Three Women Paid to Accuse Menendez

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The scandal plaguing Sen. Robert Menendez just got more complicated, but this time that’s good news for the senator. Police in the Dominican Republic say that three women who had claimed the New Jersey pol had paid them for sex were actually being paid by a Dominican attorney to make those claims. While the sex scandal may have imploded, Menendez is fighting a more credible threat in the form of a Miami grand jury that’s reportedly investigating whether the senator pressured the Dominican government into honoring a port security contract with his friend Salomon Melgen.