It looks as though Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey was framed.
Months after a conservative website first published a video of prostitutes claiming the New Jersey Democrat paid them for sex, one of those women has said she was actually paid to falsely make that assertion. The Washington Post, citing court documents and people familiar with the matter, reports that the woman now tells police in the Dominican Republican that she has never met Menendez. Exactly who paid the woman to make the claim and why remain unclear, but The Post reports that the woman identified a lawyer, who in turn fingered another lawyer as the man who paid him to find women to make the claims and gave them a script to read in the video.
The website mentioned here is The Daily Caller.