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In Sen Menendez Trial Nadine BowFlex Texts Portrayed as Incomplete Ex BF Anton Kept Out

by Matthew Russell Lee

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 30 – 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

On May 30, Menendez's lawyer's (long) cross, including this

Menendez' lawyer: Agent, how long have you been with the C-14 unit [of the FBI]?

Agent: Only about 3 months. Menendez' lawyer: Yet you've been on the stand for days - you deserve battle pay AUSA: Objection! Judge Stein: Sustained. Counsel, you know betterMenendez' lawyer: You reviewed each document before they showed you the summary chart?

Agent: I took a holistic view. Menendez' lawyer: Did the AUSA instruct you to generally familiarize yourself with the documents? Let me show you 3507-002. Judge: To refresh your recollection

 Menendez's lawyer: Did you review documents beyond the ones included in the current chart? Agent: Edit were made. 

 Menendez's lawyer: Didn't you cut out this message by Senator Menendez, I don't want to interfere with your boyfriend? Agent: It's not in the chart.

Menendez's lawyer: Do you know that Nadine had a boyfriend named Doug Anton? AUSA: Objection! Judge: Sustained

Menendez's lawyer: You are aware that are thousands of called between Nadine and Bob Menendez, but only a few are in your chart? Agent: I imagine there are more.  Menendez's lawyer: Are you married sir and your wife sometimes uses your phone? Objection! Sustained

 Menendez's lawyer: Do you see Nadine's text to Bob, "I am at Mercedes, pray for me"? And Bob asks, What's wrong? Agent: I see it. Menendez's lawyer: And she didn't answer, and you don't know what was wrong, do you? Agent: I don't.

Menendez's lawyer: Are you aware the "Oui mon amour" is "Yes my love"? AUSA: Objection! Judge: Sustained. Menendez's lawyer: She says, "No bad test results" - do you know what that's about? AUSA: Objection! Judge: Sustained.

 Menendez's lawyer: Let's talk about the NordicTrack, Nadine said it cost her $1600? AUSA: Rule of completeness! Menendez's lawyer: Is there any other record that shows Nadine told Senator Menendez that [Hana's] ISEG paid for the NordicTrack or BowFlex? Not aware

 Judge Stein: How much do you have left? Menendez' lawyer: I'm a third of the way through. Judge: It's been an hour Menendez' lawyer: He testified for three days. Judge: OK, let's continue

 [Now Judge excuses the jury. Then:]

Judge: I've been giving you leeway. But you can't keep asking him to interpret these charts. Menendez's lawyer: This is unfair.  AUSA: If you want to ask about Morton's Steakhouse's phone number and a Google search, fine

Judge Stein: You'll have to tie it to the chart. We are adjourned.

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

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