New York Times columnist David Brooks complains about the cost of his lunch.
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has been charged with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for providing Egypt with “sensitive U.S. government information.” During a Friday press conference announcing a three-count indictment, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams explained that federal prosecutors found $500,000 in cash, as well as gold bars, in Sen. Menendez’ home—some of which contained fingerprints or DNA of Fred Daibes, a real estate developer also accused of bribing Menendez and his wife Nadine. According to The New York Times, Daibes pled guilty to financial crimes in 2022. Senator Menendez and his wife have both denied the criminal conduct alleged by prosecutors. You can read more about the story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/22/nyregion/robert-menendez-indicted.html
Audio of the Day: Rich plays an unforgettable Phil Murphy clip—he’s eating what!?!?
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) has called on Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to resign following a three-count indictment that alleges Menendez and his wife accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.