WSJ: Menendez corruption investigation “has broadened in recent weeks”

Has Bob Menendez’s luck finally run out?

On Wednesday evening, The Wall Street Journal reported that New Jersey’s senior senator “hosted a 2018 meeting in his Washington, D.C., office with a New Jersey businessman who is a focus of a federal public-corruption probe of the Democratic lawmaker that has broadened in recent weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.”

The Wael Hana meeting  took place mere months after Menendez, no stranger to ethical controversies, escaped conviction in a federal bribery trial thanks only to a hung jury.

Menendez’s current term in office expires in January 2025 meaning that Democrats have a relatively short window to decide whether it’s too risky to run a corrupt Hudson County pol in a presidential cycle when some key down ballot races – notably NJ-07 – will be top national targets.

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