A Miami federal grand jury is investigating Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez for allegations that he improperly used his congressional muscle to benefit a wealthy campaign donor who was a friend.
The Associated Press reports that federal agents are interviewing witnesses who might shed light on Mr. Menendez’s relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor who also served as a flight companion on trips to the Dominican Republic.
Mr. Menendez has repeatedly denied any improprieties — which have also included allegations reported by The Daily Caller that the senator engaged in a dalliance with a prostitute while on vacation with Dr. Melgen in the Dominican Republic.
AP also reports that Dr. Melgen’s attorney, Kirk Ogrosky, is not worried about the investigation.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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