Most likely he did not want to make the news this way, but this old retired Democrat has made it back to the limelight. New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez’s federal corruption trial is underway and this may bring up some very interesting news bites. Senator Harry “Dirty Harry” Reid seems to have first-hand knowledge of Menendez’s alleged corruption. Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, a close friend of Menendez, reportedly provided political contributions, gifts, vacations and expensive private jet rides to the Senator.
That is not where it ends, by the way. It also seems that Kathleen Sebelius, who then served as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services may also have extended favors based on Menedez’s behalf. This may bring up many more questions for the Democrat cadre to have to answer.
As Written By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to be called as a witness in New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez’s federal corruption trial.
Menendez has been accused of accepting bribes from Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen in exchange for political contributions, gifts, vacations and expensive private jet rides.
Fox News reports that a source close to the case says that Reid will be called to testify about his interactions with Menendez and Melgen, who donated heavily to a super PAC controlled by Reid.
Federal prosecutors say that in exchange for Melgen’s gifts, Menendez intervened to help the physician in an $8.9 million billing dispute with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
As part of that influence campaign, Menendez reached out to Reid in 2011 for help.
Reid helped set up a meeting between Menendez and Kathleen Sebelius, who then served as secretary of the Department of Health and……
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