Police State N.J. Sen. Menendez indicted for accepting bribes through halal certifying company with monopoly from Egyptian government

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/09/sen-menendez-indicted-for-accepting-bribes-through-halal-certifying-company-with-monopoly-from-egyptian-government;

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I have no doubt that Menendez is as corrupt as the rest of the political establishment, so why is he being targeted now? It may be because he recently expressed “concerns” about the Biden regime sending six billion dollars to Iran for five hostages. The way the Biden regime operates, the “Justice” Department is a weapon to silence and destroy those who oppose it, however mildly.

That is not to say, however, that Menendez is any less a criminal than the rest of them. The fact that he has apparently been accepting bribes from a halal certification company is interesting. Years ago, Pamela Geller and I appealed to the FDA to require that halal meat be labeled as such, and even got a meeting with officials who assured us they would consider the issue carefully and get back to us. Of course, they never did, and a great deal of the meat sold in the U.S. today is halal but is not so labeled, Is Menendez one of the corruptocrats who is responsible for this?

“Democratic senator charged with bribery over halal meat company,” by J.D. Capelouto, Semafor, September 22, 2023:

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, has been indicted alongside his wife on bribery charges over their “corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen,” federal prosecutors in New York announced Friday.

The businessmen allegedly bribed Menendez to benefit themselves and the country of Egypt. The indictment alleges that Menendez and his wife, Nadine Menendez, used the senator’s influence over foreign aid to accept bribes through a halal meat certifying company that scored a monopoly with the Egyptian government to certify imported meat.

After learning that the company was likely to become Egypt’s sole meat certifier, Nadine Menendez texted her husband: “Seems like halal went through. It might be a fantastic 2019 all the way around.”

In a statement, Sen. Menendez denied wrongdoing and said he “will not be distracted by baseless allegations.”…

The bribes allegedly included cash, gold bars, a luxury car, and more. During a search of their home, investigators found over $480,000 in cash stuffed into envelopes in closets and clothing, including jackets bearing Sen. Menendez’s name, according to the indictment….

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Senator Menendez Says He Will Be Exonerated From Bribery Charges

UNION CITY, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 25: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NY) speaks during a press conference at Hudson County Community College’s North Hudson Campus on September 25, 2023 in Union City, New Jersey. Menendez spoke during a press conference where he stated that he would not resign as senator and would serve out his term. The three-term senator and his wife are accused of taking bribes of gold bars, a luxury car, and cash in exchange for using his position to help the government of Egypt and other corrupt acts according to an indictment from SDNY unsealed on Friday. The indictment is the second in eight years against Menendez. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NY) speaks during a press conference at Hudson County Community College’s North Hudson Campus on September 25, 2023 in Union City, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

OAN’s Sophia Flores
10:11 AM – Monday, September 25, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/senator-menendez-says-he-will-be-exonerated-from-bribery-charges/;

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Senator Bob Menendez has spoken out against federal bribery charges he received last week. The senator claimed that he has done nothing wrong and insists he will be exonerated.

During a press conference on Monday, Menendez (D-N.J.) stated that the more than $480,000 found at his house was from his personal savings account.

“I have withdrawn thousands of dollars in cash from my personal savings account, what I have kept for emergencies and because of the history of my family facing confiscation in Cuba,” Menendez said.

“Now this may seem old-fashioned but these were monies drawn from my personal savings account based on the income that I have lawfully derived,” he continued.

In addition to insisting he will be exonerated, the New Jersey senator refuses to resign.

“I recognize this will be the biggest fight yet, but as I have stated throughout this whole process, I firmly believe that when all the facts are presented, not only will I be exonerated, but I still will be New Jersey’s senior senator.”

Last week, both Menendez and his wife were indicted on federal bribery charges. He was accused by prosecutors of accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes” in exchange for his influence. The sweeping 39-page indictment claimed that the couple accepted bribes in exchange for Menendez using his power as a U.S. senator to protect the interest of three prominent businessmen, while also benefiting Egypt’s government. 

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