Did Cuba Target Senator Menendez? 3

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. (Record - file photo) U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. (Record – file photo)

Fed Agent Lied About Menendez Meeting, Lawyers Say

By ABBOTT KOLOFF, staff writer | The Record

EXTRACT: Menendez’s attorneys said in court papers filed Tuesday that they anticipate disclosing “classified information” at trial about a “foreign service” that planted allegations against the senator “to discredit him for his foreign policy and national security views.” Last year, The Washington Post reported that the Central Intelligence Agency provided the Justice Department with information that the tip could have been connected to the Cuban government. Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants, has been a vocal critic of President Obama’s decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

A federal agent gave false testimony to a grand jury to make it appear that meetings about a drug reimbursement policy were focused only on helping a wealthy Florida eye doctor win a multimillion-dollar Medicare billing dispute, attorneys for Sen. Bob Menendez said in court papers filed late Thursday.

The filing was made to bolster a request to have corruption charges dropped against the New Jersey Democrat and the doctor, Salomon Melgen, and came in response to prosecutors’ saying in papers filed more than a week ago that the senator is trying to rewrite history about his advocacy for Melgen, a longtime friend.

The attorneys alleged that prosecutors gave grand jurors bad instructions about what constitutes corruption, failed to screen them for bias, leaked information that compromised the defense, and were “preoccupied with sex” by focusing on issues related to Melgen’s girlfriends and an investigation of underage prostitutes that turned out to be groundless.

Prosecutors have said they may call Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Kathleen Sebelius, the former secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, to testify about a meeting they had with Menendez.

According to Menendez’s attorneys, Sebelius has said Reid and Menendez spoke to her during the meeting about how a drug reimbursement policy “was unfair to health providers.” According to court documents, a health official told the FBI that the senators were “not there to talk about a particular case; they were there to talk about policy.”

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3 comments

  1. For decades the Cuban regime has been trying to tarnish the image of those that oppose them. The first thing they have done for decades is trying to compromise those who oppose them,How? by using any means at hand. the Cuban regime love portraying the exile as corrupt and those who oppose them as thieves,drug dealers and they also love to play with the moral factor of the dissident or the opponent such as portraying the males as homosexual because they know that been a homosexual in the Cuban culture is no very liked as well as been a lesbian is not very liked either in the Cuban culture.The Cuban regime use these factors to defame the character of a person. If the opponent is in the US Senate or the congress the Cuban regime is going to portray him as corrupt such as the person taking bribes as a means to erase the veracity any comments coming from the opponent that may be harmful to the Cuban regime.This strategy has been used by the Cuban regime and they exploit it whether inside the island of Cuba or in the US.

  2. More likely Cuban intel conspiring with their kindred spirits in the Demshevik party to sideline him during the deal between two criminal enterprises.

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