90 Miles From Tyranny : Biden’s Corrupt Justice Department Gets No Credit For Indicting Bob Menendez, The Easiest Democrat Target It Could Find

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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Biden’s Corrupt Justice Department Gets No Credit For Indicting Bob Menendez, The Easiest Democrat Target It Could Find

New Jersey Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted on bribery charges Friday, and if it were 2013, the high-fiving by right-wing Twitter nerds wouldn’t be so cringey.

There’s nothing to be giddy about. Menendez has been in legal jeopardy for literally my entire career in Washington, D.C. He was investigated by the FBI in 2013 for allegedly having sex with underage prostitutes in the Caribbean. The Justice Department just five years ago dropped corruption charges after a State Department official testified that the senator threatened him on behalf of a rich donor friend.

If any previous attempts to prosecute Menendez were serious, whether it be for overseas sex crimes or blatant corruption at home, he would have served at least one day in prison. But, to date, that has never happened. He remains a sitting senator.

In fairness, Menendez recently reprimanded Joe Biden for incentivizing foreign governments to hold Americans hostage, and in 2021, he called the president’s deadly Afghanistan withdrawal “horrifying,” so he probably had another round of indictments coming.

The curious and sudden prosecution of a Democrat senator from a reliably Democrat state, which will fill the seat with another (likely corrupt) Democrat, is a distraction tossed out by Biden’s DOJ. It’s child’s play. Don’t eat what they throw on the floor.

See?! No one is above the law! Democrats are held to account, too!

The media will dutifully repeat the line, and the faction of the right that prefers publicly whining over actually accomplishing anything will oblige. (That faction is often referred to as “National Review, the Wall Street Journal editorial board, anything written by Bret Stephens, everything squeezed out of Mitt Romney, and whatever is on Fox News these days.”)

I’m tempted to believe Menendez exists solely for the Justice Department to claim it’s impartial, but I won’t say that out loud. Either way, his forever-late prosecution is meaningless when the backdrop is the DOJ’s multiple charges against the near-certain Republican presidential nominee (over nothing), plus the attempt to keep him from talking about it while campaigning, plus the sticky sweet deal the Department cut for the sitting president’s drug addict criminal son (since rejected by a judge who, like everyone else, saw through it).

Biden’s Justice Department is chasing down old ladies for picketing inside the Capitol building, intimidating parents who complain about their public schools, locking up pro-lifers caught praying in front of abortion clinics, and, least of all, throwing everything in its arsenal at the former president, who is also Biden’s biggest threat to...

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Anonymous said...

13 lbs of gold!!! Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Matthew said...

Now if they could only charge him with about 50 counts of child rape...

I for one would like to hear the names he would roll on during that plea negotiation.

You know he threw a party when Epstein "killed himself" and charged it to his Senate expense account to boot.

Bob belonged in prison a long time ago.

Drew458 said...

The FBI raided him in June 2022. So this round of indictments has been sitting in a box for over a year, in case the White House needed to enact revenge on him. Plus, this is such low hanging fruit it's in a ditch on the ground. And seeing how he skated on the previous charges - the dentist thing, the island underage hookers - the odds of him being forced to resign AT WORST are likely. And yet it's alleged he gave sensitive government info to Egypt ... isn't that espionage? Isn't a firing squad one of the punishments for spies?

wildman said...

just a distraction from the biden corruption. if you really think about it. the whole government is just amazingly corrupt top to bottom.

Grifter said...

Hard to argue with the premise. Everyone, including the DOJ and Menendez himself, knew that Menendez would be tried and found guilty. Yet they kept him in waiting until they needed a sacrifice. Now they prosecute him to lend credence to the idea that there is accountability and the Dem party doesn't act with impunity. The real question is- who is the sacrifice of Menendez covering for? After years of sitting on evidence, there must be greater corruption that this is distracting us from