In October 2012 Tucker Carlson, the cheap version of George F. Will, ran with a story in his faux Fox site Daily Caller accusing Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) of consorting with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. That would have been really bad news just before an election if it was true.
Well, guess what.
Citing former U.S. officials and people with close ties to Menendez, The Washington Post reported Monday that the CIA had obtained credible evidence, including IP addresses, linking Cuban agents to efforts to disseminate the prostitution allegations. Menendez’s attorney sent a letter to the Justice Department in April requesting that it pursue that evidence, further alleging that the Cuban government sought to derail the senator’s political career as he was poised to head up the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The Daily Caller’s editor-in-chief, Tucker Carlson, told the Post it would be difficult to verify whether a story written by one of his reporters actually originated with the Castro regime.