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Scandal-plagued Sen. Robert Menendez meets President Hamid Karzai to fight Afghan corruption
Scandal-ridden Sen. Robert Menendez, facing a variety of corruption investigations tied to his relationship with a Florida friend and campaign donor, has met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai — to talk about ways to curb corruption.
Mr. Karzai’s office said, “Afghanistan needs earnest and sincere cooperation of the international community, particularly of the United States in its fight against corruption,” Breitbart reports. “The president called awarding of contracts to relatives and affiliates of Afghan senior officials a major source of corruption, underscoring that the United States should avoid it.”
Mr. Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, heads the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
He’s being investigated for possible quid pro quo dealings involving various businesses and his political office, as well as a prostitution scandal on a Dominican Republic trip he took with his Florida friend, Salomon Melgen, Breitbart said. Mr. Menendez has denied any wrongdoing at all.
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