1. COMMUNIST PLOT

    Cuba Planted Hooker Story About Senator

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    U.S. intelligence believes the Cuban government was behind claims that Bob Menendez, Democratic senator from New Jersey, was soliciting underage prostitutes. In a letter to Justice Department in April, Menendez claimed that the hooker story published by The Daily Caller in 2012 was part of a Cuban plot to thwart his reelection campaign and his efforts to chair the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (Menendez is extremely anti-Castro.) A U.S. intelligence official said the CIA obtained evidence that Havana tried to plant the rumor in U.S. and Latin American publications. Since the story first ran, three Dominican women who claimed to have sex with Menendez for money have rescinded their stories. The FBI was never able to corroborate prostitution charges against him.

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