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Bob Menendez: I'm Not Going Anywhere

New Jersey senator says he's not quitting, but some Democrats are open to expelling him

(Newser) - Sen. Bob Menendez has denied reports that he's planning to bow to pressure from fellow Democrats and resign after being convicted on corruption charges . On Wednesday, NBC News , citing "two people directly familiar with the conversations," reported that Menendez had told allies he was preparing to resign,...

Sen. Bob Menendez Guilty of Corruption
Menendez Is Guilty,
Schumer Tells Him to Resign
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Menendez Is Guilty, Schumer Tells Him to Resign

Democratic senator of New Jersey was convicted on all corruption charges

(Newser) - Sen. Bob Menendez was convicted on Tuesday of all the counts he faced at his corruption trial , including accepting bribes of gold and cash from three New Jersey businessmen and acting as a foreign agent for the Egyptian government, per the AP . The jury's verdict followed a nine-week trial...

Defense Asks Menendez Jury for Acquittal on All Charges

Both sides make closing arguments in bribery trial

(Newser) - A lawyer for Sen. Bob Menendez on Tuesday urged jurors to acquit him of every charge at the Democrat's New York City corruption trial, saying federal prosecutors had failed to prove a single count beyond a reasonable doubt. The attorney, Adam Fee, told the Manhattan federal court jury that...

Businessman: I Bribed Sen. Menendez With a Mercedes

Jose Uribe testified Friday he'd given luxury car to senator's wife to gain his 'power and influence'

(Newser) - On Friday, a "riveted" Manhattan courtroom filled for the corruption trial of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez heard federal prosecutor Lara Pomerantz ask former insurance broker Jose Uribe if he'd ever committed a federal crime. When he answered in the affirmative, Pomerantz asked, "Does that include bribery...

Menendez Files to Seek Reelection as an Independent

Three-way race in New Jersey concerns Democrats

(Newser) - Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat who's on trial on federal bribery charges, filed Monday to seek reelection in New Jersey as an independent. His petition needed 800 signatures to put him on the ballot, CBS News reports; the state's elections website shows he submitted almost 2,500. The...

Lawyer Testifies Nadine Menendez Had Help Avoiding Foreclosure Suit

Senator is accused of assisting businessman's deal with Egypt at the same time

(Newser) - A New Jersey businessman rescued the home of Sen. Bob Menendez's wife from foreclosure at the same time the Democrat is accused of helping him secure a lucrative business relationship with Egypt, a lawyer testified at the politician's bribery trial Monday. Attorney John Moldovan told a Manhattan federal...

Amid Trial, Senator Reveals Wife's Cancer Diagnosis

Bob Menendez says he and Nadine are going public because of constant questions

(Newser) - Sen. Bob Menendez said Thursday that his wife has breast cancer and will require a mastectomy, a revelation made just as the presentation of evidence began at his New York bribery trial . The New Jersey Democrat said he was revealing his wife's health crisis at her request after repeated...

Menendez's Trial Opens With Denunciation, Denial

Prosecutor says senator traded power for gold; defense lawyer calls client 'an American patriot'

(Newser) - At the opening of US Sen. Bob Menendez's trial , a prosecutor pointed the finger at him, calling the New Jersey Democrat corrupt and telling a federal jury in New York on Wednesday that he traded his power for bribes of gold bars, cash, and a car. Later, Menendez's...

Across the Street From Trump, Bob Menendez Goes on Trial

Jury selection begins in New Jersey Democrat's corruption trial

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez went on trial in Manhattan federal court Monday, accused of accepting bribes of gold and cash to use his influence to deliver favors that would help three New Jersey businessmen as well as the governments of Egypt and Qatar. Menendez, 70, sat with his lawyers and...

Menendez Lawyers: That Cash, Gold Was a Trauma Response

Specifically, a habit developed from 2 traumas the senator experienced

(Newser) - With 10 days to go until the start of Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial, both sides are tussling over whether a psychologist should be allowed to testify—with Menendez's attorneys arguing such an expert could explain the mass of cash and gold found in a June 2022 raid...

