Drip Drip Drip

Pravda keeps painting a picture of menendez and it’s getting…murky

WASHINGTON — Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts by a private company — run by a major campaign contributor and friend of his — to do the work.

The intervention with the Department of Homeland Security last month came even though Mr. Menendez has publicly chastised the Obama administration for not doing more to combat the surging drug traffic moving through Dominican ports.

… In a January e-mail exchange with Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Menendez’s staff did not mention Dr. Melgen or his company, Boarder Support Services, by name.

But the aide asked if the United States government was planning to donate additional port security equipment to the Dominican Republic. The aide explained that if such a donation occurred, the Dominican government, perhaps under pressure from criminal elements there, might intentionally limit the use of the equipment so that drugs or other contraband could still flow through the country’s ports on the way to the United States.

Only by hiring the unnamed private contractor, the e-mail said, could the United States be assured that port security in the Dominican Republic would be enhanced.

As they say, read the whole thing.

There are an awful lot of “coincidences” piling up.

9 Responses to “Drip Drip Drip”

  1. leelu says:

    …and we’re learning this from Pravda.

    Wow. Just, wow.

  2. leelu says:

    Disregard previous.

    I thought you meant the original Pravda.

    It’s surprising… the LSM does seem to be reporting more actual news lately. (NBC on Obama’s drones, f’instance.)

  3. aelfheld says:

    Nobody has bought me, No. 1. Nobody. Never.

    So they took the rental option instead?

  4. aelfheld says:

    leelu, of course they’re going to cut back on the tongue-baths & do some actual reporting; their guy got re-elected & they know that it won’t make a bit of difference if they let the truth slip out now.

  5. mojo says:

    Gee, a slimy corrupt pol from New Jersey?

    How unusual…

  6. JeffS says:

    Not rental, aelfheld. Lease. A long term lease, with an option on picking up a new model as need be.

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Pravda? Back in the old days, there was a saying: (In the Truth there is no news, and in the News there is no truth). Pravda was the “news”, Izvestia was “the news”. Neither lived up to their titles. Still don’t.

    Pravda is Russia’s Weekly World News.Take it as given.

    PS – I LOVED the Weekly World News – kept me giggling through many a checkout line. Even to the point of buying it. Still online, but it’s not the same.

  8. Kathy Kinsley says:

    oops = pravda was “the truth”
    (or not)

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’ve always called the NYT “Pravda” :)

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