New Jersey Senator Says He’s Victim of Cuban Plot to Smear Him with False Allegations about Prostitutes
Sen. Robert Menendez is urging the Justice Department to investigate what he claims was an elaborate smear campaign by Cuban operatives to destroy his reputation with lies about prostitutes, the Washington Post reports.
The New Jersey Democrat, a vociferous critic of Castro’s regime, said Cuban officials created a fake tipster to claim that Memendez was partying with underage prostitutes while vacationing at his Dominican Republic home of a friend.
According to officials familiar with the case, the CIA found evidence that Cuban agents fabricated a tipster.
The allegations came out publicly in November 2012, when a conservative website quoted two Dominican women who claimed to have sex with Menendez.