Sen. Bob Menendez Charged with Conspiracy to act as an Agent of Egypt. But What Other Countries has He Benefited From? Part II

Clearly Menendez was a major, if not most prolific, supporter of the Ukrainian regime at the onset of the coup and a key part of the narrative spun by the US establishment when it comes to Ukraine.

Sen. Menendez Worldwide Career Criminal

As covered in the previous article Sen. Robert Menendez, his wife, Nadine Menendez and three other defendants; New Jersey businessmen Jose Uribe, Fred Daibes and Wael Hana have all been charged with corruption.

In addition to these charges’ additional charges were brought against Sen. Menendez, of conspiring to act as a foreign agent for the Egyptian government. The trial is set to begin next May. This was stated by Reuters on October 12, 2023.

Sen. Menendez’s career has been one of nefarious deeds, bribes, under the table deals and theft and now these countless cases now coming to the attention of people in the US and around the globe.

What nobody has questioned is what he was up to during his long-time political career as what you could only call an agent of Ukraine.  His career being centered in the Ukrainian diaspora hot bed of New Jersey and later becoming a well-known member of the Neocon camp of Hillary Clinton during his time as chair of The Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

At the onset of the actual current manifestation of conflict in Ukraine in 2014 when the US fomented a coup which ousted democratically elected President Yanukovych and installed a puppet president, Petro Poroshenko.  Menendez was one of the first to start pushing for the US to “intervene” in this Russian “attack on democracy.”

In 2014 as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Menendez introduced the Ukraine Support Act. (S.2828) to the 113th Congress.  Sen. Menendez stated:

“We stand as one today in Congress, united in our support for President Poroshenko and the Ukrainian people in their pursuit of peace and democracy in the face of Russian aggression, “There is no more powerful demonstration of our solidarity with Ukraine than to approve this legislation that imposes tough sanctions against Russia for upending the international order, while providing military assistance to Ukraine during this watershed moment.  Russia’s invasion requires a firm and resolute response, and passing the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 demonstrates that unwavering and necessary resolve to stand shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine.”

 The legislation called for the President to apply sanctions on:

  • Rosoboronexport and other Russian defense firms that contribute to instability in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and Syria.
  • Companies worldwide that make significant investments in particular unconventional Russian crude oil energy projects.
  • Gazprom, if the President determines that Gazprom is withholding significant natural gas supplies from member countries of NATO or further withholds such supplies from countries such as Ukraine, Georgia, or Moldova.

The legislation required the administration to outline a plan for how the United States, other governments, and international organizations would help Ukraine in protecting and assisting persons internally displaced because of the fighting in Ukraine.

The bill required the administration to work with Ukraine to develop a short-term emergency energy assistance plan that would help Ukraine address a potential fuel and electricity shortage in 2014-15 and authorized $50 million for fiscal year 2015 in support of these activities.  It also required the administration to develop medium- and long-term plans to increase energy production and efficiency to improve energy security in Ukraine and authorized $50 million over three fiscal years for such activities.

Under this bill, the president was required to submit a strategy to Congress that outlined U.S. efforts to strengthen Ukrainian civil society, support independent media, reduce corruption, and increase election-monitoring capacity.  This legislation also encouraged the president to assist entities in the Ukrainian defense sector to reorient exports away from customers in Russia and to find appropriate alternative markets for their products.

Finally, the bill designated Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia as major non-NATO allies and authorized $10 million for the next three fiscal years to counter Russian propaganda in the former Soviet Union countries.

Sen. Menendez demanded that the administration fully implement the measures of the Ukrainian Freedom Support Act as fast as possible, most importantly providing lethal weapons to Ukraine.  The legislation itself now shows it being somewhat of the genesis of formal support and assuming control over Ukraine by the US via military and monetary support.

Because of his fervent support and pushing of this legislation he drew massive support from Ukrainians around the world.   Organized by the Ukrainian National Organization, or UNA in conjunction with the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, or UCCA, an event at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey was put together in his honor.

The UNA is one of the original Ukrainian nationalist organizations in the US.  They have promoted Ukrainian organs such as the newspaper Svoboda, The Ukrainian Weekly and created Ukrainian Culture indoctrination organizations such as the Soyuzivka Heritage center. Most recent statistics show that the organization, that only allows pure blood Ukrainians, numbered around 50,000 around North America with its headquarters in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The UCCA is, in actuality, a blanket name for a majority of the Ukrainian organizations in North America.  Not only this but it is the founding member of the Ukrainian World Congress which is the international assembly of nearly all public Ukrainian organizations in the world and is made up of over 20 million people in the Americas alone.  Since the early 1900’s they have held roles of power in the governments of multiple countries and push their radical agenda across the globe.

Roma Lisovich the treasurer of the Ukrainian National Association when talking about Sen. Menendez said:

“Sen. Menendez is a champion for freedom and democracy, Again and again, Sen. Menendez was in the forefront–Ukraine’s sincere advocate in the Senate. We, the Ukrainian American community and the Ukrainian National Association, the oldest and largest membership Ukrainian-American organization in the United States, are deeply indebted for his support, leadership and commitment.”

