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Dem Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on bribery charges
The Lead with Jake Tapper
Sep 22, 2023

A sweeping indictment accuses Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) with accepting bribes, pressuring a US official, and spilling sensitive information to benefit a foreign government. Prosecutors allege bribes included gold, cash, a luxury vehicle, and more. Plus, Congress leaves for long weekend with just 8 days left to fund government and prevent a shutdown. Also, Ukraine strikes the Russian Black Sea fleet headquarters.