Four Key Points From the Colorful Indictment of Senator Menendez

From a Washington Post analysis by Aaron Blake headlined “4 key points from Bob Menendez’s colorful indictment”:

Not since $90,000 in cash was found stashed in Rep. William Jefferson’s (D-La.) freezer have we seen an indictment of a member of Congress like this.

The Justice Department announced Friday that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been indicted on federal corruption charges.

The extensive indictment features allegations of taking bribes in exchange for assisting the interests of the government of Egypt and for his intervention in criminal matters. Menendez’s wife, Nadine, is described as playing a crucial role in the schemes. She is indicted alongside three others who allegedly bribed her and Menendez.