BREAKING: Obama Critic, Democrat Senator Menendez Indicted by Obama Justice Dept.

Obama’s department of Justice has indicted Senator Robert Menendez (D, NJ) on charges of corruption. Not surprisingly, Menendez has been an outspoken critic of Obama.

The indictment was handed down on Wednesday.

A federal grand jury indicted Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey on corruption charges Wednesday, the Justice Department’s first criminal charges against a sitting U.S. senator since the botched prosecution of Alaska’s Ted Stevens seven years ago.

Mr. Menendez, 61 years old, has said he plans to fight any charges, which are the culmination of a two-year investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the relationship between the senator and Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.

A federal grand jury in Newark, N.J., handed down a 14-count indictment, charging the New Jersey Democrat with crimes including conspiracy to commit bribery and honest-services fraud. Dr. Melgen was also charged in relation with the alleged scheme. Mr. Menendez is scheduled to speak in Newark at 7 p.m. EDT.

Like many defendants who aren’t considered a threat to public safety or a flight risk, Mr. Menendez would be allowed to turn himself in to authorities after an indictment is handed down, according to people familiar with the matter.

Another Obama critic ends up crosswise with the “law.” Imagine that.

Warner Todd Huston

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