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Nets Yawn as Federal Prosecutors Rest Case in Menendez Bribery Trial


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Justice Department prosecutors rested their case against Democratic New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez on Wednesday, much to the silence of the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC). With dozens of charges against him, prosecutors allege Menendez and his associate Dr. Salomon Melgen were responsible for an expansive quid-pro-quo scheme that spanned years. The case had all the hallmarks of a spicy courtroom drama, but the networks were more interesting in covering for the Democrat.

“After six weeks of trial and 35 witnesses, the prosecution rested today in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez,” reported Anchor Bret Baier during Fox News Channel’s Special Report.

Baier was one of the few who reported the news on Wednesday and he added that “following the conclusion of the prosecution’s case, defense attorneys made a motion for acquittal, citing the 2016 Supreme Court decision that overturned the bribery conviction of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. The judge has yet to decide on that. Court resumes Monday.”


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