A Democrat Senator is under federal investigation.
Bob Menendez might even be getting used to the hot water at this point.
The old man from New Jersey is being investigated by Southern District of New York Prosecutors who "have sent at least one subpoena in the case."
The breaking news comes from reporter Kadia Goba of Semafor.
Kadia explained that "it’s notable to see the Department of Justice return to Menendez after its humiliating public failure to convict him."
She is, of course, referring to the 2015 DOJ case against Menendez and a Democrat donor for conspiracy and bribery.
Because Menendez is a connected, powerful, rich man, he wasn't convicted.
"Menendez and a Florida eye doctor, Salomon Melgen, were indicted in 2015 for an alleged arrangement under which the doctor provided flights on a private jet and lavish vacations in exchange for the senator’s help with government contracts and other public favors. Menendez’s lawyers argued that the two men were simply good friends. The inquiry ended in a mistrial in 2017 after the jury failed to reach a verdict. (Melgen was convicted in 2017 of medicare fraud, and received clemency from President Donald Trump in 2021.)
The two people familiar with the investigation, one who is directly connected to the investigation and the other a New Jersey lawyer who has been told of the case, said that the broad outlines of the new inquiry are similar to the 2017 case. Both said that the new investigation involves an entirely different group of people, however," Goba reported.
Goba also made it public that Menendez is already aware of this new investigation, relaying a message from Menendez's advisor Michale Soliman:
"Senator Menendez is aware of an investigation that was reported on today, however he does not know the scope of the investigation. As always, should any official inquiries be made, the Senator is available to provide any assistance that is requested of him or his office."
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