New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez was accused Thursday of acting as a foreign agent, according to a superseding indictment filed by a federal grand jury in Manhattan.
The new charge in the superseding indictment is a conspiracy for a public official to act as a foreign agent, in this case, for Egypt. Menendez is accused of acting on behalf of Egypt, passing on non-public information and doing favors for their government in exchange for bribes.
Menendez once claimed former President Donald Trump was a foreign agent on behalf of Russia. Federal prosecutors have now accused Menendez of being a foreign agent for the Egyptian government.
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In September, Menendez and his wife were indicted on bribery offenses in the Southern District of New York.
Per that indictment, “Over $480,000 in cash — much of it stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing, closets, and a safe — was discovered in the home.”
The Menendez indictment also says Menendez, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, provided sensitive U.S. Government information” to Egypt.
Menendez denied those allegations in a statement shortly after the press conference.
In 2015, The Daily Caller broke news of prostitution allegations against Menendez that ended up picking up the attention of the FBI.
Menendez also threatened to call the police on the Daily Caller when asked about the Green New Deal in 2019.