Judge Benchslaps Lawyer In Senator's Corruption Case: 'Shut Up For A Moment'

Judge Benchslaps Lawyer In Senator's Corruption Case: 'Shut Up For A Moment'”

Robert Menendez, D-N.J., begins on Wednesday, the first time a US senator faces bribery charges in almost four decades and a case that could affect the balance of power in the Senate, NBC News reported.

The first USA senator to face bribery charges in almost four decades goes on trial Wednesday in a case that could affect the Senate's partisan makeup and the fate of President Donald Trump's legislative agenda.

Menendez is accused of using his Senate seat to help the financial interests of a friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen, who allegedly returned the favor with nearly a million dollars in gifts and campaign contributions.

Menendez is charged along with Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen with multiple fraud and bribery charges. He allegedly joined Mr. Menendez in his efforts to derail a federal probe of Dr. Melgen.

He told the crowd, "We can keep the dream alive". Along with picking three more jurors needed before opening statements could begin Wednesday, the morning featured some sparring between attorneys for Menendez and Judge William Walls.

Senate Democrats are expected to fight that, arguing that New Jersey's next governor - which is highly expected to be Democrat Phil Murphy - name a new senator once he takes office in January.

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker has also defended Menendez and was in court to support him on Wednesday. Robert Menendez is appearing in court to face allegations of corruption.

The tense exchange started when defense attorney Raymond Brown criticized the judge for rejecting a motion from the defense to allow the trial to be recessed when "critical" votes are scheduled in the U.S. Senate.

The digital ad push, which will run on Facebook and Twitter, presses Democratic leaders in Congress, Senate Democrats up for 2018 re-election in states President Donald Trump won and Democratic senators, like Warren, who are rumored to be considering 2020 presidential bids, to answer whether to believe Menendez should keep his U.S. Senate seat if convicted.

But Menendez's defense attorney Abbe Lowell countered that gift-giving was common in the 25-year friendship between the two men, which he described as evolving from a political connection to a close personal bond. A conviction for Menendez would give the GOP a rare opportunity to add another seat to their majority.

Opening statements are set to begin in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. His successor would be appointed by the governor of New Jersey, now Republican Chris Christie. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend. If he loses, things could get really interesting.

Menendez, 63, is accused of using his political power to advocate for Melgen, a campaign donor, in exchange for his sizable donations and gifts.

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