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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:09 PM

Report: Menendez faces ethics complaint

Source: Politico

The election’s over but Republicans aren’t giving up their fight to tarnish Sen. Bob Menendez.

Middlesex County Republicans filed an ethics complaint against the New Jersey Democrat less than a week after his reelection, accusing him of violating Senate rules by failing to seek permission or disclose travel and lodging provided by a campaign donor, the Washington Free Beacon reported Monday.

County Republicans have asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate why Menendez did not seek permission from the Senate or report several trips he took to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic since 2010. According to the Free Beacon, Menendez took at least four trips on a corporate jet owned by Salomon Melgen, who has donated more than $200,000 to Democrats since the early 1990s, including nearly $13,000 to Menendez.

“It does not appear that Senator Menendez’s apparent acceptance of private jet travel and luxury lodging was permitted by Senate gift rules,” states the complaint, according to the Free Beacon. “Nor does it appear that Senator Menendez disclosed acceptance of this travel and lodging on his financial disclosure form—as he would be required to do even if the gifts were otherwise permissible.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-congress/2012/11/report-menendez-faces-ethics-complaint-149297.html

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Freddie Stubbs Nov 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #1
underthematrix Nov 2012 #2
The Wizard Nov 2012 #3
blueclown Nov 2012 #4
sandyshoes17 Nov 2012 #5
sandyshoes17 Nov 2012 #6
Dawson Leery Nov 2012 #7
Kingofalldems Apr 2013 #12
Pab Sungenis Nov 2012 #8
ahostett Nov 2012 #9
Kingofalldems Mar 2013 #10
Kingofalldems Mar 2013 #11

Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:13 PM

1. The Dems should push why Thomas did not report his wife's income for ten years

it is time to play the same game .... to a point

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:22 PM

2. It's the GOPKKKers snatching at straws. We know there's nothing

here because well . . . it involves republicans who are the authors of confusion and lies.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:25 PM

3. Yet more proof

Republicans are jerkoffs. Rove got Christie to investigate Menendez for specious reasons. It's why he wasn't fired as a united States Attorney.
Same shit, different day.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:32 PM

4. I'd like to hear Menendez's side of the story

This smells big-time.

I don't care if this is a Democrat or a Republican, this is essentially lobbying in a back-handed form...

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:37 PM

5. I really like him

I hope this pans out to nothing. He just beat a Koch funded opponent. But if he is quilty let the chips fall. It's a shame.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:43 PM

6. "donated more than 200,000.00 since 1990"

I like that line. That's over 20 yrs. the republicans get millions .

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:05 PM

7. Repugs attempted the same smear campaign in 2006.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 5, 2013, 03:35 PM

12. I guess it's over now that he has been cleared.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:05 PM

8. Menendez is a crook.

 

Those of us in Jersey know that. I couldn't even hold my nose enough to vote for him this year. He's part of the old-school machine which is mobbed up to the earlobes.

My only hope is that he can ride out the shitstorm until January 2014, when Governor Booker can replace him with another Democrat.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:17 PM

9. Not a Menendez fan either

Last edited Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:46 PM - Edit history (1)

The Sen. pointedly did not get involved in the whole Higher Ed "reform" plan hatched by Chris Christie and George Norcross (the S Jersey Democratic power broker), which was really just an attempt to liquidate Rutgers assets in order to give then to the Cooper-Rowan Medical School in Camden (Norcross's pet project). Menendez's silence was culpable I think, and indicated a lack of a principled stand on the issue, much unlike his colleague Frank Lautenberg, who had plenty to say in support of our cause.

A poor decision on his part (especially since we eventually faced Christie and Norcross down), and one that many S Jersey Democrats are not likely to soon forget.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2013, 08:33 PM

10. Aw shucks--it's all a repub dirty trick

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:45 AM

11. I guess not now with the latest news.

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