March 5th, 2013
02:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Confession shows sex claims were 'false smears,' senator says

(CNN) - Sen. Robert Menendez slammed accusations that he had paid a Dominican woman for sex and expressed hope Tuesday that those behind the claims would be exposed in the wake of the woman's notarized confession that she'd never even met the New Jersey Democrat.

"I hope that you will all vigorously go after who was the source and purpose as you did go after the story at the time," he told reporters.

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  1. muchthunder..little rain

    ok...why so many trips on private plane to south america..?

    March 5, 2013 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    So, she was hired to make false smears. While, the right wing is going to forget this part [you know, the truth] real quick.

    March 5, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Not really. What it shows is such people are easily bought.

    March 5, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Evergreen

    Will McCain and company call for investigation on who attempted to destroy the reputation of US Congressman?

    March 5, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    muchthunder..little rain

    ok...why so many trips on private plane to south america..?
    -------------------------------------------------
    Hey, braintrust, Dominican Republic is NOT in South America.
    You can't make these people up.

    March 5, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. krabz

    Perhaps she was paid to say, that she was paid to say she had relations with the Sen.

    March 5, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  7. Romney is Still NOT My Hero

    Where is Dominican Mama for Obama? You've got some explaining to do!

    March 5, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  8. Bill

    I wonder what they will talk about now on the Sean Hannity Comedy Hour?

    March 5, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  9. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Sounds like a typical Karl Rove dirty trick. Cheating and lying are all Republicans do. No answers, no solutions, not even helpful suggestions...just dirty, rotten lies. VOTE THEM ALL OUT!

    March 5, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain: We don't have a spending problem; we have a Republican problem.

    @Evergreen: "Will McCain and company call for investigation on who attempted to destroy the reputation of US Congressman?"

    Depends on how cold the floor is getting ,,,

    March 5, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  11. critical thinking

    ok, if they are false, lets have the FBI investigate it. My feeling is that Sen. Robert Menendez will pull a Congressman Weiner move and say that he doesn't want to waste any more time or tax payers money on this. If he does, they should go full thottle with an investigation.

    March 5, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. ThinkAgain: We don't have a spending problem; we have a Republican problem.

    @muchthunder..little rain: "ok...why so many trips on private plane to south america..?"

    Menendez paid for and reported the trips. Next!

    March 5, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Romney is Still NOT My Hero

    Where is Dominican Mama for Obama? You've got some explaining to do
    -------------------------------------------------
    You ain't right!! LOL!!!

    March 5, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  14. rs

    If it comes from the Daily Caller, it is therefore delusional fiction, just like most of what is in the Right's bloggoshere (remember "skewed polls"?). Just more Right-wing politicing in action.

    March 5, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  15. 2012liberal

    Did u hear dow at all time high? Obama bad obama bad. Lol more than double than when he became pres! Rethugs got some splanin' to do.

    March 5, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  16. Kowalski

    It's a good bet that the person that's responsible for this, went home and pulled a bible out of a drawer to read aloud to the family. Got up this last Sunday, took a bath, put on nice clothes, and went straight to a place of worship where they knew they could be absolved of all sins. Good republican god fearing patriots, one and all.

    March 5, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |