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US Senator Bob Menendez: Going Down

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PREPARING INDICTMENT … || By FITSNEWS || The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to indict U.S. Senator Bob Menendez – a powerful Democrat from New Jersey – on federal corruption charges, CNN is reporting. According to the network, DOJ officials believe Menendez “used his Senate office…

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PREPARING INDICTMENT …

|| By FITSNEWS || The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to indict U.S. Senator Bob Menendez – a powerful Democrat from New Jersey – on federal corruption charges, CNN is reporting.

According to the network, DOJ officials believe Menendez “used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts.”

News of the charges – which CNN says are imminent – comes more than two years after an FBI raid of the West Palm Beach, Florida offices of Dr. Salomon Melgen – a wealthy Menendez donor.  Menendez has previously denied that he and Melgen hired prostitutes (including one who was allegedly 16 years old at the time) to perform sex acts on them at alcohol-soaked orgies in the Dominican Republic.

He’s still denying any wrongdoing …

“All of the Senator’s actions have been appropriate and lawful and the facts will ultimately confirm that,” Menendez’s office said this week in a statement released to reporters.

Perhaps … but two years ago Menendez was forced to repay Melgen nearly $60,000 in travel expenses related to their trips to the Dominican Republic, which his office referred to as an “oversight.”

Menendez was appointed to the U.S. Senate by New Jersey governor Jon Corzine in January 2006.  He won the seat in his own right that November, and was reelected in 2012.  From 2013-2015, he served as the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations – a job he lost after the “Republican” takeover of the Senate last fall.

UPDATE: Well, well … the uber-liberal “Fix” is in from The Washington Post … “Where is the line drawn? What’s the difference between what Menendez is alleged to have done and what the public often sees as the standard D.C. practice of legislators voting in ways that their donors would appreciate?” That’s not an impartial commentator, either. That’s from the lede written by their “reporter,” Philip Bump.

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35 comments

GrandTango March 6, 2015 at 4:03 pm

He crossed Obama. When you don’t march in lockstep w/ the corrupt….who is operating like a dictator thanks to a filthy-biased media…you get taken out…

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Buz Martin March 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Right. And when you DO cooperate with him, you get blanket protection for yourself and all your corrupt cronies of both parties. Which explains what happened to the “Coastal Kickback” investigation, courtesy of Democrats Clyburn, Nettles and Toal.

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Same ol' Same ol' March 8, 2015 at 8:58 am

Yeah, whatever happened with that one?

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Buz Martin March 8, 2015 at 3:50 pm

As i said, Clyburn, Netttles and Toal worked out a way to make it go away. Clyburn and Nettles, for sure. I just threw Toal in there for fun. Because of her connection to Nettles.

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FastEddy23 March 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

Pots and kettles calling out each other?

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The Great Googily Moogily March 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm

ok, so he won his first election in 2012, then the very next year he was chairman of foreign relations?

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SC Bound March 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Elected to House in 1993, won first Senate election in 2006 and re-elected in 2012. Word is he is headed here to run for office b/c this indictment makes him the perfect candidate for SC. After he switches to the GOP of course.

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Halfvast Conspirator March 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

This is a resume enhancer for a dem candidate, though he appears to be too stupid to have paid off everyone who could whack him. But I repeat myself…

Wonder if he ever flew with Slick Willie and that other character to consort with underage girls.

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M.O. March 7, 2015 at 8:20 am

Well thanks for confirming that the majority of Repubs in office in SC are Democrats who want to get elected to office.

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idcydm March 6, 2015 at 5:25 pm

He’s bucking the Administration’s line.

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Tazmaniac March 7, 2015 at 9:15 am

BINGO!!!!!!! Ding-ding-ding-ding. Correct answer, otherwise good ole Bob would still be one of the “boys”.

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Buz Martin March 6, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Let’s face it, aren’t most orgies soaked in alcohol? Or fueled by drugs?

Funny that it’s alway either “alcohol-soaked” or “drug-fueled.”

These pols should hire Bill Cosby. He will alcohol soak their orgies and drug fuel them at the same time … with some curry on the side, and — for that special Bill Clinton touch — a big ol’ see-gar for each dude. Hilarious routine about spanish fly included, of course. His attorney, Martin Singer, could offer a group rate to them for slut-shaming all the woman involved.

