Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation

Posted by Stringer on 2017/8/30 23:44:35

Menendez goes about his business as corruption trial looms next week

08/30/2017 01:51 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY — A week away from opening arguments in his corruption trial, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Wednesday he has no intention of cutting a plea deal and renewed his call to recess the proceeding so he can attend important votes in Washington.

Asked whether he had faced pressure from Justice Department prosecutors to plead guilty in exchange for leniency at sentencing, and whether he would consider doing so, Menendez laughed. ... al-looms-next-week-114218

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