NEWARK — After federal prosecutors rested their case in the corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez on Wednesday, the federal judge presiding over the trial raised critical questions into one of the core tenets of the government’s case against the New Jersey senator, citing a United States Supreme Court decision that overturned the conviction of the Bob McDonnell, a former governor of Virginia.

In response to a motion by Mr. Menendez’s lawyers to dismiss the case, Judge William H. Walls spent more than three hours deliberating with both sides before referring to …read more

Source: New York Times

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