The FBI is declining to comment on newly emerged documents that appear to show the agency investigating allegations that Sen. Bob Menendez "received the services of young prostitutes" while in the Dominican Republic -- a charge the senator's office has rejected for months.
His office continued to dismiss the report after dozens of pages of emails were posted online this week, appearing to show the FBI communicating with the individual claiming to know about Menendez' liaisons. The emails refer to an "investigation," and said "we have been able to confirm most of" the information provided and "know that you are providing accurate information."
It's unclear what "information" that line was referring to. The source's emails, though, along with recent reports from The Daily Caller, allege that Menendez, D-N.J., during trips to the Dominican Republic with a campaign contributor, saw prostitutes. Two women told the Caller, in a story published in November, that he paid them for sex.
"This is the same unsubstantiated garbage that's been peddled for months," a spokeswoman for Menendez told FoxNews.com in an email Friday.
FBI spokesman Jason Pack said he could not confirm whether there was an investigation. "DOJ policy prohibits us from confirming the existence or not of an investigation," he said.
However, Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, confirmed to FoxNews.com that her organization forwarded information on this issue to the FBI's Washington office and Justice Department criminal division on July 17, 2012.
Still, Sloan raised concerns about the credibility of the source, saying she is "increasingly suspicious" about the alleged facts in the case.
"He refused to ever be contacted by us by phone," she said. "It's really easy to make a lot of allegations. ... Who knows ... if that's even a real person."
She said CREW is no longer investigating.
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