The Bob Menendez corruption trial sure won’t be boring

Posted by on Sep 06, 2017 at 7:55 am

Prosecutors have laid out a strong case against New Jersey Democrat Robert Menendez in their indictment. But in the two years since it was unveiled, the Supreme Court has made it much harder to win a conviction.

The senator is charged with taking nearly $1 million in personal gifts and campaign cash from a longtime friend, allegedly in return for political favors.

Menendez says the favors were very much like those in the cases of Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell and former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, whose convictions wound up being overturned.

Prosecutors counter that friendship and bribery aren’t incompatible — and what’s key is the timing of the favors, often coming the same day Menendez was sent a hefty donation by Dr. Salomon Melgen.

The wealthy Florida ophthalmologist also treated Menendez (as both freely admit) to free vacations at celebrity-packed luxury Caribbean resorts.

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One Response to “The Bob Menendez corruption trial sure won’t be boring”

  1. MikeyParks on 6/06/17 at 11:36 am

    Please correct your headline to “The DEMOCRAT Bob Menendez corruption trial sure won’t be boring.” This is just to add a little balance to the MSM’s reporting.