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Monday, May 13, 2024

Now the government has another shot at the senior senator from New Jersey. This next trial, set to play out beginning Monday, promises to be consistently dramatic -- and gives prosecutors who've eyed Menendez for at least two decades perhaps their best chance to convince a jury of his alleged corruption.



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... This time, lawyers and political observers say, the case seems even more serious. Prosecutors have years of text messages and emails, not to mention cooperating witnesses, including one of the businesspeople who has already pleaded guilty and is cooperating with the government.

"It presents a very cogent and compelling narrative of corruption allegations," said Luke Cass, a former federal prosecutor who is now a defense attorney and partner at Womble Bond Dickinson. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-13 11:51 AM | Reply


Bob Menendez Is Planning to Throw His Wife Under the Bus in Foreign Bribery Case, Per Court Filing (April 17, 2024)

... Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman who is accused of running a bribery scheme from his powerful perch, appears to be laying the groundwork for a defense strategy in which he throws his wife, Nadine Menendez, under the bus.

Both Bob and Nadine Menendez were indicted for participating in the bribery scheme in which the Department of Justice alleged that Senator Menendez "provided sensitive U.S. Government information and took other steps that secretly aided the Government of Egypt" last fall. Included in the indictment were pictures of $480,000 in cash and $100,000 worth of gold bars found in the Menendez home that he is accused of receiving for acting on the foreign government's behalf.

A superseding indictment later charged Menendez with aiding the Qatari government as well.

According to a filing from Menendez's legal team, he may be planning on fighting these charges by painting his wife as a deceptive, Lady MacBeth-type who was ultimately responsible for the scheme. The filing suggests that Nadine Menendez "withheld information from Sen. Menendez or otherwise led him to believe that nothing unlawful was taking place" and makes the case for trying the married couple separately. That latter request has been granted. ...

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-13 12:58 PM | Reply

He has the movie rights for, "Throw Nadine Under the Bus".

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2024-05-13 01:03 PM | Reply

If nothing else, this prosecution should undermine the arguments from the Right that Biden is using the DOJ to only go after Republicans.


#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2024-05-13 10:18 PM | Reply

Of course, because he's guilty as sin.
And everybody knows it.
And an important difference between this case and another prominent criminal politician, is Democrats admit it. Because they're not in a cult.

#5 | Posted by lrathome at 2024-05-14 06:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pretty obvious the man is guilty.
An example of a rare corrupt democrat.

Unlike the GOP where you can point to
anyone in the party and pretty much
point at corruption...

#6 | Posted by earthmuse at 2024-05-14 07:01 AM | Reply

Gee where's all the teeth gnashing and whining from Dems about a witch hunt and fake news and weaponized DOJ blah blah blah...

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2024-05-14 09:20 AM | Reply

Principle over party.*

(*Untranslatable into GOPer gooberish.)

#8 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-05-14 11:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump will pardon him

#9 | Posted by hamburglar at 2024-05-14 09:03 PM | Reply

This is a witch-hunt. The Feds and Antifa planted the gold and the cash on Menendez during a psyop raid.

#10 | Posted by anton at 2024-05-15 10:52 AM | Reply

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