Menendez Trial: Kathleen Sebelius Describes ‘Unusual’ Meeting

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified recently during the corruption trial of Democrat Senator Bob Menendez. She told a very curious story.

CNN reported:

Former HHS secretary Sebelius describes ‘unusual’ meeting with Sen. Menendez

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius described an “unusual” 2012 meeting with Sen. Robert Menendez at the New Jersey Democrat’s federal corruption trial Tuesday, but its details proved to be a mixed bag for prosecutors and the defense team.

“I don’t exactly know what he wanted other than for me to do something,” Sebelius told jurors.

Prosecutors accuse Menendez of personally pressuring Sebelius and other federal officials to intervene in a multimillion-dollar dispute his friend, Salomon Melgen, had with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services over his billing practice for the eye drug Lucentis. The indictment charges Menendez with accepting political donations and other perks from Melgen in return for helping him with the dispute…

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Sebelius told the jury Tuesday that the 2012 meeting with Menendez was arranged by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, and involved Menendez’s “unhappiness that there was a CMS policy that Sen. Menendez felt was unclear and unfair to providers.”

Can you even imagine what will happen if Harry Reid is implicated in corruption as well? Is this why he retired so quickly and quietly?



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