Demo­c­rat Sen. Bob Menen­dez Sug­gests Vast Con­spir­a­cy Is After Him After He’s Hit With Fed­er­al Charges

Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez Suggests Vast Conspiracy Is After Him After He’s Hit With Federal Charges

Sen. Bob Menen­dez (D‑NJ) lashed out on Fri­day after he and his wife Nadine were indict­ed on bribery charges by fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tors, sug­gest­ing that he was the vic­tim of a vast con­spir­a­cy.
“For years, forces behind the scenes have repeat­ed­ly attempt­ed to silence my voice and dig my polit­i­cal grave,” said the 69-year-old sen­a­tor. “Since this inves­ti­ga­tion was leaked near­ly a year ago, there has been an active smear cam­paign of anony­mous sources and innu­en­dos to cre­ate an air of impro­pri­ety where none exists.”
“The excess­es of these pros­e­cu­tors is appar­ent. They have mis­rep­re­sent­ed the nor­mal work of a Con­gres­sion­al office,” he claimed. “Those behind this cam­paign sim­ply can­not accept that a first-gen­er­a­tion Lati­no Ameri …