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  • White House probing comedian's prank call to Trump: report

    07/01/2018 11:42:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/18 | Justin Wise
    The White House has launched an internal investigation into how a comedian's prank call earlier this week was connected to President Trump. ABC News reported on Saturday that the Trump administration confirmed the claim that comedian John Melendez was connected to the president. The White House said it is now reviewing how the call occurred. Melendez said last week that he tricked Trump into believing he was New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D). In audio uploaded to “The Stuttering John Podcast,” Melendez converses with Trump, bringing up immigration concerns and Trump's executive order to stop separating migrant families at the...
  • What the hell happened to Bob Menendez in Tuesday's primary?

    06/06/2018 9:00:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies ^ | June 6, 2018
    Lisa McCormick's surprisingly strong showing against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in Tuesday's Democratic primary begs the question: What about Bob? McCormick, a virtual unknown who did not report spending any money on the race, received the support of almost 4 in 10 Democratic voters. While Menendez, D-N.J., was never seriously threatened with losing his party's nomination for another Senate term, his performance wasn't a good sign coming on the heels of his Senate Ethics Committee admonishment and a criminal corruption trial that ended in a hung jury before the charges were dropped.
  • Menendez 'Severely Admonished' Over Gifts From Dr. Melgen

    04/26/2018 3:35:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Rollcall ^ | April 26, 2018
    The Senate Ethics Committee has “severely admonished” Sen. Robert Menendez for improperly accepting gifts from South Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen. In a letter, the Ethics panel directed the Democrat from New Jersey to pay for all improper gifts that have not already been reimbursed. The panel of three Democrats and three Republicans noted that some reimbursement had already been made.
  • There's good news for Menendez in this poll of N.J. voters

    04/20/2018 5:41:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 12, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON -- A majority of New Jersey voters support U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez for re-election, giving him a 21-point lead over Republican challenger Bob Hugin in a Monmouth University poll released Thursday. Menendez, D-N.J., received 53 percent to 32 percent for the former Celgene Corp. executive. It is the second survey putting Menendez up by double digits following the Justice Department's decision not to retry him on federal corruption charges. He led Hugin, 49 percent to 32 percent, in a Quinnipiac University poll released last month. "The current state of the race does speak to what is perhaps the incumbent's...
  • Menendez kicks off re-election campaign pledging to fight Trump

    03/28/2018 4:48:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 28, 2018 | Terrence T. McDonald
    UNION CITY — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, the two-term Democrat whose federal corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November, returned to his hometown this morning to announce his bid for a third term, pledging to fight the Trump administration's policies on immigration, climate change and health care. Menendez, 64, received a hero's welcome at Union City High School, which was filled with 2,000 cheering students waving Menendez campaign signs and a host of fellow Democrats who sang hosannas about New Jersey's senior senator. Menendez joined the Democrats in casting himself as a bulwark against President Trump. "There is...
  • Florida shooting survivor vows to stay out of school until pols pass gun reform at N.J. rally

    02/26/2018 12:10:29 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 193 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 25, 2018 | Andy Mai, Stephen Rex Brown, Leonard Greene
    He's not going back to school. There aren’t enough grief counselors, well wishers or positive prayers to make Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg return to the school where his classmates were massacred unless Florida lawmakers pass gun control legislation. “I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed,” Hogg said at gun control rally Sunday in New Jersey.
  • Menendez's Republican challenger: 'I'm offended' by senator's actions

    02/16/2018 3:47:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    Republican Bob Hugin wasted little time Tuesday in attacking U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the Democrat he's aiming to topple in this year's Senate race in New Jersey. "This campaign is going to be a contrast -- a stark contrast in candidates," Hugin, a multimillionaire former pharmaceutical executive, said minutes after formally announcing his bid for the seat currently held by Menendez, a two-term senator who recently saw federal corruption charges against him dropped. "I am offended by Senator Menendez's actions," Hugin, 63, told the crowd at the Springfield Elks Lodge. "He's violated the public trust and, at the same time,...
  • DOJ files motion to dismiss Menendez indictment

    01/31/2018 9:32:05 AM PST · by csvset · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/31/2018 | Max Greenwood
    The Justice Department moved on Wednesday to dismiss charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) after a federal judge tossed out several charges against the lawmaker last week. "In light of the Court’s January 24, 2018 Opinion and Order and pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a), the United States of America moves to dismiss the Superseding Indictment," Annalou Tirol, the acting head of the Justice Department's public integrity division, wrote in a motion to dismiss the indictment. U.S. District Judge William Walls moved last week to acquit Menendez and his co-defendant Salomon Melgen on seven of the 18 charges...
  • In shocking move, feds drop all charges against Sen. Bob Menendez

    01/31/2018 9:17:16 AM PST · by Coronal · 37 replies ^ | January 31, 2018 | Ted Sherman
    In a shocking turnaround, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped its case against Sen. Robert Menendez. In a court hearing today, federal prosecutors moved to dismiss the corruption indictment against the New Jersey Democrat. Last week, a federal judge acquitted Menendez and his co-defendant, Salomon Melgen, of seven of the 18 counts against them after a deadlocked jury could not reach a verdict in the high-profile case in November.
  • Feds to retry Sen. Menendez on corruption charges

