The investigation against the Democratic senator is extremely unfair: In just under a year, on November 5, 2024, there will be the 60th election for President of the United States – a corruption crime that involved an indictment against a party colleague and months of legal proceedings. Is included. The case for presumptive top candidate Joe Biden is certainly burdensome.
The facts are already very unpleasant for the Democrats: the Manhattan public prosecutor’s office accused two defendants – Senator Bob Menendez (69) and his wife Nadine (56) of bribes in exchange for protecting Menendez’s influence as a senator from New Jersey. Accused of taking. and enrich businessmen and benefit the Egyptian government: “Menendez used his influence and power and breached his official duties in a way that benefited the Egyptian government.” According to Spiegel’s report, he also provided sensitive information to the US government.
The indictment includes photographs of gold bars that investigators seized from Menendez’s home. Additionally, envelopes filled with cash were reportedly found in jackets with Menendez’s name on them and hanging in his closet. Prosecutors said they found more than $480,000 (450,000 euros) in cash in his apartment. The judiciary believes that in addition to cash and gold, home mortgage payments, compensation for work with very low requirements and even a Mercedes should be included in the bribe amount.
Menendez, who has represented the US state of New Jersey in the Senate since 2006, and his wife have denied the allegations. He portrayed himself as the victim of a campaign: “For years, forces behind the scenes have repeatedly tried to suppress my voice and dig my political grave.” He and his wife deny all allegations.
The facts are different from those presented by the government lawyer. He will not let himself be distracted by the allegations and will continue his “important work”. According to American media, the senator responded to calls for his resignation with the words: “I’m not going anywhere.” Ultimately, the presumption of innocence applies.