Witness: Sen. Menendez Got ‘Angry’ When I Wouldn’t Bend The Rules For His Rich Friend


#61

The Menendez prosecutors, though, say no. Menendez is entitled no exceptional consideration

And would you receive special consideration if you were the person bing prosecuted?

What of he were a juror should he receive special consideration?


#62

#63

Major bummer for Chuckie.


#64

I would like it if he did the decade of Randy Cunningham.


#65

I would just add with respect to Tom Delay, he walked because of the way the prosecution approached the case. Firstly the whole ‘campaign’ contribution thing was a political stitch up… Hillary no doubt could be convicted 10 times over for the very same kinds of activity. Second and more importantly the prosecution swung for the left field fence when they went down the very dubious ‘money laundering’ route… That is what got the conviction over turned. Had they stuck with illegal campaign contributions they would have gotten a solid conviction but they wanted to pad their resumes and it cost them the entire case…


#66

WASHINGTON – A Texas court threw out the money-laundering conviction of former House majority leader Tom DeLay, saying prosecutors failed to prove that he broke the law in a fundraising scandal from the 2002 elections.

The Texas Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion released Thursday by Justice Melissa Goodwin, said instead that “the evidence shows that the defendants were attempting to comply with the election code limitations on corporate contributions.”

“The evidence was legally insufficient to sustain DeLay’s convictions,” the court said in its 2-1 ruling. The judges said they “reverse the judgments of the trial court” and acquit DeLay, once one of the most powerful Republicans in Congress, of all charges.


#67

Is that a Gary Johnson quote ? :laughing::joy::rofl: Quack , quack , quack :rofl:


#68

An overwhelming majority of Sen. Bob Menendez’s constituents (84 percent) want the Democratic senator to resign from office if he’s convicted of the federal bribery and corruption charges he’s currently facing in court alongside his deep-pocketed benefactor. Democratic senators, however, aren’t willing to say whether their colleague should go if convicted.

Menendez faces a whopping 14 counts of corruption charges. He allegedly traded luxury vacations, campaign donations, and trips on a cushy private jet from co-defendent Dr. Salomon Melgen for personal favors like securing visas for Melgen’s foreign girlfriends.

Menendez claims he is innocent, and apparently has no plans to resign. He even seems to be contemplating re-election. New Jersey voters are obviously concerned about these corruption charges, but his fellow Democrat senators are refusing to say if Menendez should go.

A couple of weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gave a non-answer to this question when he said, “Sen. Menendez is issuing a spirited defense,” and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) refused to answer when a reporter asked if a convicted felon should stay in the Senate.

This week, we called every Democratic senator’s office to ask whether Menendez, if convicted, should resign. Not a single one said yes. All but one refused to comment. From Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-MD) office, we learned that the senator is “not going to speculate on anything as the trial is still in progress.” Helpful.

It seems the senators would rather keep a card-carrying Democrat, even a corrupt one, over the alternatives. If Menendez is convicted, there will likely be major public pressure to expulse him, which would need the support of two-thirds of the Senate.

But if Menendez resigns, New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie would likely chose a Republican to replace him. This would affect political makeup of the Senate, which is currently comprised of 46 Democrats, two Independent senators who caucus with the Democratic Party, and 52 Republicans. If the trial drags on and Menendez does not budge, Democrat Phil Murphy may be elected as governor when Christie leaves office. A Democrat successor would likely give Menendez’s seat to a Democrat.

http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/20/we-asked-every-democratic-senator-if-menendez-should-resign-not-a-single-one-said-yes/


#69

I’m reminded of " birds of a feather flock TOGETHER ! :wink:


#70

The Dems are clearly afraid of losing another D seat in the Senate. Hence their support for a criminal.


#71

The clip of her non- answer, if Menendez is justly convicted and sentenced, will be one of the best negative campaign ads ever. Harris is hyper partisan, and thinks she is queen ever since Obama mistakenly intimated he’d like to bone her.


#72

More like the absence of character and morals !