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DOJ Seeks Dismissal of Indictment Against Sen. Menendez

DOJ Seeks Dismissal of Indictment Against Sen. Menendez

Judge declared a mistrial last November.

The Department of Justice has decided not to retry Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and filed a motion of dismissal of the indictment against him. From Roll Call:

The federal judge overseeing the case, U.S. District Judge William H. Walls, last week entered acquittals of seven of the 18 charges in the indictment against Menendez and his co-defendant, South Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen.

That appeared to be a turning point for federal prosecutors, even though Walls left the rest of the government’s case intact. “Given the impact of the Court’s Jan. 24 Order on the charges and the evidence admissible in a retrial, the United States has determined that it will not retry the defendants on the remaining charges,” said DOJ spokesperson Nicole Navas Oxman.

Walls declared a mistrial in November after individually interviewing members of the jury after it deadlocked.

After the judge’s ruling last week, Menendez flashed what has become an increasingly confident and defiant side about the case.

“It just goes to prove that the government was wrong from the get-go,” he told Roll Call. “Hopefully the government will review based upon that whether or not they should even proceed. But in either event, I have every expectation to be fully exonerated.”


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Didn’t Obama start this against the senator not long after he disagreed with him (just once!) Not defending the senator, Just find it interesting

Good. There was never convincing evidence of a quid pro quo transaction. The whole prosecution was motivated by the googoo conviction that politicians should not have friends, and should not do favors for anyone. There’s no basis in law for this belief.

And to think how the “evidence” against Trump is minuscule as compared to that against Menendez, how the Dems are certain of Menendez’s innocence and Trump’s guilt….

    Milhouse in reply to Cleetus. | February 1, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Even the Dems admit that, so far, there is no evidence against Trump. They just insist that somewhere under all that **** there must be a pony.