Latest Robert Menendez News

New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

Feb. 20, 2024 17:55 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday she opposes construction of a gas-fired backup power plant in a minority neighborhood already heavily burdened with pollution. But she did not say whether she has discussed her...

Ex-TV news reporter is running as a Republican for Bob Menendez's Senate seat in New Jersey

Feb. 09, 2024 10:16 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former TV news reporter known for his aggressive on-camera demeanor is getting into New Jersey's U.S. Senate race as a Republican candidate for the seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, who's facing federal corruption charges. ...

Sen. Bob Menendez says gold bars and cash at his residence were illegally found and seized

Jan. 23, 2024 15:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez wants a New York judge to toss out much of the evidence in the bribery prosecution against him, saying investigators illegally searched his residence as revenge because the Democrat defeated a prior prosecution in his home state. His...

Fetterman backs Andy Kim as Democrats scramble to keep Menendez's Senate seat in New Jersey

Jan. 19, 2024 11:36 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. John Fetterman has backed Rep. Andy Kim in the congressman's bid to win a contested primary for New Jersey's Senate seat, as Democrats jockey to push indicted Sen. Bob Menendez out of office. Fetterman was an early proponent of calling...

Sen. Bob Menendez and wife seek separate trials on bribery charges

Jan. 16, 2024 00:46 AM EST

Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife are seeking separate trials on bribery charges they each face in a New York court. The New Jersey Democrat and his wife, Nadine, were each charged in the fall with aiding three New Jersey businessmen in return for cash, gold bars and a luxury car. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 11, 2024 01:57 AM EST

LNP/LancasterOnline. January 3, 2024. Editorial: Gov. Shapiro’s office should have furnished taxpayers with more transparency about the Governor’s Residence redo No one expects the governor of Pennsylvania to live in a house filled with Ikea furniture that he had...

Sen. Bob Menendez seeks dismissal of criminal charges. His lawyers say prosecutors 'distort reality'

Jan. 10, 2024 15:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez on Wednesday sought dismissal of charges, including bribery, as his lawyers told a judge that New York federal prosecutors are making claims that are “outrageously false" and "distort reality.” The New Jersey Democrat and his wife pleaded not...

Prosecutors say Sen. Menendez cashed in by linking Qatari royal family member with NJ businessman

Jan. 02, 2024 20:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez used his international clout to help a friend get a multimillion-dollar deal with a Qatari investment fund, partly by taking actions favorable to Qatar’s government, federal prosecutors said Tuesday in a revised indictment. The new...

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez faces new allegation that he used clout to help businessman get deal with Qatari investment fund

Jan. 02, 2024 16:45 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez faces new allegation that he used clout to help businessman get deal with Qatari investment fund.

Judge rejects Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's request to delay his May bribery trial for two months

Dec. 28, 2023 19:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York federal judge scheduled to preside over the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez rejected on Thursday a defense request to delay the start of jury selection from May to July. Judge Sidney H. Stein's order leaves in place a May 5 trial date in...