Saturday, November 05, 2016

Who is trying to protect indicted U.S. Senator Robert Menendez? Nineteen months of delays! It is high time to start his criminal corruption trial.

Source: Wikipedia

2015 federal indictment on corruption charges

On March 6, 2015, it was announced that the United States Department of Justice was preparing criminal corruption charges against U.S Senator Robert Menendez in the United States District Court.[142][143] On April 1, 2015, Menendez was indicted on corruption charges, accused of using his office to improperly benefit Salomon Melgen, a personal friend and an eye doctor in Florida and political donor, who offered the Senator an array of perks including trips on his private jet, three nights at a five-star Paris hotel, a round of golf at a private club in West Palm Beach and access to an exclusive Dominican resort - some of which Menendez didn't disclose on financial disclosure forms.[144] Menendez also helped acquire visas for several of Melgen's girlfriends.[145] The indictment charged Menendez with 14 counts, including bribery, conspiracy, and making false statements.[146] Melgen was also charged in the case.[146] Menendez voluntarily stepped down as ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee after his indictment.[147]

According to the Justice Department's indictment Menendez asked top State Department officials to pressure the Dominican Republic’s government into enforcing a port-security contract that would benefit Melgen’s company while at the same time Melgen was promising to give $60,000 to Menendez’s political campaign.[148] The U.S. Government claims that Menendez, on or about May 16, 2012, met an assistant secretary at the State Department to discuss the security screening contract and on that day Melgen's family donated $40,000 to the New Jersey Democratic State "Victory" campaign and $20,000 to Menendez’s legal defense fund.[148]

JG: This stinks to high heaven! START THE DAMN TRIAL! Is money changing hands under the table? The Democratic Party of the USA is the poster boy for political corruption.

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