A federal judge just gave the worst news a Senator could receive while he serves his state — “Your corruption court case is scheduled for.”
“About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.” Will Rogers
Sen. Bob Menendez has been trying to run from this case for a while now and a federal judge, U.S. District Court Judge William Walls has determined there is enough evidence for this to go to trial. That doesn’t bode well for the Senator, do you agree?
Oh, wait, Menendez was one of the Senate votes against the repeal of Obamacare, so in a way, this might be karma. Doesn’t it seem most Democrats in US Congress and beyond are so freaking corrupt. Ask Hillary Clinton, and she’ll tell you in detail.
Menendez is accused of giving political favors to a Florida doctor in exchange for campaign contributions and gifts. The Senator tried to get out of the trial by using the case against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, but Judge Walls said that argument would be made during the trial. He must have been confused over the past eight years thinking laws don’t apply to Democrats.
Source: Free Beacon
U.S. District Court Judge William Walls said the determination of whether Menendez performed an “official act” in his attempts to benefit Melgen will be made during the trial, which is set to begin on Sept. 6.
“Whether the acts alleged in the Superseding Indictment satisfy the definition of an ‘official act’ under McDonnell is a factual determination that cannot be resolved before the Government has the opportunity to present evidence at trial,” wrote Walls in his rejection of the dismissal request.
Menendez received campaign contributions from Melgen, in addition to flights on private jets and luxury vacations.
Prosecutors allege Menendez asked government officials to assist Melgen in his billings dispute with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Melgen was found guilty in April of Medicare fraud.
Menendez will be busy with court proceedings for four days a week beginning in September. Jury selection for the trial will begin later this month.
Polling has found that a majority of New Jersey voters think Menendez should have resigned shortly after the corruption charges were brought against him.
I am certainly not surprised, but that doesn’t stop me from being hugely frustrated that yet another politician has chosen to do his best to wiggle out of the consequences of his actions rather than dig deep and find his moral compass and admit that his actions were wrong and accept the consequences with humility and dignity.
We know all the Democrats are corrupt. The question is when are they going to prison. When are the Clintons and the Obamas going to pay back all of the money they stole from the American citizen tax payers.
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