MSM Silence on Menendez Is Deafening
Mistrial declared in the Menendez corruption trial. Will DOJ seek a second trial?
A mistrial has been declared in the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) due to the jury becoming hopelessly deadlocked. One juror said that the panel was split 10-2 in favor of acquittal. It remains to be seen whether the Justice Department will seek a second trial.
Menendez’s co-defendant, Dr. Salomon Melgen, was convicted earlier this year in Florida of massive Medicare fraud. Fraud in which Menendez was implicated for having pressured Medicare officials to change billing practices after it was determined that Melgen had over-billed by millions of dollars. Menendez was also alleged to have helped Melgen, who is married, secure visas for his foreign mistresses. The government alleged that Menendez had then received luxury vacations and hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Melgen’s business.
Like a scene straight out of the movie “The Untouchables,” Menendez, sounding every bit the part of a mobster, warned, “To those who were digging my political grave so they could jump into my seat: I know who you are, and I won’t forget you.” Yikes!
One of the most troubling aspects of this whole Menendez saga has been the mainstream media’s near silence on the story. The MSM has hardly covered the scandal and the subsequent trial. If Menendez were a Republican, every American would know about him and what he was accused of doing.