Today the judge announced a mistrial and a hung jury in the Menendez trial. Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s federal corruption trial was not resolved. You could not tell it by all the congratulating that was taking place on that side of the courtroom. Will the prosecutor take this as a defeat or will he re-try the case?
Considering the fact that there are 19 counts of fraud involved, it would seem to be a miscarriage of justice not to go to trial again. Maybe Mr. Menendez should not go high-fiving around the room so quickly. There is a good chance that this is not over. read more here.
As Written By Ed Morrissey for Hot Air:
If at first you don’t succeed … The corruption trial of Robert Menendez has ended in a mistrial — complete with high-fives between the Menendez family and the defense attorney, no less. That could be premature, as the non-conclusion of this trial leaves open the possibility of a new effort to try Menendez on nineteen counts of corruption:
Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s federal corruption trial ended Thursday in a mistrial after the deadlocked jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.
“We cannot reach a unanimous decision,’’ the jury wrote. “Nor are we willing to move away from our strong convictions.” …
The case was already heading toward a mistrial on Monday when the jury first said it was deadlocked on all counts. Judge William Walls ordered the jury to continue deliberating on, despite Menendez’s attorneys requesting the declaration of a mistrial. After Thursday’s mistrial, the Justice Department could decide to re-try Menendez.
Before that, the Department of Justice needs to reconsider whether they can win a conviction at all. Their case against Menendez was circumstantial, arguing that the stream of benefits he received from …..
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