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Dirty Harry's Corruption Charge!

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Will he be charged and tried?  Will he start throwing other Corrupt Democrats under the bus?  


Harry Reid Corruption exposed in the Federal Brief to the Federal Court



The Justice Department brief said Menendez first enlisted Reid's help in November 2011 to "amplify the pressure" on the Obama administration.


Reid, the Justice Department alleged, contacted the White House deputy chief of staff at that time and told her Menendez was upset about CMS's treatment of Melgen, who owed $8.9 million for overbilling Medicare.


The brief said Reid asked the White House deputy chief of staff to call CMS. But the White House official, who wasn't identified, opted not to contact the agency, "recognizing that the matter involved a dispute between a single doctor and an administrative agency, not a policy matter."


The Justice Department argued Reid's contact with the White House is proof Menendez tried to pressure another government official to perform an "official act."


Lawyers for Menendez and Melgen, who is named a co-defendant in the case, pushed back against the Justice Department's assertions, saying in a letter to Judge William Walls the trial brief was a "lengthy, lurid and one-sided narrative of the case" filled with "new, irrelevant and inflammatory ‘facts.'"


The lawyers said the brief was filed "solely to generate adverse pretrial publicity" for Menendez and Melgen and give the media "a rhetorically florid preview" of the government's opening argument.


In addition to detailing Reid's contact with the White House, the Justice Department said Reid and Menendez met with then-Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in Reid's office in the Capitol on Aug. 12, 2012, where the New Jersey senator "personally pressured her to intervene in [Melgen's] billing dispute."


Sebelius, though, told Menendez she was "powerless" to intervene, the Justice Department said.


"The meeting ended without a resolution satisfactory to Menendez," according to the trial brief.


Menendez benefited from thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Melgen, including a $300,000 check to Majority PAC that arrived June 7, 2012, the same day Menendez met with the acting CMS administrator, prosecutors allege. During that meeting, the Justice Department said, Menendez asked CMS to change the reimbursement policy that led to the order that Melgen repay $8.9 million for overbilling Medicare.


Majority PAC supported Democratic Senate candidates.


In total, Melgen donated $600,000 to Majority PAC in 2012, and the money was earmarked specifically for New Jersey and intended to benefit Menendez, prosecutors said in court filings.


Both Menendez and Melgen have pleaded not guilty and said they haven't done anything wrong.


Melissa Quinn Law,   Bob Menendez Justice Department Harry Reid Congress News Politics,  END


Dirty Harry needs to go to Jail!  Maybe he can be Menendez's  Bunkie!

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23 minutes ago, Flybyme said:

Starting to see a pattern here. I think our entire government might have a corruption issue..........


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