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Menendez asks feds for probe into 'alleged crimes committed' at Trump's NJ golf club

February 04, 2019 - 6:17 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is calling on the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to "conduct an appropriate investigation into alleged crimes committed at the Trump National Golf Club" in Bedminster, N.J.

Menendez's office said in a press release Monday that the request for an investigation was made in a letter to Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and FBI director Christopher Wray.

Menendez last week met with four undocumented former employees who said that club management knew about their undocumented status "and provided and facilitated obtaining false documents to justify their employment." Two of the individuals, Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz are slated to attend President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, Menendez's office said.

The New York Times in December reported that Trump National Golf Club employed undocumented workers and that at least two supervisors were aware of their status.

“Given the serious nature of these allegations, I bring this to your attention and request that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conduct an appropriate investigation into the matter,” Menendez wrote in his letter. 

He continued, “Furthermore, because the individuals I met with and others that may step forward appear to be potential witnesses to a crime and may provide the evidence necessary to conduct an appropriate investigation, I urge you to consider requesting or supporting authorization for them to remain in the U.S. during your necessary investigation.”