They've got muck; we've got rakes. TPM Muckraker
But an outside expert quoted by the Journal believes Menendez's actions crossed an ethical line:
William Black, a federal bank regulator during the savings-and-loan crisis two decades ago, and like Mr. Menendez a Democrat, called the senator's letter "grotesquely inappropriate," given his ties to the two directors.
The whole story is worth a read.