Democrat Senator Bob Menendez Facing New Indictment
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) just got more bad news on the legal front.
The indictments against Menendez are really starting to pile up, with yet another superseding indictment filed against him on Tuesday.
The latest is regarding the alleged acceptance of gifts from Qatar to help a New Jersey developer get millions in investment funds from Qatar.
Having lived in that area for a minute, I am well aware of the corruption allegations that have followed Menendez for most of his career.
The first time charges were filed against him, he somehow managed to avoid being convicted, but I don’t think he will enjoy that luxury this time around.
Already facing four criminal charges regarding alleged bribes and acting as a foreign agent for Egypt, Menendez now adds the Qatari charges to the stack.
Menendez has been accused of accepting cash and gold in exchange for granting political favors to local businessmen in New Jersey with ties to Egypt, as well as pushing legislation to grant aid to Egypt.
The latest indictment claims that Menendez praised the Qatari government for helping secure a real estate development deal for one of his buddies.
The praise in question applauded the Qatari government in a press release for Qatar’s role in relocating Afghanistan refugees to the United States after Biden’s disastrous withdrawal.
Not long after that press release, a family member of Menendez’s was given Formula One tickets and at least two gold bars.
Menendez has been defiant throughout, claiming in September, “The allegations leveled against me are just that: allegations.
“I recognized that this will be the biggest fight yet. But as I have stated through this whole process, I firmly believe that when all of the facts are presented, not only will I be exonerated, but I will still be New Jersey’s senior senator.”
Menendez stepped down as the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after the initial charges were brought, but he has refused to resign his seat.