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Menendez Charged With Acting As Agent For Egypt

CNN reports: Federal prosecutors have announced additional charges against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife, alleging they conspired to have a public official act as a foreign agent. A superseding indictment was filed Thursday. Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian Menendez, were indicted last month on corruption-related offenses, and are accused of accepting “hundreds of thousands of …

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NJ Reviews Fatal Crash Involving Mendendez’s Wife

The New York Times reports: The New Jersey attorney general’s office seized records on Thursday from Bergen County law enforcement agencies to review whether the investigation of a fatal 2018 car crash involving the soon-to-be wife of Senator Robert Menendez was handled properly, two officials said. Nadine Menendez, who was dating Mr. Menendez at the time of the crash, was …

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Questions In Fatal Crash Involving Menendez’s Wife

The New York Times reports: It was a cold evening in December 2018, and Nadine Arslanian, the soon-to-be wife of Senator Robert Menendez, was zipping through the darkened streets of suburban New Jersey in a black Mercedes-Benz sedan. She would later tell the police she did not see the man stepping out in front of her to cross a busy …

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MSNBC Host Addresses Senator Father’s Indictment

The Washington Post reports: MSNBC anchor Alicia Menendez addressed the criminal charges filed against her father, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), on her show Saturday evening, telling viewers she will not be covering the case — but saying that it deserves coverage. “Last week, a grand jury indicted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez,” Menendez told viewers at the beginning of the show, …

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Sen. Bob Menendez And His Wife Plead Not Guilty

NBC News reports: Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., pleaded not guilty before a federal judge in New York on Wednesday to corruption charges alleging that he and his wife used his influence to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. Attorneys for Menendez and his wife, Nadine, entered pleas of not guilty at their arraignment in the morning before Magistrate …

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TODAY: Menendez And His Wife To Appear In Court

Reuters reports: U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is set to appear in court on Wednesday to face charges of taking bribes from three New Jersey businessman, as calls for his resignation from his fellow Democrats escalated. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan last week accused Menendez, 69, and his wife of accepting gold bars and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash in …

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Sen. Cory Booker Joins Calls For Menendez To Resign

The New York Times reports: Senator Cory Booker called on Senator Robert Menendez, his fellow New Jersey Democrat, to resign Tuesday morning, ending days of silence after Mr. Menendez was indicted on bribery charges. As New Jersey’s junior senator, Mr. Booker often has described Mr. Menendez, the senior senator, as a friend, ally and mentor. His decision to condemn Mr. …

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Fourth Dem Senator Calls For Menendez’s Resignation

Axios reports: Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Tuesday became the fourth Democratic senator to call for Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-N.J.) resignation after his federal indictment on bribery charges last week. Menendez has defied growing calls to resign from lawmakers, including a number of House Democrats and leading New Jersey Democrats. Sen. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) both …

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Third Dem Senator Calls On Menendez To Resign

Axios reports: Vermont Sen. Peter Welch on Monday became the third Democratic senator to call for Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-N.J.) resignation following his federal indictment on bribery charges. Menendez has defied growing calls to resign from lawmakers, including a number of House Democrats and leading New Jersey Democrats. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) on Saturday called for the embattled New Jersey …

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Second Dem Senator Calls For Menendez To Resign

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Monday joined calls for the resignation of his Democratic U.S. Senate colleague Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who has been indicted on bribery charges that allege he used his post on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for personal gain. “Senator Menendez has broken the public trust and should resign from …

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Fetterman Says He Plans To Return Menendez’ $5000 2020 Donation “In Envelopes Stuffed With $100 Bills”

The Messenger reports: John Fetterman, the first senator to call on Bob Menendez to resign, plans to give back the $5,000 that the embattled New Jersey Democratic senator gave the Pennsylvania Democrat’s Senate campaign in 2022. And Fetterman wants to do it in envelopes full of hundred-dollar bills. “We are in process of returning the money,” said Joe Calvello, a …

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Bob Menendez: I Will Not Resign, I Will Be Exonerated

Reuters reports: Senator Bob Menendez on Monday denied wrongdoing and vowed to stay in Congress on Monday after prosecutors charged him and his wife with taking bribes from three New Jersey businessmen. Menendez’s stance defied calls from elected officials in his state of New Jersey, including the state’s Democratic governor, to step down. “I firmly believe that when all the …

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George Santos: Bob Menendez Should Not Resign

“I think due process is important and I think he has a right to defend himself. He’s innocent until proven guilty. The media has to stop acting like everybody is guilty before they’re even judged by a jury. So, no, I think everybody is innocent until proven guilty. When did we walk away from the fabric of our Constitution that …

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Christie: No Interest In Running For Menendez’s Seat

NBC News reports: Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie said Sunday that he has “no interest” in running for the recently indicted Sen. Bob Menendez’s seat if his presidential run is unsuccessful. “No, I have no interest in being in the United States Senate,” Christie, who’s running for the 2024 GOP nomination, told NBC News’ Kristen Welker on “Meet the …

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Dem Rep. Andy Kim Launches Challenge To Menendez

ABC News reports: Congressman Andy Kim announced on Saturday he plans to challenge recently indicted Senator Bob Menendez to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. “After calls to resign, Senator Menendez said ‘I am not going anywhere.’ As a result, I feel compelled to run against him,” Kim said. “This is not something I expected to do, but I …

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Top NJ Dems And House Reps To Menendez: Resign

Axios reports: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said Friday he won’t resign from the Senate despite mounting calls from fellow Democrats for him to do so over an indictment on bribery charges. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, State Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and State Democratic Party Chair LeRoy Jones all called for Menendez to resign. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), the top …

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Dem New Jersey Gov Calls On Menendez To Resign

Via press release from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy: The allegations in the indictment against Senator Menendez and four other defendants are deeply disturbing These are serious charges that implicate national security and the integrity of our criminal justice system. Under our legal system, Senator Menendez and the other defendants have not been found guilty and will have the ability …

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Menendez Steps Down As Senate Committee Chairman

USA Today reports: Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., is stepping down from his position as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after being indicted Friday and charged with corruption for the second time in 10 years. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement Friday that Menendez has decided to temporarily step down from his position as chair …

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Feds: We Found Gold Bars, Cash In Menendez’ Home

The Guardian reports: A search of the home of Senator Bob Menendez and his wife turned up $100,000 in gold bars and $480,000 in hidden cash, federal prosecutors said. Menendez, the chair of the Senate committee on foreign relations, had previously been charged in New Jersey with accepting private flights, campaign contributions and other bribes from a wealthy patron in …

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Sen. Bob Menendez And Wife Charged With Bribery

CNN reports: New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez was charged with corruption-related offenses for the second time in 10 years, prosecutors will announce Friday morning. Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian Menendez, were indicted on bribery offenses “in connection with their corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen,” the US attorney in New York tweeted. Prosecutors with the US attorney’s …

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