Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) meets with Robert Menendez, chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, during a visit to the Abe's official residence in Tokyo on August 15, 2013. Menendez is on an East Asian tour. JAPAN OUT AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS
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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks outside the federal court after he was indicted on corruption charges on April 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. Sen. Menendez and Dr. Salomon Melgen are being indicted on corruption charges stemming from the senator being accused of accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions.
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) arrives for a news conference at the U.S. Capitol February 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. On the eve of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's Policy Conference, Menendez and a group of bipartisan senators are introducing a non-binding resolution urging that, 'if the Government of Israel is compelled to take military action in self-defense, the United States Government should stand with Israel and provide diplomatic, military, and economic support . . . in its defense of its territory, people, and existence.'
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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks as he visits the Pen Company of America to discuss the America Star program on March 23, 2015 in Garwood, New Jersey. The legislation is intended to recognize American businesses who strive to create good jobs for workers. Federal investigators are expected to file criminal charges against Menendez as early as this week for possible corruption charges.
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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks at a press conference on April 1, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. According to reports, Menendez has been indicted on federal corruption charges of conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud.
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during a hearing July 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on the topic of 'Russia and Developments in Ukraine.'
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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (C) speaks as Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (R) listen during a news conference on a comprehensive immigration reform framework January 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A group of bipartisan senate members have reached to a deal of outlines to reform the nation immigration laws that will provide a pathway for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country to citizenship.