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Robert “Teflon Don” Menendez and the Mugging of Ethiopia in the U.S. Senate

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Remember, remember the 8th of November 2022- DD Day- Drive DemocRATS and DemocraTICK Party Outta Congress Day.

 There are two fundamental questions to be asked about Senator Menendez’s rabid obsession with Ethiopia:

1) How much was he paid to champion the cause of the terrorist TPLF and why is he morbidly in love with these ruthless terrorists?

2) Does Menendez have the moral authority and qualifications to hector, lecture and preach the gospel of human rights to Ethiopia?

 Question #1: How much did terrorist TPLF (Tigray People’s Liberation Front) supporters pay Robert “Teflon Don” Menendez to sponsor S.3199?

I call Senator Robert Menendez the “Teflon Don” (like Mafia boss John Gotti) because criminal charges do not stick to him just like food does not stick to a Teflon cooking pan.

How much money supporters of terrorist TPLF paid Menendez in the form of campaign contributions and under the table is not an idle academic question.

The Menendez Rule is: “You gotta pay to play!”

Play the game of corrupt politics, that is.

Menendez will go to the mat and walk through hell bare feet for those who make generous  campaign contributions, provide him luxurious private plane travel, arrange sexual encounters with underage hookers and book him expensive exotics vacations.

We don’t have the data in hand yet, but we could extrapolate and speculate how much Menendez got from supporters of terrorist TPLF by looking at their (partial list) contributions made to a lowdown, no accountin’, good-for-nothing California congressman named Brad Sherman who first entered Congress in 1997 and has not chaired a single committee in the House.

Sherman snagged a cool $42 grand from terrorist TPLF supporters in 2021.

There are only one hundred senators but 435 members of the House, more than 1 to 4 ratio.

Senators are far more influential than the ordinary grunt members of the House like Sherman who serve a term of 2 years before seeking reelection. Senators serve for a term of 6 years.

The point is this: If terrorist TPLF supporters are willing to drop $42 grand on an obscure, no name House member, how much will they be willing to pay an influential and up-for-sale senator chairing the powerful Foreign Relations Committee?

Perhaps a $150 grand?

It has been said that “Money is the mother’s milk of politics.”

No one in the Senate is more stuck to the teats of lobbyists and crooked and shady operators than Menendez.

Menendez is an indicted criminal who was tried on two dozen federal bribery and fraud charges and escaped the claws of justice on a technicality.

For the past year, Menendez and NY congressman Gregory (“Crook-gressman”) Meeks (chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee) (M&M Gang) have been organizing and waging a full-scale sanctions war on Ethiopia.

The M&M Dirty Dozen Gang in Congress has left no stones unturned to break Ethiopia’s back, knees, face and indomitable will to restore TPLF to power in Ethiopia.

As a result of the conspiracy of the “Dirty Dozen” and their material, moral, diplomatic, and political support of the terrorist TPLF, the conflict in Ethiopia has been prolonged resulting in untold number of deaths and incalculable destruction of property.

Menendez introduced S.3199 (“Ethiopia Peace and Democracy Promotion Act of 2021”) on November 4, 2021 and stove piped it through his committee without discussion.

How much did terrorist TPLF supporters pay Menendez to magically whisk off this bill out of his committee? We can only guess.

But we know how Menendez rolls when he needs money.

In 2015, in a 68-page indictment, Menendez was charged with 17 counts of bribery, conspiracy and one-half dozen other charges including wire fraud, honest service wire fraud, violation of Travel Act and making false statements.

Menéndez’s bribery scheme lasted seven years.

Menéndez was the first U.S. senator to face bribery charges in the 21st century!

Evidence showed Menendez’ corruptly tried to help a doctor (codefendant) who had bilked Medicare nearly $9 million, illegally intervened to get travel visas for girlfriends from Brazil and Ukraine into the US and traded gifts and trips of nearly $1 million for government favors and campaign contributions.

The evidence against Menendez was overwhelming.

Teflon Don Menendez spent $5 million for his defense and beat the rap and walked free after a mistrial because the jury deadlocked.

The standard procedure in the U.S. Attorney’s office is reprosecution following a mistrial.

But Teflon Don Menendez was not reprosecuted!

Menendez’s codefendant, described as “El Patron” was convicted and handed a 17-year sentence for his crimes with Menendez.