 Tamara Olexy, the President of the Ukrainian Committee of America stated:

“You have understood from the start, that the international community, and specially the United States cannot remain passive in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine, for remaining passive will only invite further aggression… Your words and promises

Sen. Menendez responded by stating:

“Thank you for recognizing my commitment to Ukraine. I will continue to work for a western-leaning Ukraine, free of the threat of Russian dominance… At the end of the day, the firm, strong hand of American leadership is what will matter most. We need to

This statement made nearly five years before the start of the Special Military Operation but sounds exactly like the sound bites and rhetoric repeated over and over again ever since.  Sen. Menendez was clearly laying the foundation for what was to come.

As the Ukrainian regime continued its attacks on the Republics Sen. Menendez along with Bob Corker, another ranking member of Congress, penned a letter to Speaker John Boehner urging him to invite Ukrainian Puppet President Poroshenko to Washington to speak in front of a joint session of Congress.  The letter reads as follows:


The Honorable John Boehner

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Office of the Speaker

H-232 The Capitol

Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Speaker Boehner:

We write to request that you invite President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine to speak before a joint session of Congress during his visit to Washington, D.C. on September 18, 2014. We believe that it is critically important for every Member of Congress to hear from Ukraine’s President at this defining moment for not only Ukraine, but for Russia and the post-Cold War international order.

Earlier this year, the Ukrainian people surprised the world when they came together and stood their ground in Maidan Square in the face of violence and tyranny, in order to defend their beliefs and the very sovereignty of their nation against corrupt leaders who had abandoned the will of the people and the interests of their nation. Today, with a newly elected democratic government in office, and having chosen for themselves the direction of their nation, Ukraine faces a renewed battle for its economic and political sovereignty.

Russia, under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, is challenging the very foundations of the security architecture that has supported peace and stability on the European continent since the end of the Cold War. President Poroshenko is on the front line of this conflict to determine the fate of Ukraine and the future of the international order.

At this historic moment, we urge you to extend a hand of friendship to the Ukrainian people by inviting President Poroshenko to address a joint session of Congress and share his views on the critical situation in Ukraine.

Boehner happily accepted this, and Poroshenko was allowed to speak at the joint session.  It was during his speech that he begged and pleaded that his army needed more military equipment, both lethal and non-lethal, stating that blankets and night vision goggles are important, but he couldn’t win a war and keep peace with blankets.

Poroshenko also made the comparison to the situation in Ukraine to that of the Cuban missile crisis and said that Ukraine stood alone protecting the world against Putin and groveled for Ukraine to be given special non-NATO security status to further protect it from “Russian Invasion.”

Not only did he call for weapons, but he demanded that a special fund to “support US Companies investment in Ukraine and help reform its economy and justice system.” adding that all assistance received would be used by noncorrupt establishments and the new generation of officials that would guarantee that the funding would be used effectively.

His groveling proved effective as the US pledged $53 million in fresh aid to Ukraine both monetary and weapons.

Poroshenko waves happily as he arrives to meet with President Obama
Figure 1. Poroshenko waves happily as he arrives to meet with President Obama

After this special treatment given to Poroshenko Sen. Menendez then awarded him with the Global Citizen Award on behalf of the notorious Atlantic Council.

As Trump took office, Sen. Menendez pushed forth a nonbinding resolution essentially demanding that Trump was not to allow the Russian Government to question any former, current diplomat, civil servant, political appointee, law enforcement official or member of the Armed forces of the US.  Essentially creating a complete takeover of the federal information sphere, this clearly a way to contain the narrative and avoid any slip ups made by any person of power in the US.

As a final blow, Trump himself referred to the letter in a Sept. 25 press conference. “And it got almost no attention, but in May, CNN reported that Senators Robert Menendez, Richard Durbin, and Patrick Leahy wrote a letter to Ukraine’s prosecutor general expressing concern at the closing of four investigations they said were ‘critical.” In the letter, they implied that their support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake and that if they didn’t do the right thing, they wouldn’t get any assistance.  This nearly exacting the same kind of warning, blackmail, or extortion we have all heard Joe Biden bragging about with his statement about how he told Poroshenko he would withdraw funds and support if he did not remove the prosecutor, Viktor Shokin who was looking into the role Hunter Biden may have played in a number of companies and transactions in the crater of corruption that is Ukraine.

Clearly Menendez was a major, if not most prolific, supporter of the Ukrainian regime at the onset of the coup and a key part of the narrative spun by the US establishment when it comes to Ukraine.  With his reputation and now current charges are we supposed to believe that, as a key member of what can now only be referred to as the Ukraine coup council, did not receive some sort of kickbacks for his role?

Speculation aside, the removal of Sen. Menendez is a major blow to the Ukrainian population’s power inside the Washington Machine.

By Jareth Copus