Remember the debunked story from Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller accusing Senator Bob Menendez of enlisting the services of underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic?
The Daily Caller already looked bad for running the story without verifying it, especially after one of the senator’s accusers admitted that she was paid to lie, but in hindsight it’s even worse than it already seemed.
From the Washington Post
According to a former U.S. official with firsthand knowledge of government intelligence, the CIA had obtained credible evidence, including Internet protocol addresses, linking Cuban agents to the prostitution claims and to efforts to plant the story in U.S. and Latin American media. [...]
The intelligence information indicated that operatives from Cuba’s Directorate of Intelligence helped create a fake tipster using the name “Pete Williams,” according to the former official. The tipster told FBI agents and others he had information about Menendez participating in poolside sex parties with underage prostitutes while vacationing at the Dominican Republic home of Salomon Melgen, a wealthy eye doctor, donor and friend of the senator.
It’s amusing to me that Tucker Carlson and the conservative entertainment complex, in their eagerness to smear a Democrat, were essentially used by Cuban intelligence to do just that.
They got played, duped, and used by Cuban intelligence. The socialist Castro regime, one of the Right’s favorite boogeymen, used them.