Wall Street Journal: Menendez charges could come this week

Senator Bob Menendez, left, and Congressman Frank Pallone, making like chimpmunks at the 2012 Belmar St. Patrick's parade. Photo credit Charles Measley

Senator Bob Menendez, left, and Congressman Frank Pallone, making like chimpmunks at the 2012 Belmar St. Patrick’s parade. Photo credit Charles Measley

The Wall Street Journal reported this afternoon that Washington, DC based federal prosecutors are expected to file criminal corruption charges against U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) as early as this week.

WSJ’s anonymous sources did not reveal the specific charges, but indicated that a legal battle over how much the Constitution shields federal legislators and their aides has come to a close.  The charges, which reportedly will be filed in New Jersey’s federal courts, are believed to involve Menendez’s relationship with Florida eye-doctor, Solomon Melgen.

Earlier this month, CNN reported that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder signed off on the Menendez prosecution.  In a hastily called press conference after the CNN  report broke on March 8, the senator defiantly defended the “appropriateness and lawfulness” of his conduct in office, including his dealings with Melgen.

New Jersey’s senior senator and the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Menendez has been an outspoken critic of the Obama Administrations policies regarding Iran’s nuclear energy/arms program and the normalization of relations with Cuba.

Posted: March 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Wall Street Journal: Menendez charges could come this week”

  1. Wow. said at 8:10 pm on March 22nd, 2015:

    Am no fan of the Senator by any stretch, but does it not scare the bejesus outa ya,to see the lengths this bunch will go to, to destroy anybody who dares disagree with the Imperial president? Have no idea how we survive another 21 months of these people..period..

  2. No problem for Bobby said at 9:17 pm on March 22nd, 2015:

    “Chickenhawk” Menendez will demand Obama send in the marines against Isis, nuke Iran, and send more tax dollars to Israel. Then he’ll travel to Israel with John Boehner and give homage to his BFF “Bibi” Netanyahu while they do a victory dance over Obama’s defeat at the Israeli polls.

    When he gets back Bobby will check the account for his legal defense fund which will be more than adequately funded by his Zionist Sugar Daddys like Sheldon Adelson and the rest of the folks at AIPAC.

  3. Bob English said at 9:34 pm on March 22nd, 2015:

    @Wow…there is zero evidence to back up your claim but if you have any please post. The allegations against Menendez has been out there for at least 18 months if not longer. Feds probably did as through investigation as they could and likely decided they either had to go forward or drop it.

    Pols are taking money from constituents on a daily bases so the bar is set pretty high to prove there was a quid pro quo in this case….will be interesting to see what is in the indictment (if there is one.)

  4. @Bob English said at 10:38 pm on March 22nd, 2015:

    Even if Menendez gets a pass from the feds, he still has the GOP-controlled Senate ethics committee to deal with, and there is no way, no matter how much he prostates himself before his Zionist masters, they’re going to let him get away with those free sex trips to Santo Domingo which he didn’t reimburse until after he got caught.

  5. @@Bob English said at 12:00 am on March 23rd, 2015:

    In case you didn’t hear, the “free sex trips” was a bunch of nonsense and lies….turned out to be someone trying to frame him…As an fyi, if there are federal charges, I’d think the Senate Ethics Committee will let that play out

  6. Jim Granelli said at 9:27 am on March 23rd, 2015:

    @ No Problem.

    Just stop with the “Zionist Masters/Sugar Daddy” hyperbolic comments. Sounds too much like hate speech and makes you look like a nut.

  7. Sancho Panza said at 7:42 pm on March 23rd, 2015:

    Why would the charges be lodged now whereas they were found totally unwarranted less than two years ago?