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Senator Bob Menendez denies hiring prostitutes

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(Fox News) – Sen. Bob Menendez on Wednesday denied allegations that he saw prostitutes while on trips with a campaign donor to the Dominican Republic, responding to new questions after an overnight FBI raid on the donor’s South Florida office.

Fox News confirms that FBI agents removed items from Dr. Salomon Melgen’s West Palm Beach, Fla., business during a raid that lasted several hours. Agents could be seen rifling through items in the office and carrying boxes out of the building.

It is unclear whether the raid is related to anything involving Menendez. But Menendez’ office issued a statement denying the prostitution claims, while acknowledging he flew on Melgen’s plane on three occasions.

Menendez’s office said the trips were “paid for and reported appropriately.”

“Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically-motivated right-wing blog and are false,” his office also said.

Read more: Fox News

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