No Verdict in Menendez Trial, Deliberations to Start from Scratch

November 9, 2017

Washington, D.C.- Emerald Robinson, Political Correspondent

Jurors failed to reach a highly anticipated verdict today in the bribery and corruption trail of Democratic Senator Bob Melendez rounding out three full days of deliberation in a Newark, New Jersey, courthouse.  The lack of a verdict today sets the jury back in deliberations. Come Monday, the jury will have to begin deliberations from the beginning as an alternate juror takes the place of one who cannot continue due to scheduling.

The judge in the trial had promised one of the original twelve jurors that the trial would not interfere with a previously scheduled vacation.  The alternate juror has been present through the extent of the trial hearing both sides present their cases and evidence, as well as closing arguments, in the event that the service of said juror would be required.  The jury will be out on Friday in observance of the Veterans’ Day holiday.

The jury is considering 18 different counts as a part of Melendez’s indictment including six counts of bribery, three counts of honest services fraud, one count of conspiracy, one count of interstate travel to carry out bribery and one count of making false statements on his congressional financial disclosure to conceal crimes.  

If charged, Melendez could potentially continue his service in the U.S. Senate as a felon.  Democrats remain silent on any possible resignation for their colleague.  Their silence is a stark contrast to the case of Republican Ted Stevens during his bribery charges in 2008 when then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called for the GOP senator’s resignation.  Reid’s statement that had remained displayed on the Democrat Senate for over nine years calling for Steven’s resignation  has recently been removed.

  • ChemicalDeath

    Leftist hypocrites. Hard to find any coverage in the MSM.

  • hjole

    what seems to be the problem here, he’s as guilty as sin and that he did.

  • Bobby Green

    His partner is guilty but he’s not. Stupid people.

  • FrankNitti2

    Anyone who thinks Melendez will be found guilty in his home state is smoking dope. Dems stick together. And for their loyalty they will be taxed to death by the NJ democrat party.

  • USA#1

    And meantime the RINOS already condemned Roy Moore only based on ALLEGATIONS.

    • TexasDeplorable1134

      Nothing new there 😉 Moore is an anti-establishment Constitutionalist, something the current RINO’s do not want in office.

  • Melissa McShane

    This guy is going to skate pass this charge. No way he will be found guilty. Democrats are always above the law.

  • Melissa McShane

    This guy is going to skate pass this charge. No way he will be found guilty. Democrats are always above the law.

  • …remain calm and return fire

    Menendez constituents will not convict their meal ticket.

  • A marcus Young

    The prosecutor needs to be VERY careful that organized crime doesn’t tamper with the jury. Members and their family need to be given 24 hour protection.

  • MrsVL

    Such a double standard!! He should have resigned immediately upon being arrested!! Everyone is calling for Moore’s resignation before there’s been ANY proof that he’s done anything wrong. So the Democrat can stay but the Republican has to go! Such hypocrisy!!

  • …remain calm and return fire

    Menendez will be acquitted by jury nullification but Moore is going down on a mere accusation…

  • Mike

    Somebody needs to learn to spell.
    Are you talking about the Menendez Brothers or
    some Dude named Melendez.
    You have BOTH Subjects mentioned

  • mickey2829

    I bet there is a mistrial because of the juror who was excused said he was innocent.

  • rgeiken

    They should have probably moved this trial to some other state. It is hard to believe that you can get a fair trial of a political figure in the state of their residency.

  • Marion Servon

    I can’t believe all the jurors are corrupt also. He’ll never be elected. And if he is then NJ deserves what it gets.

  • Sandy Figaro Johnston

    The Dems are too busy eating their own in the media to worry about this.

    • HML

      Yup, been going on a while now. These charges shut him up for being critical of Obama and his policies. And it worked……….

  • Commentsbywanda

    Hey Bobby, why don’t you just resign?

  • Commentsbywanda

    Hey Bobby, why don’t you just resign?

    • nekronic

      Because integrity and honor are foreign concepts to demonrats. They do however understand – and embrace – graft and corruption.

  • Joe

    Was Gene Hackman the Jury Consultant they used?

  • Joe

    Was Gene Hackman the Jury Consultant they used?

    • My Head

      Happy 242!

  • Bobby Green

    Where’s the republican Senators? They should be demanding he be thrown out of the Senate. That’s the problem with these republicans, all talk no action.

    • LILIBETH

      They don’t want their own dirty laundry aired

    • …remain calm and return fire

      Republicans are self loathing cannibals.

  • nfcapitalist

    Be interesting to know what investigative law enforcement activity is looking at these jurors, I’m going out on a limb here but when the evidence points at guilty and you get a hung jury… there’s money, threats, blackmail, or politics getting between justice and a member of the elite crime mob.

  • Visualverbs

    You watch – the POS liberal fascist criminal will skate – at worst – a slap on the wrist.

  • No Mas

    I will love pedo-Menendez to finally get his due with a felony criminal record and watch democrats defend why he should stay in power. GUILTY!!!!!!!! I smell dirty dirty with any politician, especially demonrats in court…

  • ShemSilber2

    It’s a double standard, folks. If you’re a demoniac-rat, you can literally get away with murder, as with Bonnie-Parker-&-Clyde-Barrow-on-steroids Clinton, otherwise forget it. The only reason Reid’s call for Steven’s resignation is down is so as not to call attention to their guilt for the same offense. Shame on us for our bloody politics!

  • Jack Green

    Changing subjects as an article is not yet posted. Saw on the news this morning that Judge Roy Moore has been accused of taking liberties with underage minors early in his career. This was quoted from NBC and a Washington Post report. MY thoughts are that even though polygraph tests are not admissible in court, both the accused and accusers should submit. If Judge Moore is lying, we don’t want him in the Senate. If the accusers are lying, the should be liable as well who ever inspired them to do so. That’s a way to determine whether or not it is fake news. People must learn that they will pay for their sins one way or another.

