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  • New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Accepted $10,000 In Donations from Bob Menendez PAC

    09/07/2017 5:55:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Got News ^ | 09/06/17 | Anne White
    Booker attended Menendez’s bribery trial on Wednesday in Newark to sit up front to support his Democratic colleague. If Menendez is convicted on any of these serious charges, will Booker return the cash? GotNews editor-in-chief Charles Johnson revealed in 2013 Booker did not live in Newark or at any of the Newark residences he owned. Multiple neighbors who spoke to Johnson said they believed the junior senator actually lived in New York, calling Booker a “liar” and a “fake mayor.” Fake news reporters smeared Johnson for years over his accurate reporting on both Booker and Menendez. Cat pornography site Buzzfeed...
  • Chris Christie Will not give Shermanesque Refusal to Appoint Himself to Replace Menendez

    09/04/2017 10:03:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has declined to make a Shermanesque statement that would flatly rule out the possibility that he would appoint himself to fill the Senate seat of Democrat Senator Bob Menendez. Sen. Menendez is currently under federal trial, facing bribery and corruption charges. Should Menendez be removed from office or resign before Christies term ends on January 18, 2018, Christie would have the power to appoint his replacement. In a recorded interview aired on this todays Morning Joe, New York Times reporter Nick Confessore said to Christie, Im looking for a Shermanesque statement here. View the video...
  • If Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is Convicted For Corruption, Everything Could Change...

    08/22/2017 5:23:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 22, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    FULL TITLE: If Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is Convicted For Corruption, Everything Could Change With Obamacare Repeal Here's a story that's been flying under the radar at the national news level. New Jersey's Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is about to go on trial for corruption. The jury selection started today and press was not allowed access to the process. The Senator was indicted two years ago and ethics experts say it is extremely rare for a sitting congressman or senator to be indicted on the charges Menendez currently faces. From the New York Times: Mr. Menendez stands accused of using...
  • Sen. Menendez Enters Third Year Facing Criminal Charges. Does Anyone Care?

    08/04/2017 11:35:18 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | March 31, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    Sen. Bob Menendez may call a federal prison home if prosecutors prove he accepted bribes to do favors for a wealthy businessman. But you wouldnt know that if you tuned in to Bloomberg TV last week to watch the New Jersey Democrat discuss a Securities and Exchange Commission nomination. The reporter didnt mention the case. And there was nothing remarkable about the omission. Menendez regularly appears on cable news programs without viewers being told he faces felony corruption charges. CNNs Jake Tapper didnt mention the prosecution during a 10-minute interview on March 13 that focused on health care policy. Nor...
  • D.C.'s talking impeachment but the real drama is in Jersey with Sen. Menendez

    06/13/2017 6:25:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 13, 2017 | Paul Mulshine
    My liberal friends have worked themselves into a fever anticipating the impeachment of President Trump. They think they've got a second Watergate going. Have your fun while you can. But the next trial likely to affect the political lineup won't be happening before the U.S. Senate in Washington. It will be happening before the U.S. District Court in Newark. In the dock will be U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, faced with 22 counts of ethics charges alleging he took illegal gifts from a Florida Miami eye doctor who was recently convicted on 67 counts of Medicare fraud.
  • Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud

    04/28/2017 1:41:36 PM PDT · by PA Engineer · 9 replies
    AP ^ | April 28, 2017 | CURT ANDERSON and TERRY SPENCER
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying records in patients' files, if he doesn't strike a deal before his sentencing, scheduled for July 14. The senator denies any wrongdoing. The doctor, 62, collected more money from Medicare than any other physician in the nation $21...
  • Corruption trial could roil NJ Senate race

    04/09/2017 4:06:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2017 | Lisa Hagen
    Sen. Robert Menendez ongoing corruption case could upend the New Jersey Democrats reelection bid in 2018, with the longtime politician scheduled to go to court this fall. The Supreme Court delivered another blow this week to the embattled senator when it refused to dismiss the case. The trial is scheduled to begin about a year before the midterm elections. Federal prosecutors charged Menendez, who has pleaded not guilty, in April 2015 on 14 criminal counts, including conspiracy to commit bribery. Menendez is expected to head to trial on Sept. 6,facing a potential criminal conviction even as he would normally be...
  • White Houses lies on Iran deal is humiliating for Chuck Schumer

    05/07/2016 6:50:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 6, 2016
    We hope Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are giving that devastating new profile of resident Obamas foreign-policy guru a careful read. Because theyll learn how they were all played for fools on the Iran nuclear deal by that aide, Ben Rhodes and the resident. That applies especially to Schumer, who will be the Senate Democratic leader come January. Booker and Gillibrand hewed to the party line in backing the deal. Schumer gave it a thumbs-down but then refused to lobby his colleagues to take his side. Sen. Bob Menendez, on the other hand, is looking...
  • Democrats propose allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy

    03/14/2016 12:13:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    Senate Democrats have unveiled legislation to alleviate Puerto Ricos debt woes, urging that the island be allowed to declare bankruptcy on all of its debt. The bill, released Monday, would allow the U.S. territory to restructure its $72 billion in outstanding debt and create a fiscal oversight board for the island. For the 3.5 million American citizens living on the island of Puerto Rico, time is running short, said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), one of the bills sponsors. Congress has to act immediately to fix the federal funding shortfalls and give Puerto Rico the tools it needs to fully restructure...
  • Obama's Cuba Trip Called 'Totally Unacceptable' by Senate Dem

    02/18/2016 4:25:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 2/18/16 | Bridget Johnson
    .....Obama will visit Cuba on March 21 and 22.... Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) called it "totally unacceptable for the president of the United States to reward a dictatorial regime with an historic visit when human rights abuses endure and democracy continues to be shunned." "This will mark the first time a U.S. president is visiting a dictatorship in Latin America since Lyndon Johnson's 1968 visit to Nicaragua...Since Castro seized power, nine American Presidents - Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush - did not rush to the island to shake hands with an...
  • Cruz hits Dems on immigration: 'With whom do you stand?'

