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Corrupt Democrat Menendez and his lawyer Weitzman are trying to blame all of his corruption on his wife.
Typical for democrats, these scumbags are claiming that NJ Senator Bob Menendez, was totally innocent the whole time, and all the bribes that were found in their house were collected by his cancer-afflicted wife without his knowledge

These people are literally human scum
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/17/nyregion/robert-menendez-bribery-trial.html
5 Takeaways From the First Week of Robert Menendez’s Corruption Trial
A lawyer for the New Jersey senator pinned much of the blame on his wife.

Senator Robert Menendez’s bribery trial got underway this week in a Manhattan courtroom eight months after he was first indicted on corruption charges. Jurors received a photographic tour of the New Jersey senator’s home, touched the gold bars at the heart of the case and heard a lawyer for Mr. Menendez pin much of the blame on the senator’s wife.

The government has brought a complicated set of accusations against Mr. Menendez, 70. He is charged with accepting cash, gold and other gifts in exchange for doing favors for the governments of Egypt and Qatar and for several allies in New Jersey.

But this week, prosecutors started simply. “This case is about a public official who put greed first,” said Lara Pomerantz, an assistant U.S. attorney. “A public official who put his own interests above his duty to the people. Who put his power up for sale.”

Two businessmen, Fred Daibes and Wael Hana, are on trial with Mr. Menendez, accused of plying him with bribes. The senator’s wife, Nadine Menendez, is also charged; her trial has been delayed. All four have pleaded not guilty.

Jurors get to hold one kilogram of gold.
The government’s first witness, Aristotelis Kougemitros, an F.B.I. special agent, took the stand on Thursday to testify about the gold, jewelry and cash seized
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A jury is seated.
Twelve jurors and six alternates were sworn in by Judge Sidney H. Stein on Wednesday, capping two and half days of jury selection that saw many would-be jurors giving unconventional excuses for why they could not serve. (One man described a fear of heights that would keep him from easily attending the trial in a 23rd-floor courtroom.)

The seated jury comprises six men and six women across a range of age groups and ethnicities. The jurors live in Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester County, and several have advanced degrees.

The group includes a retired economist, an entertainment consultant and an investment banker, as well as four people who work in the health care industry. Their news media tastes skew toward traditional newspapers and mainstream outlets like The New York Times, CNN and NPR. Some rely on social media for their news, and one, on John Oliver’s satirical show.

Only about a third of the jurors live with spouses, while the others live alone or with immediate family members. The group is also big on exercise; among them are a marathon runner, a skier, a swimmer and a jogger.

Ms. Menendez has breast cancer.
On the first day of witness testimony on Thursday, Mr. Menendez, a Democrat, made big news that had nothing to do with the bribery charges that he and his wife are facing. Mr. Menendez’s Senate office released a statement — with a Jersey City, N.J., dateline — while he was in Federal District Court in Manhattan.

Ms. Menendez, he revealed, had breast cancer and was preparing to undergo a mastectomy. For the first time, it became clear that this was the reason that her trial had been postponed for at least two months.


But the timing of the disclosure punctuated an already remarkable first few days of trial. Notably, it came a day after another of Mr. Menendez’s lawyers, Avi Weitzman, had laid much of the blame for the bribery charges on Ms. Menendez, 57.
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Defendants’ strategies emerge.
In pinning responsibility for the senator’s legal troubles on his wife, Mr. Weitzman told the jury that Ms. Menendez had hid her financial challenges from her husband. “She kept him in the dark on what she was asking others to give her,” Mr. Weitzman said. “She tried to get cash and assets any which way she could.”

Lawyers for the senator’s co-defendants, Mr. Hana and Mr. Daibes, both New Jersey businessmen accused in the bribery scheme, have emphasized their clients’ friendships with the couple and said the men were being unfairly prosecuted for their generosity.

Mr. Hana’s lawyer, Lawrence S. Lustberg, accused the government of taking “innocent, even good, positive acts, and trying to make them appear sinister and criminal.”

“It’s about criminalizing friendships,” Mr. Lustberg said.

Mr. Dabies’s lawyer, César de Castro, echoed that view, saying the evidence would show the case was about “deep and long-lasting friendships, not corrupt relationships.”

A halal meat monopoly takes center stage.
On Friday morning, a witness, Bret Tate, took the stand and spent hours taking jurors on a behind-the-scenes tour of halal meat slaughterhouses and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s role in the global import-export market.

Mr. Tate’s testimony shifted the spotlight away from Mr. Menendez for the first time in days, and toward one of his co-defendants, Mr. Hana, a U.S. citizen who emigrated from Egypt in 2006. In 2019, the government of Egypt gave Mr. Hana’s business, IS EG Halal, a lucrative monopoly to certify that meat imported to the country had been prepared according to Islamic law. (Until then, four U.S. companies had divided the certification work.)
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>>1296168
Donald J. Trump
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>>1296168
>Weitzman
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>>1296181
Still suffering from schizophrenia, I see
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>>1296191
No.
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>>1296192
Denial as well.
Tough luck, kid
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>>1296202
You sound incredibly angry for no reason.
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>>1296210
Lol nice hyperbolism
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>>1296168
Why do Democrats have such a problem with corruption
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>>1296287
Because you touch yourself at night
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>>1296288
Very low effort post
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>>1296290
Fuck off back to facebook, boomer
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>>1296297
Even lower effort post
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>>1296304
It is both hypocritical and ironic of you to criticize my posts as low quality when the OP made this thread with the purpose of fulfilling his partisan shitposting agenda.
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>>1296305
>the OP made this thread with the purpose of fulfilling his partisan shitposting agenda.
99% of the threads on news are exactly this.
Why do you care about this one
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>>1296308
>99% of the threads on news are exactly this.
I disagree.
>Why do you care about this one
It's a shitpost thread. No one cares about it, not even the OP.
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>>1296308
Why get mad at my reply specifically then in that case if you thought my reply was just low effort shit posting, according to you?
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>>1296313
>I disagree.
But they are. So your disagreement means nothing.
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>>1296316
But they're not. Make a chart.
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>>1296313
>I disagree
He's right tho
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>>1296314
I dont know how you interpret any of his posts as "mad"
You come off as pretty booty blasted tho
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>>1296330
I disagree. No.
>>1296349
No (You) are wrong and no one cares about your disagreement.
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>>1296360
Shut up retard
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>>1296399
Go back to facebook, boomer
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>>1296400
Shut up, retard. I have never had a Facebook account you delusional idiot.
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>>1296447
Whether that's true or not you talk just like a facebook boomer so the effect is the same.
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>corrupt demoKKKrat
Business as usual
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>>1296449
Well, you just talk like an idiot, so idk sounds like a you problem
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>>1296451
Agreed



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