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BREAKING: Democrat Senator INDICTED!

We alerted you to this possibility earlier in the week and now it’s official.

Democrat Senator Bob Menendez has been indicted on federal charges of bribery and corruption.

This is the SECOND time in ten years.

Watch CNN try to deliver the message:

Collin Rugg has a more based view:

Here’s more from CNN:

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez was charged Friday with corruption-related offenses for the second time in 10 years. He previously fought off conspiracy, bribery and honest services fraud charges from the Justice Department related to alleged personal favors.

Menendez is up for reelection next year, and has been in the Senate since 2006. Senate Democratic Caucus rules will force Menendez to step aside as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, but he can still serve on the panel. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement Friday afternoon that Menendez has decided to step down temporarily from his position as chairman of the committee “until the matter has been resolved.”

Here’s what to know about the charges announced Friday — and what is expected to happen next in the case:

Accusations of corruption: Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian Menendez, are accused of accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes” in exchange for the senator’s influence, according to the newly unsealed federal indictment. Prosecutors allege the bribes included gold, cash, home mortgage payments, compensation for a “low-or-no-show job” and a luxury vehicle.

Menendez is charged with three alleged crimes, including being on the receiving end of a bribery conspiracy. The conspiracy counts also charge his wife Nadine, and three people described as New Jersey associates and businessmen, Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibes. The group is accused of coordinating to use Menendez’s power as a US senator to benefit them personally and to benefit Egypt.

Searches turned up $500,000 in cash and more: According to the indictment, searches of Menendez’ home and safe deposit box that federal agents conducted in 2022 turned up nearly $500,000 in cash, including in envelopes inside jackets emblazoned with Menendez’s name. Prosecutors say some of the envelopes had the fingerprints or DNA of one of the business contacts from whom the senator is accused of taking bribes.

The federal investigators who searched Menendez’s home also found a “luxury vehicle paid for by [Jose] Uribe parked in the garage,” as well as home furnishings from other business contacts and gold bars.

Menendez slams indictment: In a statement Friday, the senator criticized the indictment and the charges against him. “The excesses of these prosecutors is apparent,” he said. “They have misrepresented the normal work of a Congressional office. On top of that, not content with making false claims against me, they have attacked my wife for the longstanding friendships she had before she and I even met.”

And from Breitbart:

Menendez is reportedly at the center of a separate but similar federal investigation, a 2015 probe into Menedez and Democrat donor Salomon Melgen on allegations of bribery and conspiracy, as Breitbart News noted. Menendez was indicted that year “on corruption charges, following a months-long federal investigation into whether he used his power to advance the special interests of a friend and donor in exchange for gifts,” as the Guardian reported at the time.

“Menendez received cash, gold bars, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low- or no-show job, a luxury vehicle and other items of value,” NBC News reported, citing a copy of the filing it obtained.

In May, the Wall Street Journal noted that in 2018, Menendez held a meeting with one New Jersey businessman, Wael Hana, allegedly at the center of the Southern District of New York’s corruption probe into Menendez:

The meeting, which hasn’t been previously reported, came months before the businessman, Wael Hana, secured a contract with Egyptian officials for certifying halal meat exports. The contract is a key part of the probe examining whether Menendez, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, or his wife received gifts in exchange for political favors.

That year, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and his military council decided they wanted one company to control all imports of halal meat, as part of a broader effort to increase the military’s control on the Egyptian economy, according to senior Egyptian officials. Hana, a U.S. citizen and Egyptian national, had limited experience with halal certification before winning the contract with Cairo.

Months later, in May 2019, Hana’s company became the sole certifier of halal meat exported from the U.S. to Egypt, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Menendez pushed back against the allegations while speaking with CNN.

“If anyone looks at my history on Egypt, they would know that by both denying aid to Egypt, denying arms sales to Egypt, criticizing its human-rights records, I am not in a position to be helpful to anyone as it relates to Egypt,” he said.

Here was the SDNY presser:

So they got this small turd on $450,000?


How about Biden next huh?

Here was our prior reporting:

Democrat Senator Under Investigation For Allegedly Taking $400,000+ In Illegal Bribes!

Is it just me or do the words “democrat” and “corruption” seem to always go hand-in-hand?

Another democrat senator is under investigation, and this isn’t his first time!

Democrat senator Bob Menendez is being investigated for allegedly accepting $400,000 in gold bars from a corrupt bank executive.

You may remember that Menendez was in the news for corruption earlier this year.

He was under investigation months ago after he and his wife were accused of receiving improper gifts from a New Jersey business with ties to Egypt.

His corruption goes back further than that though!

In 2017, Mendez also faced criminal corruption charges.

The jurors in that trial were unable to come to a verdict though.

Big surprise, right?

Menendez is up for re-election in 2024.

NBC New York has the latest on Menendez’s corruption:

Federal prosecutors are looking into whether an admitted felon helped arrange to give gold bars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez or his wife in exchange for help, sources familiar with the matter tell News 4.

Investigators want to know if Menendez, a Democrat, offered to contact the Justice Department to try to help that man who was accused of banking crimes. Those questions are now before a federal grand jury in Manhattan that is considering whether to hand up corruption charges against the senior senator from New Jersey.

Sources say witnesses are now testifying before that federal grand jury. Part of the investigation centers on the senator’s ties to Fred Daibes, a New Jersey developer and one-time bank chairman. Officials with the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation want to know if Daibes or his associates gave gold bars to the senator’s wife, Nadine Arslanian — gold bars worth as much as $400,000.

At the time of the gift handoff, Daibes was facing federal bank fraud charges that could have landed him up to a decade in federal prison.

Sources familiar with the matter say federal prosecutors have been asking if Menendez offered to help support Daibes with his criminal case by contacting Justice Department officials about the case. If the senator did offer to act in exchange for expensive gifts, legal experts say that could be a crime.

The New Jersey Globe also reported on the investigation:

Much of the investigation into Menendez has reportedly centered on the Democratic senator’s connections to Daibes, who had been facing federal bank fraud charges. According to NBC New York’s report, Daibes may have given Menendez or his wife gold bars worth up to $400,000, possibly in exchange for help with the Justice Department on Daibes’ behalf.

It’s not clear exactly where the investigation currently stands, but the Wall Street Journal reported last month that prosecutors are weighing charges against Menendez. It wouldn’t be the first time the senator has faced federal corruption charges; back in 2015, Menendez was hit with bribery charges over his interactions with a Florida ophthalmologist, but the trial ended in a mistrial and he was ultimately acquitted in 2017.

Can this guy just not stay out of trouble?

He may as well be an unofficial member of the Biden family.

Of course, he would get a free pass if that was the case…


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