This is a tale of two Democrats, the accusations of corruption made against one of them and prosecution that appears, at this time, to be a near certainty and the other that is NOT going to be prosecuted after engaging in obvious acts of contempt against the Congress of the United States.
New Jersey Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he’s “not going anywhere” after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
Menendez is expected to appear in federal court in Newark Thursday in response to charges that he used the power of his Senate seat to benefit Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor who prosecutors say provided the senator with luxury vacations, airline travel, golf trips and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund. SOURCE
Indicted for accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors?
That sounds pretty serious to me!
Some folks would say that Menendez is a *dead duck*, that his goose is cooked, and a few other avian cooking descriptive words I am sure, Conservative media always seems to exhibit the ability to turn a phrase.
I am going to say this about the Menendez indictment just like I have said regarding all other indictments made against other politicians and members of the U.S. and, for the record, Texas government; IF he can be proven guilty subject him to the harshest punishment possible. There is no excuse for breaking the public’s trust and abusing the office of U.S. Congressman for personal benefit.
If adequate and irrefutable proof can’t be presented and proven; let the man go on his way, wish him well and allow him to get on with his life.
Right about now there are some that are thinking, ‘What the hell? Fred is always about going after the bad guys and using PROOF to make the indictment.’
You would be correct, I AM all about PROOF and citation of facts used in evidence and any prosecutor worth his salt would know that is an absolute necessity, facts, proof and all that goes into basic law 101.
So, in the world of a corrupt Department of Justice, run by a Black Obama sycophant that was once a violent anarchist, is that proof, fact and citation all that’s needed to make a case against a person thought to be engaged in criminal acts?
Well, apparently not.
Feds won’t pursue contempt charges against Lerner for not testifying before House
The Justice Department has declined to pursue contempt of Congress charges against Lois Lerner for refusing to testify about her role at the IRS in the targeting of conservative groups.
The department announced the decision in a letter Tuesday to House Speaker John Boehner, whose Republican-controlled chamber made the request to prosecute, after holding Lerner in contempt for refusing to testify at committee hearings.
“Once again, the Obama administration has tried to sweep IRS targeting of taxpayers for their political beliefs under the rug,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told FoxNews.com. SOURCE
I don’t know, maybe it’s just a me, but I thought I saw Lois Lerner clam up tighter than a gnats ass and refuse to answer questions from Congress; thus a charge of contempt.
I say this in all sincerity; Dems are a people I just can’t figure out, they have their own set of values and right and wrong are a different concept for them.
I guess it all depends on where you stand in the world of Obama and Holder, and how much *dirt* you can bring down on Obama if you get prosecuted and start talking.