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Menendez Tries to Turn Tables, Assails ‘Illegal’ Leaks About Ethics Probe

New report says charges could be lodged against NJ Democratic senator as early as this week

A new report – this time in the Wall Street Journal, which said yesterday that federal corruption charges could be lodged against him as early as this week – got pretty much the same response from U.S .Sen. Bob Menendez.

“I’ll say the same thing I said two weeks ago when there was a different press report,” declared the New Jersey Democrat, “and that is that I have always acted appropriately and legally.”

There was one new wrinkle. The WSJ report cited anonymous sources close to the investigation, which prompted Menendez to comment on Justice Department leaks:

“Leaks are in violation of the law. All of us who care about justice and the law should be concerned about where those leaks come from…”

Read the full report by Michael Aron of NJTV News.

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