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  • The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory

    09/17/2018 8:12:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2018 | Christina Wong
    It was mid-May, about six weeks after Trump appointee Mari Stull began her new job as senior adviser at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trump’s agenda was represented at the many international organizations the U.S. participates in and mostly funds, such as the United Nations and its various agencies. Stull and her boss, Amb. Kevin Moley, had just left for a trip to Geneva for the World Health Assembly. Back at the State Department, Erin Barclay, a senior career diplomat at the IO...
  • Hillary Clinton to stump for Bob Menendez in the most ethically backwards campaign event of all time

    09/06/2018 1:51:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/6/18 | Philip Wegmann
    Eighteen counts of bribery have scared many Democrats away from Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., but they didn’t scare away Hillary Clinton. The failed presidential candidate is coming to New Jersey to campaign for the ethically challenged and politically beleaguered incumbent senator. “I am honored to ask you to join me for a Women for Menendez Evening Reception with special guest Hillary Rodham Clinton in support of my re-election campaign!” Menendez wrote to his supporters in an email. “This exciting event will take place on Monday, October 15th at 6:00 PM in Jersey City, NJ.” The exciting event will also be...
  • Democratic New Jersey councilman endorses GOP candidate over embattled Menendez

    08/28/2018 3:37:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/18 | John Bowden
    A Democratic city councilman for the township of Brick, New Jersey, on Monday endorsed a Republican challenging Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), who faced a trial on bribery charges last year. Shorebeat.com reports that Brick councilman James Fozman said Monday at a campaign event for Bob Hugin (R) that he was endorsing Hugin over the incumbent Democratic senator to restore "honesty and integrity" to New Jersey. “I’m endorsing him to restore the honesty and integrity to the office,” said Fozman, who Shorebeat reports previously served at Brick's council president. “We strongly believe in protecting our environment on issues like solar and...
  • Menendez’s lead over GOP challenger shrinks in latest poll

    08/23/2018 10:53:55 AM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 22,2018 | Carl Campanile
    New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez beat corruption charges last year but he’s now locked in a tight race for re-election, according to a poll released Wednesday. Menendez, a two-term Democrat, leads his GOP challenger, pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin, by a slim 43 to 37 percent, the Quinnipiac University poll reported. In March, Menendez was ahead by a comfortable 49 to 32 percent. Any incumbent who can’t reach 50 percent is considered vulnerable.
  • Could Menendez be the lone N.J. Democrat to lose in Trump midterm?

    08/22/2018 4:43:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | August 22, 2018
    New Jersey could have a tight Senate race this fall. A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday put U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez ahead by just six points over former Celgene Corp. executive Bob Hugin, 43 percent to 37 percent, among registered voters. In March, a Quinnipiac poll had Menendez leading by 17 points, 49 percent to 32 percent. "As Sen. Robert Menendez sees his once-dominant lead whittled down to single digits, New Jersey voters are sending a clear message," said Mary Snow, polling analyst for the Quinnipiac poll. "They are troubled by the ethics cloud hanging over him."
  • Why Democrats lose at least eleven Senate elections: Menendez

    07/18/2018 9:56:26 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 49 replies
    vanity | July 18, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    In earlier posts I have made the flat assertion the Republicans, however undeserving they are, will win 11 Democrat Senate seats from the crashing Democrats. I stand by that prediction. One of the races that will be seen as an upset by a lot of people, will be the Democrats' loss of Bob Menendez's seat in New Jersey. That loss will bring the Democrats' loss total to eleven. He will lose to Republican challenger Bob Hugin. Those who only read yesterday’s headlines probably laughed at this confident prediction and probably didn’t even “bother” to read the reasoning behind it. That...
  • GOP’s Hugin Attacks Menendez as Poll Shows NJ Senate Race a Statistical Tie

    07/17/2018 7:37:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Bob Hugin, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, launched a blistering attack on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Monday as a new poll shows the race is now a statistical tie. The Gravis Marketing Poll, provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Monday, showed that Menendez leads Hugin by just two points, 43 percent to 41 percent, which is within the poll’s 4.1 percent margin of error In 2012, Menendez easily defeated his Republican opponent by 18 points. But November’s election comes on the heels of a public corruption trial of Menendez which the Department of Justice dropped...
  • White House probing comedian's prank call to Trump: report

    07/01/2018 11:42:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/18 | Justin Wise
    The White House has launched an internal investigation into how a comedian's prank call earlier this week was connected to President Trump. ABC News reported on Saturday that the Trump administration confirmed the claim that comedian John Melendez was connected to the president. The White House said it is now reviewing how the call occurred. Melendez said last week that he tricked Trump into believing he was New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D). In audio uploaded to “The Stuttering John Podcast,” Melendez converses with Trump, bringing up immigration concerns and Trump's executive order to stop separating migrant families at the...
  • What the hell happened to Bob Menendez in Tuesday's primary?

