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Bob Menendez enlists Hunter Biden’s lawyer in corruption case


Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., hired the same lawyer as Hunter Biden to defend him against federal corruption charges.

Menendez hired attorney Abbe Lowell on Friday as news of his legal risk captivated Washington, a spokesperson for prosecutors told CNBC. Lowell also represents Biden in his defense against federal gun charges. The longtime senator now faces calls for his resignation from prominent Democratic colleagues.

Menendez is scheduled to hold a news conference regarding his charges Monday morning. It is unclear whether Lowell will attend the conference with him.

Mendez previously hired Lowell to represent him in a 2015 case where he was accused of accepting illegal gifts.

Menendez has already resigned “temporarily” from his post as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He faces federal corruption charges, alleging that he and his wife, from at least 2018 to 2022, “engaged in a corrupt relationship” with three New Jersey businessmen.

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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., hired the same lawyer as Hunter Biden to defend him against federal corruption charges. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Menendez’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

“Today, I am announcing that my office has obtained a three-count indictment against Senator Robert Menendez, his wife, Nadine Menendez, and three New Jersey businessmen, Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibes, for corruption offenses,” declared in the United States. Attorney Damian Williams said at a news conference Friday morning.

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According to the indictment, the couple accepted “hundreds of thousands of dollars” bribes in exchange for using Menendez’s power and influence as senator to seek to protect and enrich Hana, Uribe and Daibes and for the benefit of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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Hunter Biden and Senator Bob Menendez have the same defense attorney. (Photo by Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Prominent Democrats, including Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pennsylvania, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., have called on Menendez to resign.

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“The situation is quite unfortunate, but I believe it is in the best interest for Senator Menendez to resign at this time. As you mentioned, consistency matters. Regardless of whether it is a Republican or a Democrat,” AOC told CBS on Sunday.

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Menendez faces numerous federal corruption charges. (Getty Images/Ministry of Justice)

AOC went on to argue that the accusations have nothing to do with Menendez’s race, an argument the senator has tried to make before.

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“As a Latina, there is absolutely systemic bias. But I think what’s here in this indictment is pretty clear. And I believe (the resignation) is in the best interest of maintaining the integrity of the headquarters,” AOC said. said Sunday.


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