Menendez May Blame His Wife: Court Doc

Per unsealed filing, Dem senator may implicate Nadine Menendez in bribery trial set for May

(Newser) - Bob Menendez's bribery trial is looming in May, and a March court filing unsealed this week reveals what part of his defense may entail: throwing his wife, Nadine Menendez, under the bus. Politico reports that the court document released on Tuesday by order of Judge Sidney Stein sought to...

Senator's Wife Seeks to Delay Trial Over Medical Issue
Menendez Trial to Proceed
Without His Wife
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Menendez Trial to Proceed Without His Wife

Nadine Menendez, also facing bribery charges, will be tried separately because of health issue

(Newser) - Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey will go to trial as scheduled on May 6 over bribery charges, but his wife will not be tried with him. Citing an undisclosed medical issue involving Nadine Menendez that will require surgery, the judge in the case has ordered separate trials, reports NBC...

A Surprise Move in New Jersey Senate Race

Tammy Murphy ends her bid before Democratic primary

(Newser) - Tammy Murphy, wife of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, has dropped out of the race for the Senate seat currently held by Bob Menendez. Menendez, who is facing federal corruption charges, has confirmed he won't run in this year's Democratic primary, though he said he could still run...

An Independent Run Has Advantages for Menendez
Menendez Might Run Anyway
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Menendez Might Run Anyway

Indicted senator confirms he won't run in primary, but could still run as an independent later

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on Thursday confirmed he won't run in the Democratic primary in June, but he continued to leave open the possibility of running for reelection as an "independent Democrat," the AP reports. "The present accusations I am facing, of which I am innocent...

Menendez, Wife Plead Not Guilty
Menendez, Wife Back in Court

Menendez, Wife Back in Court

Senator from New Jersey pleads not guilty to new obstruction of justice charges

(Newser) - Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife pleaded not guilty on Monday to new obstruction of justice charges in a New York court. The new charges were in a rewritten indictment returned last week against the Democrat in Manhattan federal court. "Once again, not guilty your honor," Menendez responded...

Report: Sen. Menendez Won't Seek Another Term

Poll finds 75% of NJ voters believe Democrat is probably guilty of corruption

(Newser) - Sen. Bob Menendez has so far defied calls to resign amid corruption and obstruction of justice allegations, but his days in politics could be numbered. The New York Post , citing a source close to the 70-year-old New Jersey Democrat, reports that Menendez won't be running for a fourth term....

Sen. Menendez Hit With New Charges
Sen. Menendez Hit
With New Charges

Sen. Menendez Hit With New Charges

Prosecutors accuse Democrat, wife of conspiring to obstruct justice

(Newser) - New obstruction of justice crimes were added Tuesday to charges against Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife that allege they accepted gold bars, cash, and a luxury car in return for favors the senator carried out to assist three businessmen. The charges were in a rewritten indictment returned against the...

New Jersey Businessman Pleads Guilty in Menendez Case

Jose Uribe agrees to testify against other defendants

(Newser) - A New Jersey businessman pleaded guilty Friday to trying to bribe Sen. Bob Menendez after signing a cooperation deal with prosecutors. Jose Uribe entered the plea in Manhattan federal court to seven charges, including conspiracy to commit bribery, honest services wire fraud, obstruction of justice, and tax evasion. Prosecutors allege...

Menendez Claims He Was Subject to Illegal Searches
Menendez: FBI
Searches Were Illegal

Menendez: FBI Searches Were Illegal

Government 'actively distorted the evidence,' embattled senator claims in new filing

(Newser) - Sen. Bob Menendez, accused of accepting cash, gold bars, and a luxury car in exchange for political favors , now accuses the government of unreasonable searches and seizures and demands that evidence in the case be thrown out. In a new filing, the New Jersey Democrat claims the government "actively...

Bob Menendez Now Accused of Aiding Qatar

In exchange for alleged bribes including cash, gold bars

(Newser) - A second superseding indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez was unsealed Tuesday, accusing the New Jersey Democrat of using his political power to aid the Qatari government in return for tens of thousands of dollars in bribes. Federal prosecutors say Menendez helped to arrange a deal between a Jersey developer, Fred...

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