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    CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

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    The Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat, alleging he used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts.
    Color me surprized. I didn't think the Holder Justice Department would ever go after a fellow Democrat. Certainly not a sitting senator, anyway.

    On the other hand, let's see if they actually file the charges.

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    Re: CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

    The plane trips I get, but the rest of it is a slippery slope. In an alternate scenario, if a Senator from Washington or Illinois advocates for something that benefits Boeing and someone at Boeing makes a big donation, is that really corruption? Shouldn't representatives actually be able to advocate for the businesses in their district/state and those businesses be able to support the people who support them?
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    Re: CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

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    Color me surprized. I didn't think the Holder Justice Department would ever go after a fellow Democrat. Certainly not a sitting senator, anyway.

    On the other hand, let's see if they actually file the charges.
    I don't understand why you think Holder wouldn't do his job as the chief law enforcer? Would you expect a Republican to only prosecute Democrats?


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    Re: CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

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    I don't understand why you think Holder wouldn't do his job as the chief law enforcer? Would you expect a Republican to only prosecute Democrats?

    Yes, that's how it is to them. Everything is a partisan ****.

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    Re: CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

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    Color me surprized. I didn't think the Holder Justice Department would ever go after a fellow Democrat. Certainly not a sitting senator, anyway.

    On the other hand, let's see if they actually file the charges.

    That is a very positive sign of health of the American system.

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    Re: CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

    Both sides are corrupt as hell. So for people on either side aisle to gloat over corruption charges against the other side is both sad and funny.
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    Re: CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

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    Color me surprized. I didn't think the Holder Justice Department would ever go after a fellow Democrat. Certainly not a sitting senator, anyway.

    On the other hand, let's see if they actually file the charges.
    Suspected is suspected IMHO, who did it should be irrelevant and I am happy indeed to see that the justice department is preparing a corruption case against Menendez.

    That he is a democrat should be an even bigger incentive for the Justice department to go after someone of their own for corruption. You must at all time prevent even the appearance of any chance of a cover up, especially if the suspect is one of your own political party.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    The plane trips I get, but the rest of it is a slippery slope. In an alternate scenario, if a Senator from Washington or Illinois advocates for something that benefits Boeing and someone at Boeing makes a big donation, is that really corruption? Shouldn't representatives actually be able to advocate for the businesses in their district/state and those businesses be able to support the people who support them?
    Heya Declan Menendez can fight this and outlast BO peeps term til he hits pasture and then becomes the Most Insignificant Former President we ever had.

    Looks like BO peep and his inner circle will have to figure out another way to remove Menendez from blocking his Iranian deal and play with Cuba.

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    Re: CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Both sides are corrupt as hell. So for people on either side aisle to gloat over corruption charges against the other side is both sad and funny.
    The whole system is full of ****.

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    Re: CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez

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    Heya Declan Menendez can fight this and outlast BO peeps term til he hits pasture and then becomes the Most Insignificant Former President we ever had.

    Looks like BO peep and his inner circle will have to figure out another way to remove Menendez from blocking his Iranian deal and play with Cuba.
    Feels more like they realized their record of only bringing charges against republicans was so glaringly obvious, they had to find a sacrificial lamb. These are really bad cases. I think just about every former governor and attorney general in VA said McDonell did not break any laws and yet here he is on the way to jail because he used a telephone and the internet to do something the Justice Department turned into a crime that wasn't a crime beforehand.
    If I blow the conch and they don't come back; then we've had it. We shan't keep the fire going. We'll be like animals. We'll never be rescued.

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