The corruption trial of New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is underway. He’s being tried for a bribery scheme that prosecutors say goes back years.
Liberal Media is not reporting on the trial. If they are, they limit their reporting to legal maneuvers.
Why? Because he’s a Democrat.
The Liberal Media doesn’t want to report how important this trial really is. The Menendez trial has far-reaching implications.
It’s important not only because he’s a sitting senator being tried for corruption. It’s also important because if Menendez is convicted and removed from his seat, a Republican would likely take his place.
If Menendez leaves the Senate, the balance of power in the Senate will shift toward President Trump.
In the latest development, Menendez tried to reschedule the trial around Senate votes.
Menendez claimed that the Senate schedule was out of his control.
But the judge wasn’t buying it.
Here’s his response:
BREAKING: Judge denies corrupt Senator Bob Menendez’s request to schedule his bribery trial around Senate votes! pic.twitter.com/motLKg8w0y
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“Last week, Menendez’s defense team filed a motion asking the court to modify the trial schedule to allow the senator to participate in key votes as needed, including on the future of the Affordable Care Act — raising a concern the jury would draw a negative inference from his absence. But US District Court Judge William H. Walls, in a sternly worded 12-page opinion, had no part of it.
‘The court suspects that the trial strategy behind this motion, if granted, would be to impress the jurors with the public importance of the defendant senator and his duties,’ wrote Walls in the opinion published Friday. ‘No other plausible reason comes to mind. … Defendant Menendez, granted, as are all defendants, with the presumption of innocence, need not appear in court if he does not wish or wants to be absent. He may voluntarily absent himself. This is his prerogative.'”
There was this part from the judge’s statement:
“The Court will not serve as concierge to any party or lawyer. Defendant Menendez claims that he is in a ‘unique situation’ because his voting duties are ‘on a schedule not of his own making. But so are the duties of the radio repairman, the cab driver, and the businessman. Yet none would claim the right to dictate the schedule of their own criminal trial.”
This judge isn’t favoring Menendez because he’s a U.S. Senator.
Will there soon be another Republican Senator?