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Sen. Bob Menendez may point the finger at his wife, newly unsealed documents show

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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Justice, Bob Menendez, New Jersey
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Sen. Bob Menendez may plan to blame his wife for actions that led to a federal bribery case against him, a newly unsealed court filing suggests.

The senator’s legal team plans to try to show the “absence of any improper intent on Senator Menendez’s part” by “demonstrating the ways” in which his wife, Nadine Menendez, “withheld information from Sen. Menendez or otherwise led him to believe that nothing unlawful was taking place.”

In a mid-March legal filing, Menendez’s legal team tried to keep those exact words under seal because they believed having...

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