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Democrat Senator Sets Up Defense Fund Amid Criminal Probe

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Reports indicate Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) plans to create a legal defense fund to help pay for tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees relating to the federal criminal probe into his dealings with foreign regulators.

Menendez’s office confirmed plans to create the fund to NBC News as the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York continues its months-long investigation into the Democrat.

Federal investigators opened to new probe into Menendez in October and have given no indication of how long it is expected to continue.

The probe has already cost Menendez roughly $200,000 in campaign funds, according to filings obtained by NBC.

“Senator Menendez is confident that this official inquiry will be successfully closed, but as it is still unresolved he will be opening a separate legal defense fund so as not to drain any further campaign funds,” a spokeswoman for Menendez told the outlet. Fox News Digital reached out to Menendez’s office for additional comment, but they did not immediately respond.

The probe, which involves several federal organizations, is investigating lavish gifts Menendez’s wife received from a food producer that obtained an exclusive contract with the Egyptian government to certify Halal food exports across the globe.

The inquiry is considering whether Menendez may have improperly used his position on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to influence the deal.

The committee controls roughly $2 billion in U.S. aid to Egypt, according to NBC.

Menendez was previously indicted on federal bribery charges in 2016. 


  1. All of these D C Swamp denisens ( and families and big money supporters) have a U S Congressional get oout of jail free card. Just as Mendez walked on the last corruption charges in 2016 so will he do so agin. America used to be the Home of the Brave noe it has become the home of the corrupt.

  2. god will continue to bless his globalists and all his globalist puppets; soros and chester biden and zelensky and his demonrat criminal party and his rino criminal party and his media and all his CRIMINAL organizations and his altar boy raping demonrat priests .

    • Stop with the nonsense already. Stop attacking the Catholic Church for what was done in the past by some bad seed priests. That was then, this is now. It is bad enough Joe Brandon and the Demwits are doing it.

  3. All Dimms, in fact most politicians, but ALL Dimms, are totally, completely, irredeemably corrupt. All they do is lie, cheat, and steal.

  4. Aren’t we all tired of being made fools of? By all these corrupt politicians? I know no one is 100% perfect….but they’ve had Trump, Flynn, and many other conservatives who aren’t perfect, get bankrupt, slandered and even worse….when is it the Dems turn? When do they feel the heat? Either that, or share those “get out of jail cards”……..
    they are doing it to themselves, in broad day light, in front of everyone! They are bullies, just like when we were in 3rd grade,nand we had bullies comin after us…..shame on them! They should really try to clean up their acts a little, cuz it’s ver hard to defend them amongst the people…….it’s like they have to catch these crooks in the middle of their crooked act, in order to arrest them……but when they want to get one of the conservatives, they just make up a crime, and try to whittle the crime around them….with no proof, while changing laws, and make these conservatives hire lawyers, pay out lots of money….remortgage their homes….it’s just sooooo obvious….the Dems are proving to their own constituents, that they can’t do anything legally!

  5. Menendez is as crooked as the snake that he is. Let him go bankrupt and get him out of American politics. We don’t need him. Right after his last indiscretion there were pictures of him with a blonde in a bikini on a beach in the Caribbean. I wish there was a way to post it here because I saved it along with all of the Biden sex offense pictures I saved. No one seem to remember those though.


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