CAUGHT RED HANDED: Democratic Senator Robert Menendez Faces Corruption Charges

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Great! Now how many other politicians are going to be exposed, because God knows this isn’t the first politician to do this.

Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday with using his Senate office to push the business interests of a friend and donor in exchange for gifts​, people briefed on the case say.

The case, brought by the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, sets up a high-stakes battle between a New Jersey senator who has fought off investigations for years, and federal prosecutors and the FBI who have spent years pursuing him.

Federal officials and Menendez’s attorneys have discussed plans for the New Jersey Democrat to turn himself in before a planned court hearing on Thursday, according to people briefed on the case.

A spokesman for the Justice Department declined comment, as did a spokeswoman for Menendez.

The government’s case, as first reported by CNN last month, centers on Menendez’s relationship with Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist who the senator has called a friend and political supporter. Melgen and his family have been generous donors to the senator and various committees the senator is associated with.

Read more: CNN

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