New Charge Alleges Senator Menendez Acted as a Foreign Agent for Egypt

The indictment claims the senator and his wife intentionally passed sensitive information.

Another charge was added to the indictment against Senator Bob Menedez of New Jersey this week, alleging that he acted as a foreign agent for the government of Egypt. 

Senator Menedez was the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee until recently. The indictment alleges that the senator accepted gold bars and cash to aid the government of Egypt through foreign policy between January 2018 and June 2022. The indictment now also alleges that Senator Menendez and his wife provided “sensitive U.S. Government information” to Egyptian businessmen, allowing them to be passed along to Egyptian government officials. The senator continues to deny all allegations, though he was required to step down from his position as committee chairman because of them.

Under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, active agents of foreign governments are required to register with the U.S. attorney general for identification. However, an exception to this law applies to members of Congress, who cannot serve in office and be a foreign agent even if they are formally registered as one.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Menendez and his wife to be transparent as they cooperate with investigations.
  • For Justice Department officials to be discerning as they pursue the charges against the senator.

Sources: The Hill, NY Times


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