Judge Rules Against Defense – Democrat Senator Menendez Bribery and Corruption Trial Continues…

The federal bribery and corruption trial of Democrat Senator Bob Menendez will continue after a federal judge refused to support a defense motion for acquittal.

WASHINGTON – A federal judge ruled Monday that the case against Sen. Bob Menendez would move ahead after defense attorneys made the case for acquittal, reports NJ Advance Media.

Defense attorneys argued that the charges went against a recent Supreme Court decision that limited the scope of bribery charges in a federal court. They said the actions Mr. Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, and Mr. Melgen are accused of doing were not included in the scope as defined by the Court and should not be allowed in this case, according to the report.

The Supreme Court decision came from the case against former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell when his bribery conviction was overturned late last year.

Mr. Menendez and his friend Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist, were brought up on 18 criminal counts concerning payments Mr. Melgen allegedly made to Mr. Menendez in exchange for political favors. One specific instance included a Medicare billing issue in which Mr. Menendez intervened. (read more)

 

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36 Responses to Judge Rules Against Defense – Democrat Senator Menendez Bribery and Corruption Trial Continues…

  1. FL_GUY says:

    Whoops. Look like they accidentally got a REAL Federal judge rather than a Clintoon/Obama fixer.

    Liked by 14 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      I hope and pray that he is found guilty on all charges. This would be a nightmare for the Democrats and Rhinos. 84% of NJ voters want him removed from his Senate seat ASAP. This would allow Chris Christie to appoint a Republican until November 2018! Could be a huge vote on Tax Reform and Healthcare.

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  2. Howie says:

    They always do. The motion is good practice by a defense lawyer.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. tax2much says:

    I would love to comment, but I’m too overcome with grief over Hillary’s broken toe.

    Liked by 18 people

  4. MfM says:

    He doesn’t seem to be taking this very seriously, I wonder if he thinks the fix is already in?

    In the middle of this trial he made time to make a quick trip to Puerto Rico so that he could bash Trump.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Publius2016 says:

    Time is make a plea Sen. Melendez. No the DNC will protect you. This is Obama payback. You owe them nothing; take the deal now so Gov. Christie appoints the next Senator. After Christmas, any deal will be significantly worse!

    Liked by 4 people

  6. TwoLaine says:

    Dead man walking Thad Cochran needs to step down. NOW. He’s a farce.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Publius2016 says:

    No, the DNC will protect you???

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  8. Sandra-VA says:

    I knew they would try that defense! But they are trying to compare apples to oranges and I am very happy that the Judge saw through that ploy. There is too much evidence, too much witness testimony to prove he did pay for play, which is criminal.

    He will be going down.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Am I not living in the real world. If he is found guilty he probably wont suffer a penalty of consequence. True or false???

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  10. remuda2016 says:

    Meanwhile…as Rush has shown…the appointment of REAL JUDGES.is underway in the Trump Administration…of the CENTURY…!

    Liked by 9 people

  11. Jim says:

    I always wonder if Supreme Justices are so impartial and non-political, why does everyone care so much who appoints them? Good grief, everyone knows what goes on in the justice system. The only one I trust is our President. If a judge is OK with him, I’m all in.

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  12. William F Buckley's Ghost says:

    Dr. Melgen wasn’t even a resident of New Jersey or a constituent of Senator Menendez so how could it be considered regular constituent services?

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  13. peachteachr says:

    Did you ever think you would ever see the trial of a sitting senator that involves sex and money that gets zero press coverage? I’m not saying that they leave his party out of the story. There is no story. Zip, nada.

    Liked by 1 person

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