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#MenendezTrial Polling Shows NJ Voters Overwhelmingly Want Resignation

National media outlets have been unenthusiastic, if not completely silent, when it comes to reporting on the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Save Jerseyans. Even breaking developments as recent as Monday were not a focus of national evening news broadcasts…. – – U.S. District Judge William Walls rejected the Senator’s request to drop […]

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Democrats’ Nightmare Menendez Scenario Might Be Coming True

Okay. At this point, Save Jerseyans? After the state rested, and the federal judge has indicated that he’s considering throwing out MOST of the federal criminal charges facing U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D, N.J.) this upcoming Monday? Democrats across New Jersey (and especially down in South Jersey), as well as those in Washington, D.C. who […]

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Menendez friend donated $300k to N.J. Dems ahead of high-level meeting, witness testifies

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s close friend donated $300,000 to a Super PAC dedicated to Democratic senators shortly before the New Jersey politician had a meeting with a high-ranking government health care official about a disputed Medicare policy, a lobbyist testified Wednesday. That policy, according to former Health and Human Services employees, was at […]

Sibelius: Menendez Lobbied for Medicare Policy Change

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius testified at the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez yesterday that he pressed for a Medicare policy change in 2012 that would have benefited his friend Dr. Salomon Melgen. On cross-examination, Sibelius said that Menendez did not mention Melgen’s name when discussing the issue. Federal prosecutors are […]

POLL: Convicted or not, New Jersey is ready to fire Bob Menendez

Win, lose or draw, Save Jerseyans, Garden State voters might (finally) be ready to put Bob Menendez behind them in 2018. A new poll from Emerson College suggests the senior senator, currently standing trial for corruption-related charged in federal court, could face an uphill climb for reelection next fall regardless of the jury’s decision. “If Menendez is […]

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Menendez became ‘very hostile’ in talks to help friend with Medicare debt: witness

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez held two contentious discussions with Medicare representatives – including one that included former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – to press for a reimbursement policy change that would benefit his friend, a wealthy Florida ophthalmologist, a former top Medicare official […]

Senator says he met with doctor about Medicare issue at Menendez’s request

NEWARK — Tom Harkin, the former U.S. senator from Iowa, told a federal prosecutor Wednesday that he met with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida ophthalmologist, as U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was lobbying for the resolution of the doctor’s multi-million dollar Medicare billing dispute. Harkin, who previously chaired the Senate committee overseeing the Department of Health […]

Federal Prosecutors Open New Front in Menendez Trial

The government has opened a new front in its prosecution of Sen. Bob Menendez, introducing testimony about a port security contract he allegedly helped co-defendant Salamon Melgen with. Menendez’s friend had a contract to screen cargo in the Dominican Republic, but it was made worthless when the U.S. State Department contributed surplus X-ray equipment to […]