Bob Menendez lawyer tells jurors there is no direct evidence linking senator to bribes

Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) defense attorney tried to rip a hole in the government’s case against the senator, telling jurors there was no direct evidence tying him to allegations of bribery and corruption. 

Adam Fee, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the same office that is prosecuting Menendez, said during closing arguments on Tuesday that the government is “asking you to ignore things that don’t fit their theory.”

FILE – Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), left, stands at his arraignment in front of Judge Sidney Stein, far right, with his defense attorney Adam Fee, center, in Manhattan federal court, March 11, 2024, in New York. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

“The government has not proven a single count,” Fee said. “You heard a story. They have a story.” 

Fee asked the jury if they could trust the government’s case based on
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