One of the most significant public corruption trials is currently playing out, involving one of America’s top Democrat leaders.
It has been revealed that Former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) assisted Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)–who faces bribery charges–in his efforts to secure favors for a Florida-based ophthalmologist who gave Menendez lavish gifts.
Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen have been charged with 18 counts of bribery including expensive vacations and hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations.
According to federal prosecutors, Menendez received bribes in exchange for helping Melgen reverse an unfavorable decision from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The Department of Justice (DOJ) claimed that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid worked alongside Menendez to try to secure the favorable dealings for the wealthy Florida-based doctor.
Melgen was upset after CMS forced him to pay back $8.9 million for overbilling Medicare, so he urged former-Senator Reid to pressure Obama administration officials into reversing the decision.
At Menendez’s behest, Reid contacted Obama’s deputy chief of staff in 2011, requesting that the official intervene. However, the deputy chief of staff refused, explaining that the case was an individual matter and not an issue of policy, reports Christian News Alerts.
Reid then set-up a meeting at his Capitol Hill office between himself, Menendez, and then-Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. However, he still didn’t get the decision reversed.
In addition to the luxurious vacations, Melgen gave Menendez large campaign donations. According to prosecutors, Melgen donated $300,000 to Majority PAC on the same day Menendez met with the acting CMS administrator.
With a growing mountain of evidence against Sen. Bob Menendez, it is becoming clear that justice will prevail in the name of the American people.
H/T U Conservative