Sen. Bob Menendez files motion to dismiss bribery indictment against him

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss an indictment charging him with bribery and acting as a foreign agent to benefit the Egyptian government.

Menendez and his wife, Nadine, were charged in September with bribery for allegedly accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in exchange for using the Democratic senator’s influence to enrich three New Jersey businessmen and aid the foreign government.

Sen. Bob Menendez and Salomon Melgen still face 11 counts, including conspiracy, bribery and honest services fraud. Menendez faces an additional count of making false statements on his Senate financial disclosure forms. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) | Seth Wenig

Attorneys for Menendez wrote that the charges should be dismissed on “Speech and Debate Clause” grounds, according to court records filed Wednesday. United States District Judge Sidney Stein, who is presiding
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