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Robert Menendez Says He’s Fighting A Smear Campaign Against ‘ridiculous’ Allegations

"A year after a false smear campaign was launched against me, once again we see anonymous sources," Menendez, who now chairs the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Robert Menendez Says He’s Fighting A Smear Campaign Against ‘ridiculous’ Allegations
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JERSEY CITY — Saying he was the target of a yearlong "false smear campaign," U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on Friday blasted a television news report that said he allegedly used his office to help campaign contributors.

At events in his native Hudson County, the Democrat said he treated Roberto and William Isaias — banking magnates from Ecuador accused of embezzling more than $100 million before fleeing to the United States — like hundreds of other immigrants who came to his office seeking help.

In a report Thursday night, WNBC-TV, quoting anonymous sources, said federal authorities were conduct...

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