    01/19/2018 2:49:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | PETE WILLIAMS
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department notified a federal judge Friday that it will again put Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey on trial, after a jury deadlocked and ended an earlier prosecution in a mistrial. "The conduct alleged in the indictment is serious and warrants retrial before a jury of citizens in the District of New Jersey," the Justice Department said. "An early retrial date is in the best interests of the public," government lawyers told the judge. A spokesman for Menendez said prosecutors evidently "did not hear the overwhelming voices of the New Jerseyans" who served on the jury...
  • Justice Dept intends to re-try Menendez in corruption case

    01/19/2018 2:32:31 PM PST · by BeauBo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Jan 2018 | AVERY ANAPOL AND MAX GREENWOOD
    The Justice Department announced Friday that they intend to re-try Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on corruption charges after a deadlocked jury resulted in a mistrial in November... Menendez is up for reelection in 2018. He is widely expected to seek another term in office, though he has not made a formal announcement about his plans.
  • DOJ to re-try Bob Menendez corruption case, complicating his reelection bid

    01/19/2018 1:36:29 PM PST · by Hadean · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | Kathryn Watson
    The federal government will re-try the corruption case of Sen. Bob Menendez, after the judge in the case declared a mistrial in November. Menendez was able to walk away from federal court last year because the jury was deadlocked. The New Jersey Democrat is up for reelection this year, and another trial could complicate his campaign efforts. In the former bribery case, prosecutors claimed Menendez took gifts from wealthy Florida donor Salomon Melgen, between 2006 and 2013, in exchange for political influence.
  • Prosecutors say they will retry New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez

    01/19/2018 12:31:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2018 | AP
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November. The filing to the judge on Friday seeks a retrial of the Democrat “at the earliest possible date.”
  • White House opposed new Iran sanctions

    11/30/2012 3:18:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies ^ | Friday, November 30, 2012 - 3:15 PM | Josh Rogin
    The White House announced its opposition to a new round of Iran sanctions that the Senate unanimously approved Friday, in the latest instance of Congress pushing for more aggressive punitive measures on Iran than the administration deems prudent. On Thursday, Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which the Senate passed 94-0. The new legislative language would blacklist Iran's energy, port, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors, while also placing new restrictions on Iran's ability to get insurance for all these industries. The legislation would also vastly expand U.S. support for human...
  • GOP Has Puzzling Dearth of Opponents Vs. Sen. Menendez

    12/26/2017 1:12:57 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 25, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Despite poor polling and a recent corruption trial that ended in a hung jury, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has few 2018 challengers because of the unpopularity of President Donald Trump and the GOP, Politico reported. Richard Pezzullo, the runner-up in the New Jersey Republican 2014 Senate primary, is the sole candidate currently for the GOP nomination next year, the outlet reported. He told Politico he, too, is puzzled by the lack of candidates.
  • No Democrats, You Don’t Have the Moral High Ground. You’re Not Even Close

    12/08/2017 4:12:56 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-08-17 | Brother Bob
    The latest casualties in the Pervnado of the last few months, John Conyers and Al Franken, appear to be products of the Radical Left's fear that Roy Moore is going to win his special election in Alabama, despite what appear to credible allegations of harassment against Moore. The Radical Lefts new narrative seems to be, "We supported these guys until we learned that they were bad people. Now you're going to elect this creep even though you know about his past? Shame!" What our Lefty pals seem to misunderstand is that our response is simple, "Yes we know. And f***...
  • Silence on Sleaze-Bob Menendez

    11/14/2017 11:11:36 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    The verdict is in. I pronounce Democrat leaders, left-wing feminists and Beltway journalists guilty of gross negligence and hypocrisy over a dirty rotten sleazeball in their midst. For the past 11 weeks, Bob Menendez has been on trial for 18 counts of bribery, fraud and corruption involving nearly $1 million in gifts and donations. The jury remained deadlocked as of Tuesday. A new Media Research Center analysis reported that ABC, CBS and NBC devoted 40 times more of their morning and evening TV newscast coverage this past week to Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's alleged sexual assault accusers than...
  • Jury Deadlocked in Democrat Sen. Menendez Corruption Case, Deliberations to Continue

    11/13/2017 4:24:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 11/13/17 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Democratic Senator Robert Menendez is on trial for bribery, honest services fraud, and conspiracy. Menendez is accused of using his Senate office to proffer favors for big-moneyed campaign donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen. The trial came to a halt Monday with the jury deadlocked on all 12 federal charges.From U.S. District Judge William Walls sent them home early and told them to try again on Tuesday.“Go home and have a good meal and have a good sleep,” Walls told the jury.The jury foreman sent the judge a note around 2 p.m. saying the group could not reach a verdict on...
  • [Vanity] If It Weren't for Double Standards...

    11/13/2017 7:11:27 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Facebook | Felix Unger Day -- November 13 | A Friend
    A good point, posted by a friend of mine on his Facebook page: "Notice none of the people in either party calling on Moore to get off the #ALSen ballot are calling on Menendez to resign, even though he's under indictment for bribery and is alleged to have traveled overseas to have sex with 13 YEAR OLDS!" We're waiting.
  • Watch: Durbin Dodges on Whether He Will Vote to Expel Bob Menendez If Convicted

    11/13/2017 3:43:07 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 11/12/17 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) refused to “get into the hypotheticals,” when asked if he would vote to expel Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) if he is convicted at his federal corruption trial. Durbin said, “I’m not going to get into the hypotheticals on either of these situations. As I said, several steps removed. I’m hopeful that when all is said and done that Bob Menendez will be returning to the Senate representing the state of New Jersey.