I would be the last one to defend Robert Menendez, the senator from New Jersey, whom I have long suspected to be corrupt. If that is the case, I welcome the indictment.
It must be asked, however, whether this indictment was politically driven. Remember that Menendez, a Democrat, had recently broken ranks with the Obama administration over the Iran nuke deal and the shameful treatment Obama has given to Israel. It is true that the investigation pre-dated Menendez's public criticism of the negotiations, but pending indictments can be quashed, as we have seen in the past.
The question I ask is whether this indictment would have been brought had Menendez been on board with Obama's negotiations with Iran and his treatment of Israel.