NEWARK — A former United States ambassador told a jury in a federal courtroom here on Monday that Senator Robert Menendez had pressed him in broad terms about port security in the Dominican Republic, but that he had not specifically intervened on behalf of a security company that was owned in part by a wealthy friend.

The testimony by the former ambassador, William R. Brownfield, followed testimony from three other witnesses that defense lawyers have put on the stand in an effort to rebut the prosecution’s case that Mr. Menendez, a Democrat from New …read more

Source: New York Times

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