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Bible Thumper March 6, 2015 at 6:56 pm

 “alcohol-soaked” or “drug-fueled.”
It’s cheaper and easier than paying a 16-25 year old sober girl to have sex with an gross 60 year old man.

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Buz Martin March 6, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Grim truth, that. The thing is, the use of drugs and booze to get sex easy long ago took hold in the youth culture of countless generations. Frat boys being the most publicized practitioners these days.

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FastEddy23 March 6, 2015 at 10:27 pm

And when those frat boys take the booze and drugs, the brown eye cowboys show at the party and … and it’s Penn State all over again.

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Buz Martin March 7, 2015 at 7:05 am

That’s what made the headlines that read “Sandusky warmly welcomes Bill Cosby” so creepy. Except that there should be no minors at those frat boys.

shifty henry March 6, 2015 at 9:41 pm

It’s easier to pay a 20-22 year old sober girl to have sex because they can drive themselves home.

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Bible Thumper March 6, 2015 at 9:58 pm

That presents a problem. Once they see the sixty year old man naked, the 20-22 year old sober girl can drive home before sex.

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shifty henry March 6, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Uh-uh…. it’s called “being charming”

Bible Thumper March 6, 2015 at 10:22 pm

In your case, it was probably the dim lighting.

shifty henry March 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Excuse me, but you were posting as I was editing my comment… but, dim lighting is romantic.

TontoBubbaGoldstein March 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

GANGSTA RAP PRO TIP

“And I keep a big bank. Oh I think dey like dat.

Lean wid it. Rock wid it.”

—Dem Franchize Boyz

shifty henry March 7, 2015 at 10:16 am

heh, heh… pretty good!

shifty henry March 6, 2015 at 10:42 pm

OK, I’ll concede, but it may have been only once or twice….

Rocky March 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm

Don’t he sort of look like a Democrat version of Pat Robertson?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 7, 2015 at 10:03 am

Senator Bob Menendez,The Right Reverend Pat Robertson and Former Sakerlina Grifter in Chief James B. Holderman.

Triplets with faulty moral compasses separated at birth?

Maybe they used Holderman’s bankruptcy protected compound in Florida as a jumping off point for some er… equal opportunity, alcohol fueled orgies with underage Dominican prostitutes with Baker insuring that God prevented hurricanes from interrupting their debaucheries?

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idcydm March 6, 2015 at 10:36 pm

Chicago politics.

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nitrat March 7, 2015 at 8:34 am

Anytime a Cuban ‘American’ politician goes down, Democrat or Republican, it’s a good thing.
Our foreign policy has to cease being based on the special interests of a handful of special interest, single issue politicians and their supporters.
Obama has brokenloose, not quite freed us from the chains of the Cuban ‘American’ political cabal.
Now, we need to break free from the Israeli/Christian Zionist cabal and develop a Middle East foreign policy based on what is best for the USA not Israel and the desire for the Christian Zionists to make the rapture happen really, really soon.

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itstillworks March 7, 2015 at 7:24 pm

I’m sure this timing was, like Totally Random…nothing to do with M ‘ s public declamation of O ‘ s foreign policy regarding Iran…just like all those Tea Party audits were, like, Totally Random… Thuggish Third World Banana Republic tactics deployed yet again…

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nitrat March 8, 2015 at 9:54 am

And, I bet you don’t even have a clue that this investigation started years ago over what Menendez’s Medicare fraudster ophthalmologist buddy Dr. Melgen was doing in Florida to become one of the largest recipients of Medicare payments in the country.
If you read anything except (f)right wing tracts you would know

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RogueElephant March 8, 2015 at 8:43 am

Another Dim cockroach going down. Gotta love it. The sad thing is that in NJ he will be replaced by another one. Maybe we could send Grahamnasty. He would actually look conservative in NJ.

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Lobby March 8, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Sounds similar to what’s going on here in SC. I’ve heard from my Fed friends that Curtis Loftis is in serious trouble. The Senate in’t going to be the hard part.

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Jacob March 8, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Going down for what exactly?

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Lobby March 8, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Procurement issues. Kickbacks. Pay to play. Lots happening.

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Insider March 8, 2015 at 9:06 pm

Doubt it. Curt will get off. Theyve been trying to bring him down for a long time but they haven’t found their silver bullet yet.

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