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El Salvador President Responds Humorously Against Bitcoin Critic US Senator Menendez

Menendez & his wife were charged in a new 18-count indictment. Nayib Bukele responded humorously against Menendez because it was Menendez who criticized El Salvador’s Bitcoin policy many times.

El Salvador is the first country in the world which adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender in Sep 2021. This country currently holds 2,856 BTC as a country’s reserve fund. Under the leadership of El Salvador president Nayib Bukele, the country jumped into the Bitcoin mining business & also started multiple Bitcoin-related works, so that people could understand the fundamentals of Bitcoin & participate in the Bitcoin adoption journey more deeply. 

Bukele faced huge criticism multiple times from multiple figures for El Salvador’s Bitcoin adoption policy but every time he blindly ignored the haters. 

US Senator Menendez was one of the famous critics of El Salvador’s Bitcoin policy and many times he called Bitcoin a corruption tool for the country’s bad actors.

A new 18-count indictment has been filed against Senator Menendez and his wife, Nadine Menendez. The charges accuse them of conspiring to obstruct justice and conceal bribe payments previously alleged against the senator.

In this case, the investigators seized $100,000 in gold bars and $480,000 in hidden cash from the senator’s home. 

This was a very good moment for Bukele to respond against this Bitcoin critic. Bukele simply responded with a laughing emoji to this news. 

Prosecutors found that they instructed their representative lawyers to tell investigators that certain payments made on behalf of Nadine were in loans, knowingly disguising the bribes.

Allegedly this US Senator received many gift items, including luxury watches and gold bars, in exchange for helping Uribe and the governments of Egypt and Qatar. 

Notebely Bukele only responded with a laughing emoji and passed no comments, probably it is because so far Menendez has not been found guilty of any of the charges and the trial is scheduled for May.

Read also: Nigeria releases new guidelines for crypto companies to prohibit illicit actors

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