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Senator Robert Menendez's Corruption Trial Begins – Wife's Case Separated

Jury selection began today in the corruption trial of Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, a case that could undermine his re-election chances and determine which party controls the Senate after November's elections. Menendez, 70, and two New Jersey businessmen are accused of bribery. The senator's wife Nadine is also accused, but she will be tried separately. All four have pleaded not guilty. Once cleared, Menendez hopes to run again for a fourth term in the Senate as an independent. Recent polls, however, show he is unpopular with New Jersey voters, and several Democratic senators, including Cory Booker, have called for him to resign. Democrats and the independents who support them have a narrow majority (51-49) in the Senate. According to prosecutors, the Menendezs received cash – much of which was found hidden in clothing in their home – as well as gold bars and a Mercedes-Benz, […]
Source: News Beast

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