Clever: Menendez Hires Former Holder Spokesman to Defend Against DoJ Investigation

Posted by on Feb 06, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Gee, isn’t this a bit of a conflict of interest?

In one key move, Menendez has begun to rely for guidance on trusted aides and former advisers, including one who is very close to Attorney General Eric Holder. Menendez’s campaign has hired Matt Miller, a former top spokesman for the Justice Department — which is investigating a campaign donor caught up in the scandal — under Holder.

“Bob Menendez has been a friend and a mentor for years,” Miller said. “And like a lot of people, I want to do anything I can to help fight these ridiculous smears.”

His entire defense seems to rely on calling everything a “smear” and hoping his low-information voters blame those evil right-wing blogs and Fox News. It’s a useful strategy to employ the useful idiots.

Menendez has also quietly started to distance himself from Melgen, even though he enjoys a long personal relationship with the Florida doctor and tried to intervene on Melgen’s behalf with the State and Commerce departments in relation to a port security contract a Melgen-owned company has with the Dominican government.

Menendez allies are now privately pushing the line that the FBI raid in West Palm Beach was focused on Melgen alone.

Good luck with that considering the investigation has now moved to Newark.

Miller, a respected former aide to both Menendez and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), left Justice in 2011. Miller has now been hired by Menendez’s campaign to help out on the scandal, though he would not offer details on how long or how much he will be paid or how long the assignment will be.

Menendez is already being advised by Democratic attorney Marc Elias on ethics-related issues, but it is not clear if Menendez has hired a criminal-defense attorney at this time.

Considering he might be tapped out after paying for his flights to the Dominican, it’ll soon be time for a legal defense fund, although such an unlikable scumbag like Menendez may have a hard time finding donors.

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4 Responses to “Clever: Menendez Hires Former Holder Spokesman to Defend Against DoJ Investigation”

  1. headrock on 6/06/13 at 11:35 pm

    so his campaign fund is allowed to cover expenses arising from actions that have nothing to do with his campaign? he doesn’t have to campaign for office until maybe 5 years from.

  2. Rich K on 7/07/13 at 2:22 am

    I think it’s safe to say that Brown Teflon is just not as strong as Black Teflon, as far as covering your butt against stupid things you do while in office. Good Luck Senator,but try using a bit of dark polish on that skin tone, it might help in the long run.

  3. Duh on 7/07/13 at 8:41 am

    It’s not a conflict of interest, because the Obama Administration Department of Justice will never prosecute a sitting Democratic Senator.