Friday, September 22, 2023

Menendez Indicted

 PJMedia, along with others is reporting that Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has been indicted on federal bribery charges.

According to a report from NBC News, Sen. Menendez and his wife received $400,000 in gold bars from Fred Daibes, a New Jersey developer, in exchange for the senator interfering with a Justice Department investigation of Daibes when he was facing federal bank fraud charges.

I take no pleasure in reporting this, and the senator is certainly entitled to the presumption of innocence.  But I am reminded that Mark Twain said:

 There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress

It's interesting.  The article says that Menendez has been under investigation since October, 2022.  That is just one year. I didn't think that the FBI could conduct a whole investigation in a single year.  I mean, they did let Hunter's charges lapse due to the statute of limitations. 


WI Jason said...

He forgot that his last name is Menendez and not Biden. Rookie mistake that will cost him dearly.

Old NFO said...

Ironically, apparently there is a 'link' back to Hunter/daddy through the emails for bribes... LOL

Dave O said...

That's my Senator!

Anonymous said...

Again?!? Apparently he didn't learn his lesson the first time, when he barely avoided jail...
Maybe he didn't give a big enough cut to more powerful people, or maybe he isn't following orders well enough so they're making an example of him?