The amazing thing is that Menendez’s co-defendant was convicted on the same exact charges that Menendez walked free!!!

Menendez’s co-defendant refused to rat Menendez out and is now eating 17 years in federal prison.

Classic mafia: Omerta! Vow of silence.

Menendez’s documented corruption goes back to at least 2007.

There was a federal grand jury investigation into how Menendez illegally steered lobbying business to a girlfriend who was his former chief of staff and became phenomenally successful in a short time.

Menendez was also accused of conspiring to salvage a bankrupt bank run by one of his major campaign donors. His actions were described as “unprecedented by a United States senator to benefit campaign donors.”

In 2009, Menendez intervened by hounding Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to approve an acquisition of First BancoAmericano by one of his cronies who donated tens of thousands of dollars to his campaign.

In 2010, Menendez was implicated in a shady $8 million allocation for a public walkway and park space adjacent to upscale, waterfront condominiums built by a developer that had donated tens of thousands of dollars to his political campaigns.

Menendez had flagrantly intervened in numerous other cases on behalf of donors to his political campaigns including “intense and extreme lobbying” on behalf of a medical device maker whose device had been found to be  unsafe in previous years.

In 2012 Judicial Watch (JW) put Menendez on its list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”

JW sniffs out public corruption, fraud and abuse and has taken dozens of dozens of successful legal actions.

So, the million-dollar question remains. HOW MUCH CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND UNDER THE TABLE PAYMENTS DID MENENDEZ GET TO CHAMPION THE CAUSE OF TERRORIST TPLF?

Question #2: Can a corrupt politician who escaped justice on a legal technicality have the moral standing and credibility to preach the gospel of human rights to Ethiopia?

Is it reasonable to assume that a corrupt politician who face two dozen bribery and corruption charges cares about human rights or human beings?

Let us be perfectly clear.

First, Menendez was not declared innocent of the two-dozen bribery and fraud charges.

Neither was he found “not guilty” because the prosecution was not able to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Menendez got off on a mistrial (hung jury) because the jury could not agree on a verdict for guilty or not guilty.

In such cases, almost always the government prosecutes again (retrial), but not so in Menendez’s case.

The sad thing is that Menendez’s co-defendant was tried on the same charges before another jury was convicted and sentenced to 17 years in federal prison.

If Menendez had been prosecuted before a different jury, he would have certainly been convicted.

Just like in the case of the famous actor Bill Cosby.

Following a mistrial after the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict on any of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, Cosby was convicted in a 2018 retrial.

If Menendez had been retried, he would have been convicted just like Cosby.

Menendez was guilty as sin, but he pulled strings and got away with bribery and fraud.

Corruption is a sickness of the soul. A mortal infection of the conscience. The road of corruption always leads to hell.

Menendez is at the top of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”

So, the question is whether this corrupt slimeball passing himself off as a U.S. senator has the moral standing to preach human rights to Ethiopia?

In the Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare wrote:

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
An evil soul producing holy witness
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”

How apt a description of Senator-cum-indicted-criminal Robert Menendez of New Jersey!

Menendez quotes the scripture of human rights to preach the virtues crippling sanctions against Ethiopia.

Menendez produced holy witness in his foreign relations committee to crucify Ethiopia with lies, damned lies and disinformation.

Menendez exhorted his colleagues on his committee to stone, tar and feather and cast Ethiopia into the hellfire of economic, diplomatic, political and military sanctions.

He rammed S.3199 through his committee and hustled it out in a New York minute.

But does Menendez have the moral standing to excoriate and castigate Ethiopian leaders for alleged moral failings on “human rights”?

Does Menendez have a moral compass to know right from wrong?

Does Menendez have a conscience?

Menendez is a Shakespearean villain – nay criminal- who smiles as he lies and lies as he smiles. He is a goodly apple rotten at the core.

Like his co-defendant Menendez belongs in jail house not in the Senate.

Shakespeare wrote, “That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet.”

That which we call sanctions by any other name stinks of imperialism and neocolonialism.
Let us not allow this sleazeball and moral degenerate preach human rights to us.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Get up, stand up and speak up against this ignorant bottom feeder!

Break the silence by speaking truth to imperial power.

Remember, remember the 8th of November 2022- DD Day- Drive DemocRATS and DemocraTICK Party Outta Congress Day.

 



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