EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): You may think what you want for Senator Menendez but I was truly appalled watching the prosecutor presenting on camera at length all the evidence at his disposal and, in essence, condemning the Senator before even the trial started.  Truly appalling!! How is this prosecutor now going to pick the grand jury when ALL the people of this country have heard him basically deciding the case?  This is not how legal systems are supposed to work. Especially in the case of Menendez who has been cleared of accusation before…
I am not suggesting that Menendez is innocent – just that this is not the way for any justice system to work – not even in Uganda!
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source – thehill.com

Menendez steps down as Foreign Relations chairman after indictment

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) will step down from his position as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee following an indictment that was unsealed on Friday.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the move Friday afternoon.

Under Democratic Conference rules, a member in a leadership position or with a chair must resign if charged with a felony, but can be reinstated if the charges are cleared or dropped to a lesser charge.

“Bob Menendez has been a dedicated public servant and is always fighting hard for the people of New Jersey. He has a right to due process and a fair trial,” Schumer said in the statement.

“Senator Menendez has rightly decided to step down temporarily from his position as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee until the matter has been resolved.”

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), as the most senior Democrat on the panel, is likely to move into the chairmanship role. Cardin announced in May that he will retire at the end of his term in 2025 and it’s possible that the third-ranking Democrat on the committee, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), could also be considered for the chair.

The committee is unlikely to see any major hiccups in operations if Menendez is allowed to retain his seat on the committee while not serving as chair.

Menendez faces three counts, including conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right, a charge for public officials who take bribes in return for official acts, with allegations of bribery linked to his work on the committee.

At least two House Democrats have called for Menendez’s resignation from Congress.

 

3 COMMENTS

    • This is a very suspicious story… The fact that Egypt was mentioned several times by the prosecutor – when we know that Menendez was “funded” from several countries – shows that there is a wider game played here…

  1. Suspicious …mayber to many people , but if you are from New Jersey , not surprizing at all !

    The first time he was prosecuted , it was by the Obama – Biden democratic Party rule ..representing one of the first time a ruling party of America turned on one of their own! And Nick …the reason was that Menendez , the number funded U.S Senator in America by the Zionist Party of Israel , was just one of 4 democrates to oppose the Iran Nuclear Proliferation agreement agreed on by Obama , Russia , China, and three other major powers which would have ended the Exonomic Sanctions imposed by the EU and U.S , and allow them to do business in Europe! Importanly, Israel was furious , since, they consider Iran a Mortal enemy to not only Israel ..but and they are not threats to America !
    Furthermore , based on some agreement , Israel lobby funded his entire legal defense , and even handed him $500,000 dollars to refund to the U.S treasury as part of his Censorship Agreement !

    Today , Cross a line with the Jewish Zionist Murderer’s Inc crime family of the Israeli lobby, because Egypt and the rest of the Arab leaque have all restored ties with Syria and have promise to help rebuild Syria!
    In response to that … House Republican and Democrats enacted the “Anti-Assad normalization act which added more economic sanctions on the people of Syria , and deprive them of essential goods to live , and also included Economic Sanctiona on all countries who invest and do busness with Syria …including Egypt !
    In orther words ..to understand what we are dealing with in this world and America , having ravaged Syria and now with them losing in Syria basically, they wish to prohibit Syria from recoverign it economic busines so they could force the people of Syria, to either surrender their elected leader to the U.S or leave syrial!

    So , it is Israel who pulled the plug on Menendez , since, he was an insubordinate Mob boss who was cheating on the Godfathers to make extra money by promoting a Miliatary Aid package of 1.6 billion dollars to enemy Egypt , the same way they continue to pay off all these Congressman to wage war with Iran !

    A week ago , Biden was in Egypt and advise him that due to their Human rights record , they could not at this time forward thei money to Egypt!

    This now represent only the second time that the ruling democratic party turned on its own party member!

    Nick , the entire Republican and Democratic parties must be entirely dismantled ! The are the deep State , and International Crime Syndicate with the control of the DOJ and FBI…which allows them to do these crimes against mankind ! Very Very Sick !

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