Dem Facing Overwhelming Odds In Corruption Trial NOW Uses This Defense

Dem Facing Overwhelming Odds In Corruption Trial NOW Uses This Defense
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Well, Thursday was Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) first day in court for his corruption trial that is rather underreported by the news media. I mean that’s no surprise, Bob is a Democrat and the country simply cannot be told that should he be convicted of these charges, the GOP has a chance of picking up an extra vote, albeit for a short while, in the Senate. Yet, Democrats know this, which is why they’re most definitely going to stonewall, obstruct, or play dumb should Menendez be sentenced to jail time. So, what’s he being charged for again (via Politico):

Menendez’s relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a close friend and donor, first came under scrutiny in early 2013 after media reports revealed that the New Jersey Democrat was flying on Melgen’s plane to the doctor’s “luxurious” villa in the Dominican Republic. Menendez did not report any of the flights, a potential violation of Senate rules and federal law. When the press disclosed the reports, Menendez cut Melgen a $58,000 check to cover the cost of the flights, but federal prosecutors say there were additional unreported trips.

Menendez intervened on Melgen’s behalf with the Department of Health and Human Services to resolve a $9 million Medicare billing dispute, dragging in then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

Menendez also sought the State Department’s help over a $500 million port security contract Melgen had with the Dominican Republic. Menendez even assisted with visas for several of Melgen’s foreign girlfriends, according to prosecutors.
 Source: Townhall
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