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Bob Menendez ducks out of NJ Chamber of Commerce event, ditches reporters at elevator

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David Martosko
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Inquirer reporter Matt Katz summed it up in a caption to a tweeted photo: “Hands clasped; no words.”

Two hours earlier, according to a tweet from CNN’s Jim Acosta, an arriving Menendez told CNN assignment editor Gregory Clary that “These are nameless, faceless allegations.”

“You should find out who that is,” the senator added, according to Buzzfeed.

The Daily Caller was first to report on the prostitution allegations, on Nov. 1, 2012. That report featured two Dominican women who made specific claims, during videotaped interviews, that they were paid for sex with Menendez during the Easter weekend that year. (RELATED: Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez “likes the youngest and newest girls”)

TheDC withheld their names and obscured their faces to guarantee their anonymity.

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