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Sen. Robert Menendez setting up defense fund after spending $400K in legal fees

Robert Menendez has spent more than $400K in legal fees amid inquiries (via NJ.com) TRENTON — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, facing inquiries by both the Senate ethics committee and the Justice Department over his ties to a wealthy Florida donor, has so far spent more than $400,000 on legal fees,…

Feds probing New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez for ties to exiled Ecuadorian bankers

Feds reportedly looking into Robert Menendez for allegedly helping fugitive bankers (via NJ.com) TRENTON — U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is under federal criminal investigation for allegedly helping a pair of Ecuadorian fugitives who are wanted in their home country on charges of embezzling money from their failed bank, according to…

Cuban-Americans Rubio, Menendez battle to be key voice on immigration reform

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the Senate debates the most far reaching immigration bill in a generation, all eyes are on Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio, wondering if he might walk away from it. There are concerns that the rising political star from Florida, crucial to attracting Republican support…

Potential prosecution of Menendez faces a tough path forward, experts say

Barbara L. Salisbury/For the Star-Ledger TRENTON — Veteran prosecutors and defense attorneys said Friday the government faces a formidable challenge in building a public corruption case against Sen. Robert Menendez, who is reportedly under investigation by a federal grand jury in Miami over his relationship…  …

Alleged escort in Daily Caller video: I was paid to make claims against Democratic senator

A Dominican woman who appeared in a video accusing Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) of paying her to have sex now says she was paid to make the accusations, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Nexis de los Santos Santana told Dominican Republic police that she had never met Menendez, who…

FBI investigating Menendez allegations: Washington Post

Report: FBI investigating Menendez allegations A team of FBI agents has been conducting an investigation in recent weeks into allegations of prostitution use in the Dominican Republic by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), a report said. According to a story posted on the website of the Washington Post tonight cited…

Watch live: Kerry’s confirmation hearing to be secretary of state

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on John Kerry’s nomination to be the next secretary of state. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) will preside and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will introduce Sen. Kerry. Watch live, broadcast on NBC…

US senators call on BP to freeze projects in Libya

WASHINGTON — A group of US senators called Wednesday on BP to freeze projects in Libya until claims that the British firm pushed for the release of the Lockerbie bomber can be investigated. On Tuesday, the four senators called for an inquiry into allegations that BP lobbied the British government…

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