Menendez and Melgen were indicted in 2015 and face multiple fraud and bribery charges in a case that could threaten Menendez's political career and potentially the makeup of a deeply divided U.S. Senate if he's convicted.
New Jersey's senior US Senator will be seated at the defense table as his federal corruption trial begins with opening statements today in Newark.
Robert Menendez, a Democrat in his 12th year as a senator from New Jersey, is charged with using his influence to do favors for a Florida eye doctor accused of overbilling Medicare.
Before the alleged conspiracy began, Lowell said, Melgen contributed to the senator's election efforts, Menendez took trips on the doctor's jet, and the two exchanged gifts.
He told the crowd, "We can keep the dream alive". Melgen was described in a recent prosecution brief as Menendez's "patron".
Second, in the event that Menendez is convicted - a potential outcome that was bolstered by last week's Department of Justice brief that Menendez has concealed up to a dozen trips paid for by Melgen which he failed to report and the possibility that Melgen could provide evidence against him in return for a lighter sentence - Senate Democrats will be forced to make a hard choice: Vote to expel Menendez from the Senate and lose a Democrat vote, or be subjected to wilting public criticism over hypocricy.
Menendez says that "not once have I dishonored my public office".
Lawyer Raymond Brown criticized Judge William Walls over a line in his opinion last week that rejected the senator's request for the case to be adjourned on days when the Senate has "critical" votes scheduled.
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. Defense attorneys may claim that the interactions between Melgen and Menendez do not rise to that level.
Menendez has vehemently denied the allegations.
Attorneys for Menendez have argued that, given last year's Supreme Court ruling, the case against their client should be thrown out. A conviction for Menendez would give the GOP a rare opportunity to add another seat to their majority. If he leaves the Senate before Gov. Chris Christie leaves office January 16, the Republican governor would pick a successor. Barack Obama calling for Republican U.S. Sen.
The trial will examine whether the New Jersey Democrat lobbied for Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen's business interests in exchange for political donations and gifts.
However, the IAEA officials said they would not help the Trump administration make a false case for abandoning the agreement. Although Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany also signed on to the pact, Iran and the U.S. were the key players.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One after arriving in Corpus Christi, Texas, earlier this week. The announcement comes as Trump is planning a return visit Saturday to Texas, which was hardest hit by the deadly storm.
She also talks about Google's ARCore SDK which is now available only on Google Pixel and the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. The device is also certified for IP68 water and dust resistance as well as the Military grade MIL-STD-810G certificate.
She now enjoys a double-digit lead in the polls against her Social Democratic rival Martin Schulz in her bid for a fourth term. She said the policy was justified in that year because of the emergency situation during that particular period.
The Astros will now be playing 19 straight games away from Houston which could present a challenge for them down the stretch. The game was originally scheduled for NRG Stadium, which is not damaged as yet, but there is severe flooding nearby.
Earlier, in May it was reported that Snapdragon 845 was in development and is expected to be built on a new 7nm process. However there are chances that Xiaomi would implement it considering that is what most other smartphones are offering.
Less than a minute later, the Tide took back the ball again when Levi Wallace picked off Francois' pass at the FSU 42-yard line. On the same play that Florida State was called for pass interference, Alabama's sideline was hit with a delay of game penalty.
But club president Nasser Al Khelaifi , sat beside Mbappe, said PSG had nothing to hide over the transactions and were confident. Kylian Mbappe has said he understands if Monaco fans feel let down by his big-money move to Paris St Germain.
Pai has said the regulations stifle corporate innovation and investment and are not necessary to guaranteeing an "open internet". The FCC , led by Republican chairman Ajit Pai, voted in May to start the formal process of unwinding the 2015 rules.
According to police, his fraternity members encouraged excessive drinking and did not call an ambulance until the next morning. The most serious charges against him were dismissed, but he is still charged with counts of hazing and furnishing alcohol.
The members of the 179th Infantry Regiment and the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were packed and ready to go to Austin. Charles Christianson, a Guard helicopter pilot from Russellville, deployed to Sugar Land, Texas, on Tuesday.
The visit is important as India's eastern neighbour is a vital part of its Act East and neighbourhood first policy. Earlier, China has raised concerns about India raising the issue of terrorism at the BRICS Summit.
Russian Federation shares the concerns voiced by China on the plans to deploy the THAAD system in South Korea , he noted. Putin made the remarks Wednesday after meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Vladivostok, Russia.
President Donald Trump as he announced his plan to end the 16-year-old war, officially dubbed the South Asia Strategy. The BRICS nations include Pakistan's all-weather friend China, besides India, Brazil, Russia and South Africa.
Consumer spending was the main engine for the strength in the second quarter, rising a revised 3.3% in the second quarter. The GDP and PCE price deflators were little changed, increasing by 1.0% and 0.9% annualized in the second quarter.
The ECJ said in its ruling that the European Union "was not required to act unanimously when it adopted the contested decision". Czech Republic president Milos Zeman has said that the country must not give in to the European Union on the issue of migrants.
Open for the first time, while Svitolina's chance of obtaining the No. 1 world ranking following this tournament disappeared. KAROLINA PLISKOVA finally played like the world No 1 and proved she could claim her first Grand Slam title in NY .
No attorney was listed for Hupperterz, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 20, according to court records. A Souderton Area High School graduate, she recently transferred to Temple from Montgomery County Community College.
The U.S. territory of Guam is home to key military bases and strategic long-range bombers that North Korea finds threatening. On Tuesday, North Korea provoked worldwide alarm after it fired a mid-range missile over the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
No estimated acreage was available, but LAFD officials said the blaze could reach 2,000 acres now that it has jumped the freeway. At a certain point, firefighters were dealing with 40 miles per hour winds and flames 100 feet in height, according to the L.A.
The massive 50-meters tall landfill at Ghazipur is one among the four major garbage dumping spots in Delhi. A crowd gathered to watch, among them residents who have complained about the dump for years.
Bunn dismissed any potential influence President Donald Trump might try to exercise in the United Nations with Haley's request. The Iran-US bilateral meetings were largely responsible for breaking the impasse over Iran's nuclear program.
Earlier Tuesday, North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, a close USA ally, that landed in the Pacific Ocean. In June, the John Paul Jones failed to shoot down its target missile in a similar test off Hawaii.
Witnesses told the station that emergency crews in the area were not able to reach the van in time to rescue the six inside. Despite both their parents' affliction with Alzheimer's, Ric said when "Dad tells you to do something, you do it".
But anger over the transfer deal prompted the US-led coalition to launch airstrikes on Wednesday to block the convoy. Lebanon's Hezbollah has been a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad throughout Syria's six-year war.