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Sunday, September 24, 2023

A DoJ Trifecta

Gosh, did you know that recent events provide slam dunk "proof" that the DoJ isn't weaponizing the law to target the primary contender for the 2024 presidency, nor is it slow walking charges against Joe Biden's son, nor is it VERY hesitant to investigate copious evidence indicating clearly that Joe Biden profited from a pay-to-play scandal while he was Barack Obama's VP? Because just this week—breaking news!!!—a monumentally corrupt Democrat Senator, Robert Menendez, is under serious investigation for corrupt practices!

There's little doubt that Menendez is a gangster, not unlike more than a few of his congressional colleagues. In fact, he's already been in the dock as noted by Jonathan Turley:

Menendez [went] on trial in 2017 in a major bribery and fraud case involving luxury gifts allegedly exchanged for official favors. Most of us expected the worst when, during jury deliberations, one juror asked the court, “What is a senator?” Menendez dodged the bullet. The jury hung and the Justice Department dropped all charges.

With a collective sigh of relief, the Dems asked everyone to look the other way as the DoJ dropped charges, and their trained hamsters in the propaganda media did exactly that.  How convenient. 

And now—out of the blue and six years later—the DoJ has decided to resume it's hunt for corruption. Turley continues:

Now Menendez has been slapped with a massive new bribery indictment. The facts are all too familiar, with a long list of lavish gifts allegedly made in exchange for favors.

The indictment details gold bars, hundreds of thousands of dollars, furnishings and other gifts.  His wife was allegedly actively involved in this corruption conspiracy and is also facing criminal charges.

And of course, Both Congressional Ds and Rs will react in predictable ways:

... get ready for politicians to suddenly declare themselves “shocked, shocked” by the allegations against Menendez. These are the same people who made Menendez the head of the Foreign Relations Committee, twice. They gave him the power of leverage with countries where bribery is an accepted practice. It was like making a known arsonist the CEO of the International Paper Corporation. 

But a few questions arise. Why Menendez, and why an indictment at this point in time?

It could be that the DoJ, recognizes that virtually all members of the GOP, many Independents, and even a few Democrats are feeling uneasy with the DoJ's highly partisan behavior over the past five years or so. What better than to find a corrupt, sacrificial lamb who also happens to be a Dem. And even better, it provides them with a trifecta in optics:

  1. It allows the DoJ to argue that they are applying the law equally to Democrats and Republicans.
  2. It allows their trained hamsters in the propaganda media to follow a corruption story that does not involve the Bidens.
  3. It takes at least some of the pressure off them to prosecute Hunter Biden with vigor ("Look how we're going after Senator Bob.") and at the same time slow-walk any investigation of the 'Big Guy.' ("Our resources are stretched thin, and we don't see Joe Biden with any gold bars, do we?")

This is a classic "Look, there's a squirrel moment." Menendez will take the fall (unless there's a convenient hung jury), and the Bidens will skate.