Democrat Senator from New Jersey, Robert Menendez, was indicted on corruption charges on Wednesday, following the senator’s sharp criticism of the Obama-Kerry Iran nuke deal talks.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday:
A federal grand jury in Newark handed down a five count indictment, charging Mr. Menendez with crimes including conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services fraud.
Dr. Melgen is already under investigation for possibly overbilling Medicare. The FBI has also probed whether Mr. Menendez used his position to try to help Dr. Melgen with his legal troubles and whether the senator sought to improperly aid Dr. Melgen’s business interests in a Dominican Republic port security company. Dr. Melgen’s lawyer has previously said the doctor acted appropriately at all times.
The timing of the charges have been seen as highly suspicious, since the alleged crimes occurred years ago and coincide with Sen. Menendez being highly critical of the Obama Regime’s Cuban policy, as well as its soft stance in keeping the terrorist-supporting Islamic State of Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
As the Washington Times recalled, Team Obama-Holder are not opposed to punishing their political enemies:
The suspicions of politics in the Menendez indictment may be unwarranted, but Eric Holder seems to us capable of just about anything to grease the path for whatever the president wants. His signature domestic initiative, Obamacare, passed Congress only after federal prosecutors persecuted the late Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, a harsh critic of the health care scheme, on charges that were later dismissed by a federal appeals court that held the Justice Department guilty of prosecutorial misconduct.
Sen. Menendez has said that he will fight any charge, saying on March 7, “Let me be very clear, I have always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the law,” he said. “Every action that I and my office have taken the last 23 years that I have been privileged to be in the United States Congress has been based on pursuing the best policies for the people of New Jersey and this entire country.”
“I’m not going anywhere,” he stated.