So, yes, a lawyer in the Dominican Republic says that a mystery man named Carlos who purported to rep The Daily Caller offered him $5,000 to help to find women who would say that Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) paid them for sex. But … he also claims three other media outlets — Telemundo, Univision, CNN Espanol — also enlisted him to help find such women. And he tells Univision, on camera, that he can’t remember who from that network contacted him. Straining credulity much?
Alas, this still doesn’t augur very well for The Daily Caller. The same lawyer figured prominently in its original story on Menendez’s purported sexual escapades, as a lawyer for the women who was present for their interviews with The Daily Caller.
David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.