    06/06/2018 9:00:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Nj.com ^ | June 6, 2018
    Lisa McCormick's surprisingly strong showing against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in Tuesday's Democratic primary begs the question: What about Bob? McCormick, a virtual unknown who did not report spending any money on the race, received the support of almost 4 in 10 Democratic voters. While Menendez, D-N.J., was never seriously threatened with losing his party's nomination for another Senate term, his performance wasn't a good sign coming on the heels of his Senate Ethics Committee admonishment and a criminal corruption trial that ended in a hung jury before the charges were dropped.
  • Menendez 'Severely Admonished' Over Gifts From Dr. Melgen

    04/26/2018 3:35:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Rollcall ^ | April 26, 2018
    The Senate Ethics Committee has “severely admonished” Sen. Robert Menendez for improperly accepting gifts from South Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen. In a letter, the Ethics panel directed the Democrat from New Jersey to pay for all improper gifts that have not already been reimbursed. The panel of three Democrats and three Republicans noted that some reimbursement had already been made.
  • There's good news for Menendez in this poll of N.J. voters

    04/20/2018 5:41:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 12, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON -- A majority of New Jersey voters support U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez for re-election, giving him a 21-point lead over Republican challenger Bob Hugin in a Monmouth University poll released Thursday. Menendez, D-N.J., received 53 percent to 32 percent for the former Celgene Corp. executive. It is the second survey putting Menendez up by double digits following the Justice Department's decision not to retry him on federal corruption charges. He led Hugin, 49 percent to 32 percent, in a Quinnipiac University poll released last month. "The current state of the race does speak to what is perhaps the incumbent's...
  • Menendez kicks off re-election campaign pledging to fight Trump

    03/28/2018 4:48:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 28, 2018 | Terrence T. McDonald
    UNION CITY — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, the two-term Democrat whose federal corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November, returned to his hometown this morning to announce his bid for a third term, pledging to fight the Trump administration's policies on immigration, climate change and health care. Menendez, 64, received a hero's welcome at Union City High School, which was filled with 2,000 cheering students waving Menendez campaign signs and a host of fellow Democrats who sang hosannas about New Jersey's senior senator. Menendez joined the Democrats in casting himself as a bulwark against President Trump. "There is...
  • Florida shooting survivor vows to stay out of school until pols pass gun reform at N.J. rally

    02/26/2018 12:10:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 193 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2018 | Andy Mai, Stephen Rex Brown, Leonard Greene
    He's not going back to school. There aren’t enough grief counselors, well wishers or positive prayers to make Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg return to the school where his classmates were massacred unless Florida lawmakers pass gun control legislation. “I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed,” Hogg said at gun control rally Sunday in New Jersey.
  • Menendez's Republican challenger: 'I'm offended' by senator's actions

    02/16/2018 3:47:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    Republican Bob Hugin wasted little time Tuesday in attacking U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the Democrat he's aiming to topple in this year's Senate race in New Jersey. "This campaign is going to be a contrast -- a stark contrast in candidates," Hugin, a multimillionaire former pharmaceutical executive, said minutes after formally announcing his bid for the seat currently held by Menendez, a two-term senator who recently saw federal corruption charges against him dropped. "I am offended by Senator Menendez's actions," Hugin, 63, told the crowd at the Springfield Elks Lodge. "He's violated the public trust and, at the same time,...
  • DOJ files motion to dismiss Menendez indictment

    01/31/2018 9:32:05 AM PST · by csvset · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/2018 | Max Greenwood
    The Justice Department moved on Wednesday to dismiss charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) after a federal judge tossed out several charges against the lawmaker last week. "In light of the Court’s January 24, 2018 Opinion and Order and pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a), the United States of America moves to dismiss the Superseding Indictment," Annalou Tirol, the acting head of the Justice Department's public integrity division, wrote in a motion to dismiss the indictment. U.S. District Judge William Walls moved last week to acquit Menendez and his co-defendant Salomon Melgen on seven of the 18 charges...
  • In shocking move, feds drop all charges against Sen. Bob Menendez

    01/31/2018 9:17:16 AM PST · by Coronal · 37 replies
    NJ.com ^ | January 31, 2018 | Ted Sherman
    In a shocking turnaround, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped its case against Sen. Robert Menendez. In a court hearing today, federal prosecutors moved to dismiss the corruption indictment against the New Jersey Democrat. Last week, a federal judge acquitted Menendez and his co-defendant, Salomon Melgen, of seven of the 18 counts against them after a deadlocked jury could not reach a verdict in the high-profile case in November.
  • Feds to retry Sen. Menendez on corruption charges

    01/19/2018 2:49:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | PETE WILLIAMS
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department notified a federal judge Friday that it will again put Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey on trial, after a jury deadlocked and ended an earlier prosecution in a mistrial. "The conduct alleged in the indictment is serious and warrants retrial before a jury of citizens in the District of New Jersey," the Justice Department said. "An early retrial date is in the best interests of the public," government lawyers told the judge. A spokesman for Menendez said prosecutors evidently "did not hear the overwhelming voices of the New Jerseyans" who served on the jury...
  • Justice Dept intends to re-try Menendez in corruption case

    01/19/2018 2:32:31 PM PST · by BeauBo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | AVERY ANAPOL AND MAX GREENWOOD
    The Justice Department announced Friday that they intend to re-try Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on corruption charges after a deadlocked jury resulted in a mistrial in November... Menendez is up for reelection in 2018. He is widely expected to seek another term in office, though he has not made a formal announcement about his plans.
  • DOJ to re-try Bob Menendez corruption case, complicating his reelection bid

    01/19/2018 1:36:29 PM PST · by Hadean · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Kathryn Watson
    The federal government will re-try the corruption case of Sen. Bob Menendez, after the judge in the case declared a mistrial in November. Menendez was able to walk away from federal court last year because the jury was deadlocked. The New Jersey Democrat is up for reelection this year, and another trial could complicate his campaign efforts. In the former bribery case, prosecutors claimed Menendez took gifts from wealthy Florida donor Salomon Melgen, between 2006 and 2013, in exchange for political influence.
  • Prosecutors say they will retry New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez

    01/19/2018 12:31:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2018 | AP
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November. The filing to the judge on Friday seeks a retrial of the Democrat “at the earliest possible date.”