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In Sen Menendez Trial Nadine Texts About Sisi Shown While Gold Bar Bob Steak at Morton's

by Matthew Russell Lee

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 29 – Amid reports of investigation against Sen. Robert Menendez for taking gold bars, Inner City Press' sources on September 21 it to expect on Friday, September 22 an appearance in Federal court in Manhattan by Menendez and his wife Nadine Arslanian. This scoop was true.

Later a superseder was unveiled, including charges of bribes to act for Qatar...

On April 11, 2024 after Nadine Menendez and then the government asked for delay, to July or undefined, Judge Stein severed her case and reaffirmed May 6, Inner City Press thread

On Sunday night April 14 the US wrote in again asking for a delay to July, six page letter on Patreon here.

But Judge Stein told the parties to confer and report by April 16 at 1 pm. Then he set an April 17 conference, which Inner City Press live tweeted and dubbed "Berate-gate," thread

On May 13, jury selection began - but did not finish. Abit later, Menendez got into an car with FOP NJ plates.

On May 14 jury selection continued but was not yet completed, from the ending, thread

Late on May 14, the US Attorney's Office filed opposition to slides the defense wants to use in its opening arguments, including quotes from Colin Powell and MLK, and when Nadine came into possession of gold - full letter on Patreon here

Inner City Press live tweeted jury selection and then opening arguments here, then filmed Bob's exit (he said he thought it went well and that his guy did great).

On May 21, the US Attorney's Office put on Wael Hana's lawyer, then a US State Department official working on Congressional approval (or holds) on arms transfer to Egypt, thread here.

On May 23, with the trial in haitus, docketed was Menendez' lawyers opposition to quashing his subpoena for Jose Uribe's attorney proffer and communications with SDNY prosecutors, filing on Patreon here

On May 29, Inner City Press live tweeted, omitting Morton's steakhouse but including this:

Assistant US Attorney: Agent, please read what Nadine wrote to Senator Menendez. Agent: He has not arrived yet at the Washington airport. He is coming with Sisi from Guyana. AUSA: What was the name of the president of Egypt in 2019? Agent: Sisi.

 AUSA: Who's the sender here? Agent: Wael Hana.  To HHHH. AUSA: Exhibit C-417, an email.  Agent: April 17, 2019 from W. Hana to HH number Gmail "Please consider this email as a point by point response to Doctor Abdi. May I suggest that the response be as follows

Agent (reading) It is the government of Egypt, not the USDA, which decides on halal status. The personnel of the company are well versed in halal...

AUSA: Let's go to the timeline, GX 1302 Agent: Bertsch writes to other in USDA about decertification of others

AUSA: What's this? Agent: Charge d'affaires to others, about the decertification and asking that the other companies be allowed to continue until this matter is resolved AUSA: Page 49. Line 639, on May 3, 2019, what does HHHH sent to Hana? Agent: OK to Hana's ISEG

AUSA: What does Nadine text to [Bob] Menenez? Agent: That He is still mad at Will for talking about Halal AUSA: Whose search history is this? Agent: Robert Menendez. He's searching for April Corley

AUSA: What does Nadine text Menendez? Agent: That protocol meeting is 15 minutes and that Will should respect that. AUSA: And what did Menendez reply? Agent: "Good for him."

AUSA: What does Nadine text Menendez? Agent: Mon amour, to you want me to text or email you the info? AUSA: What does Menendez do? Agent: He calls Nadine for 6 minutes & 8 seconds. AUSA: What does Hana do? Agent: He send Nadine a link and she sends it to Menendez

 AUSA: What is being sent here? Agent: Names and salary levels, and job descriptions. Nadine is listed at $120,000.  AUSA: How much is that a month? Menendez' lawyer: Objection! Judge: Sustained

 AUSA: What does this say? Agent: April Corley will not accept your offer of $2 million. But she will accept $13.5 million AUSA: What that the woman Senator Menendez Googled? Menendez' lawyer: Objection! Leading! Judge: Sustained.

 AUSA: What does this say? Agent: Although we accept that we are dealing with a private entity, we maintain this liability is that of Egypt and Egypt alone. AUSA: And this? Agent: "If the guy takes care of this with [Senator-1] he'll be set."

Judge Stein: Let's break here.Back in US v. Menendez: On the screen, Fred [Daibes] texts Nadine, "Nadine, I personally gave Bob a check for September... Please give me a run down of what you believe you are owed." AUSA: Then what does Nadine send? Agent: Image files, to Fred Daibes.

Judge Stein: We are done for the day.

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The case is US v. Menendez, et al., 23-cr-490 (Stein)

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