    10/20/2015 4:24:32 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/20/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Tuesday challenged Democrats to support a bill that would punish cities that don't adhere to federal immigration laws, and said today's vote on the bill will let voters see if Democrats favor illegal immigrants over Americans. "For every Democratic senator, this vote today is a simple decision: With whom do you stand?" Cruz said on the Senate floor. "Do you stand with the violent, criminal illegal aliens who are being released over and over again?" The bill would block federal funding to any of the more than 200 cities around the country that have decided...
  • Judge largely denies Menendez, most charges stand

    09/28/2015 5:47:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Inquirer ^ | September 28, 2015 | Jonathan Tamari
    A federal judge has dealt Sen. Bob Menendez a setback in his defense against corruption charges, denying nearly all of the New Jersey Democrats motions to dismiss the charges or throw out evidence. Judge William Walls dismissed four of the bribery counts against Menendez and his friend and political donor, Salomon Melgen. All of those charges were related to donations Melgen made to Menendezs legal defense fund, the Fund to Uphold the Constitution. But Menendez's most ambitious motions attempting to have the entire case thrown out for prosecutorial misconduct or violations of Constitutional protections for legislative activity -- were...
  • Robert Menedez floats strategic crude exports

    08/20/2015 7:59:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 19, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The United States should consider allowing strategic crude exports to allies abroad while renegotiating the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Robert Menendez said. The New Jersey Democrats comments, part of a speech Tuesday at Seton Hall University to explain his opposition to the agreement, marked a shift in his approach to oil exports. Menendez historically has opposed moves to loosen the longstanding ban on exporting U.S. crude. But on Tuesday, Menendez highlighted oil exports as a geopolitical tool a way for U.S. oil to compete in markets that might be customers for Iranian crude if the nuclear accord is...
  • Whip count: Where the Senate stands on the Iran deal (Menendez is only Dem leaning no so far)

    07/14/2015 5:26:54 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14 at 4:55 PM | Amber Phillips
    Current state of play Yes or leaning yes (34 needed to uphold veto, keep the deal): 24 No or leaning no (67 needed to override veto, kill the deal): 48 Unknown/unclear: 28 And now, the 100 senators ... Yes (1) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Clearly leaning yes, reserving final judgment (12) Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) Leaning...
  • Report: Clinton State Dept Pulled Strings for Menendez in Pay-to-Play Deal with Dem Donor

    03/13/2015 12:11:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/17/14
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) supported a visa waiver for the daughter of a fugitive Ecuadorian banker in exchange for significant campaign contributions to the Democratic Party. On Tuesday, NBC 4 New York reported that Menendez, with express written support from Clinton, intervened on behalf of Estefania Isaas, who was banned from traveling to the U.S. due to accusations of visa fraud. Isaas is the daughter of Roberto Isaias, who lives in Miami and is currently fighting extradition to Ecuador for banking crimes and under investigation for...
  • Brazilian Actresss Affair Could Take Down Sen. Menendez

    05/17/2015 10:30:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    A Brazilian actress-turned-lawyer admits she had an affair with the doctor pal of Sen. Robert Menendez, but claims she had no idea the indicted lawmaker pulled strings to get her a US visa. Juliana Lopes Leite defended herself last week during a prime-time interview on Brazilian TV, in response to a recent Post expos that revealed the identities of two women who had obtained entry to the US thanks to the New Jersey Democrats aggressive efforts with the State Department.
  • How the Clintons worked Haiti

    05/15/2015 2:39:56 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 16 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Scott Johnson
    [I]n the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, the Obama administration and Congress gave Bill Clinton carte blanche in handling hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars flowing to Haiti for recovery and reconstruction. This translated into enormous political power for the former president in the poorest country in the hemisphere, making him a de facto cacique. Mr. Clinton loves to paint himself as a third-world redeemer, as he did in an interview in Africa with an NBC reporter that aired last week. The reporter asked about charges that the Clinton Foundations practice...
  • WSJ Editorial Wrong About Menendez Indictment

    05/15/2015 9:13:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 15, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Its been almost a month since the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial titled The Menendez Indictment. We responded in a letter to the editor that has not been published. Its a safe bet it never will be, so we post it here. The Journal got to the point in its opening paragraph: Ill-defined federal laws now reach into virtually every sphere of human behavior, and thus prosecutors can destroy almost anyone they choose. The recent indictment of Senator Robert Menendez on 14 counts of corruption and honest services fraud is a troubling case in point that deserves more...
  • Malkin: SleazeBob Menendez's 36DD Visa Program

    04/21/2015 5:18:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 22, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students, and so on. All are overwhelmed, loosely monitored and riddled with fraud and corruption. According to the recently unsealed federal indictment against him, sleazy Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., took it upon himself to add his own very special, crooked path to the U.S. Call it the 36DD Visa. The New York Post recounted this weekend how Menendez and his staff pressured the State Department to expedite the foreign tourist and student visa approval processes...
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    04/26/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2015 7:50 AM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this weeks debate. Also trying to discourage any changes, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey urged senators to stick with the plan as it emerged from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. [] GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a presidential...