Fetterman trolls Menendez for apparent defense strategy: Throwing ‘wife under the bus’

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) accused Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) of throwing his “wife under the bus” on Thursday, a taunt that follows reports he plans to blame Nadine Menendez for alleged misconduct in a federal corruption case.

Bob Menendez, who is being prosecuted for the second time in his career over allegations he abused his office for personal gain, has pleaded not guilty to charges he acted on behalf of three New Jersey businessmen and the governments of Egypt and Qatar.

Bob Menendez was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee before stepping down in September.

His wife, who received gifts including a Mercedes-Benz in exchange for alleged political favors, has been charged on nearly all the same counts, though she, too, maintains her innocence.

Nadine Menendez’s apparent role as a go-between for Menendez’s alleged co-conspirators
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