    • Varangian Guard

      The alleged crime is forty years ago.

      • All American

        If it did occur it wasn’t forced.
        The story reads that the hottie jumped into the car and went to an undisclosed country retreat willingly so who would be the ho in that case and why did it take 40 years? Roy Moore has been a pinnacle in the political arena for years … now suddenly? I don’t buybit bc it 😷 stinks.
        More than likely paid for tale to take the limelight off DNC campaign corruption

  • CorrectionPlease

    Rumor has it that they may have slipped up!
    One juror is holding out for conviction.

    But not to worry in New Jersey – they have it covered.
    One jury member went on vacation and another asked what a Senator was?
    Grounds for a mistrial? Ya’ think.
    No one can rig a jury like Jersey!

    • All American

      😂 The good old boy network of corruption

    • Visualverbs

      I don’t know – Illinois might have something to say about that…

      • CorrectionPlease

        Okay,
        Granted Illinois politicians are world class crooks.
        But no one ever even hears about Trenton, NJ., masters of deceit.

        Sen Harrison Williams, NJ was caught in FBI Abscam sting
        Sen Robert Torricelli, bribery.
        Sen Frank Lautenberg, most hated member of the Senate
        Sen Menendez, currently on trial for bribery

        Gov Chris Christie and Gov Florio, fake Republican and tax and spend liberal thrown out or office.
        Gov Jim Mc Greevey, hired gay Israeli spy as NJ security advisor
        Gov Jon Corzine, bankrupt mutual Fund – knew nothing about what happened. Money disappeared!

        I’m sure Gov Murphy will do his part to continue the Democrat tradition.

        I can’t get to the Mayors and NJ state senators without more CP memory!
        Almost all Democrats.
        And Don’t forget, Boardwalk Empire relates true events.

        • Visualverbs

          As good – not better. Here in Arkansas, we have the Masters of Deceit – the Clinton’s. Tag, you’re it.

          • CorrectionPlease

            I stand corrected and humbled!
            Arkansas wins!

          • Visualverbs

            You win the internet today!

          • My Head

            Winner by TKO, deep in the blue corner, Arkansas!

          • Michael Hawk

            I Read The Clinton Kill List and several News stories Just this Am(For about the 10th time) ….Yes the Clinton Cartel/RICO Organization Wins …I have Experience With NJ being Corrupt ….Currently looking into How Deep It Goes.

          • CorrectionPlease

            If you rounded up all of the corrupt mayors and state legislators in NJ,
            they would fill Giant’s stadium, ironically in the Meadowlands near the Xanadu boondoggle that is still going on.

          • TexasDeplorable1134

            Man, I do not think anyone will be able to beat that one with the available facts. But there are still JFK files that will not come to light until Apr. 2018 from the CIA.

          • Julia

            Ha ha I think your all in competition to be 2nd to California. Or maybe not since California just votes to legalize their corruption. In that case I think Illinois and NJ are tied.

  • Deplorable B Church

    “If charged, Melendez could potentially continue his service in the U.S. Senate as a felon.”

    Does OANN employee editors? The writing in this story is grade school-level. “If convicted, Menendez…”

    “Reid’s statement that had remained displayed on the Democrat Senate for over nine years calling for Steven’s resignation has recently been removed.”

    What?

    • My Head

      I must have went over the last sentence 4 times, and wasn’t able to determine WTF they meant.

    • Skjeld51

      Yeah. Still. Even so, light years ahead of the fascist, MSM commissariat, staff liars.

    • Todd McCain

      I agree but I will take grammatical errors over straight lying any day.

  • Mr Gerald Dickerson

    Its a set up

  • C B

    New Jersey Liberals are proud of their Senator and they certainly deserve him as well ……….

    • Varangian Guard

      And they just voted themselves in a new sanctuary state gubner to boot.
      Jersey is in for a dark ride

      • sierrahotel

        Just brush up on your high school Spanish.

        • All American

          And have plenty of ammo!
          MS 13 safe zone😂

      • mickey2829

        as anew jersey resident I can see my state being the California of the east coast. and only god knows where this governor is going to get the $5 billion dollars in tax increases. home owners and business owners are going to get beat up for sure.

      • Skjeld51

        Nothin’ new there. New Jersey is and always has been an open cess-pool, run by the corrupt, for the benefit of the corrupt. I’d drive a thousand miles to go around the People’s Republic of New Jersey.

  • Deplorable Phytomorphogenesis

    How much did the dnc pay the jurors?!
    Seriously, the court is corrupt.

    • jlsharks1

      Deplorable, excellent comment these parasites/lawyers are as bad as the swamp

  • TexasDeplorable1134

    This was all planned as they want this to extend past the Governor turnover to the new Dem. leader. Not surprising.

    • All American

      Wasn’t a juror excused to go on vacation? What a Democ”RAT” crock of sheeeet

  • meeester

    Any libs on the jury?
    If so; we might see something similar to the OJ case.

    • CorrectionPlease

      Libs?
      Northern, Eastern and Shore Area NJ counties are
      breeding cesspools that hatch libs.

    • meeester

      saw the vacationing juror. She appears to be a member of a group with 95% alignment with Barack Obama. She said if she stayed on the jury that Menendez would have been not guilty.
      Too easy to predict.
      Seems to me that lives and Democrats could save money on lawyers these days as long as a jury is involved.

  • Disgusted Caucasian

    I’ll venture a bet that the fakestream media is totally ignoring this trial.

    • All American

      And the Benghazi trial and the HRC Campaign Fraud allegations and all that is FACT NOT FICTION!