U.S./Ecuador – Journalist skeptical of Senators denial of innapropriate action taken on behalf of two Ecuador bankers

Posted on January 24, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, United States

NBC investigative journalist Jonathan Dienst reacted skeptically to Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D., N.J.) statement denying new allegations that he interceded inappropriately on behalf of two foreign nationals Thursday on Rachel Maddow.

Dienst reported earlier today the FBI is looking into whether Menendez took campaign donations from American relatives of two Ecuadorian bankers in exchange for the senator using his office to pressure federal agencies on their behalf. The two brothers are wanted fugitives in Ecuador and have been accused of embezzling millions from the country. Read Article

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