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Democrats Suffer MASSIVE Failure Days Before Midterms As Dem Senator Is Under Federal Investigation For Corruption

(Tom Williams / The Associated Press)

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The words “corruption” and “Democrat” seem to go together in an almost lyrical way. Sometimes the word “election” is thrown in there as well. In the crucial final days leading up to the all-important mid terms, it seems a Democratic Senator has landed himself in some hot water. It has recently come out that this Senator was charged with corruption by federal authorities but he beat the rap by getting a mistrial is under federal investigation for corruption again.

It is now being reported by NBC that:

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. Semafor first reported the early Wednesday, saying the government was investigating the senator in a probe along the same lines as the last case but involving different people. The news site also reported that prosecutors have already issued at least one subpoena in the probe.

“Senator Menendez is aware of an investigation that was reported on today, however he does not know the scope of the investigation. As always, should any official inquiries be made, the Senator is available to provide any assistance that is requested of him or his office,” Menendez advisor Michael Soliman said in a statement, according to the NBC News report.

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“In 2015, a federal grand jury indicted Menendez on bribery, conspiracy and fraud charges, alleging that he had accepted gifts from a Florida doctor, Salomon Melgen, in exchange for using his office to benefit that doctor’s interests.

NBC further reported that:

“His 2017 trial ended in a hung jury, and in early 2018 the government opted not to retry him after a judge threw out some of the counts in the indictment. (One of the jurors later told reporters that 10 of the 12 jurors wanted to acquit the senator on all the counts against him.)”

Semafor went on to report that:

“The two people familiar with the investigation, one who is directly connected to the investigation and the other a New Jersey lawyer who has been told of the case, said that the broad outlines of the new inquiry are similar to the 2017 case. Both said that the new investigation involves an entirely different group of people, however.”

A spokesman for Menendez, Francisco Pelayo, declined to comment on the inquiry. Menendez did not respond to messages left on his personal cell phone. A spokesman for the Southern District of New York, Nicholas Biase, declined to comment on the inquiry.

Semafor then went on to report that:

Federal prosecutors rarely lose at trial, so it’s notable to see the Department of Justice return to Menendez after its humiliating public failure to convict him.

Public corruption cases also present special obstacles since a 2016 decision in which the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, and ruled that prosecutors must find explicit evidence that gifts or donations were tied to official actions.

Other words that seems to fit a little too snugly into conversations regarding corruption would be “politics” and “government”. In fact, we recently reported back in August that the latest example of the monumental failure of civilization that is government comes to us courtesy of the Republican representative of Kansas, Roger Marshall. It was reported earlier today by Breitbart that:

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) will on Wednesday evening push the U.S. Senate to adopt via unanimous consent a resolution declaring the open U.S. border with Mexico an “invasion,” his office told Breitbart News exclusively.“ Follow The Raging Patriot for more on this story as it develops!

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