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Menendez Blames Bribery Charges on Racism

The Democratic senator said that the FBI targeted him because he was Latino.

By NTK Staff | 11.16.2017 @2:22pm

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) blamed the corruption investigation into his dealings with convicted ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen on racism, following the declaration of a mistrial in the case.

The senator first called all aspects of the way the case was tried, prosecuted, and investigated “wrong.”

“Certain elements of the FBI and of our state cannot understand or even worse, accept that the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County can grow up to be a United States senator and be honest,” Menendez said outside the courthouse.

The senator complained that the FBI went to people around Menendez to ask for evidence against him. “That is not what the FBI and the Department of Justice is supposed to be doing,” he added.

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