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April 12, 2015

N,J. Senator Menendez says he will be 'vindicated' by facts

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez continues to defend himself against charges of corruption following an indictment on April 1 alleging that he accepted nearly $1 million worth of gifts and travel in exchange for political favors. 

Menendez appeared on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace and repeated his innocence, stating that he will be vindicated when the facts come out

The Senator argued that he did not betray the public's trust and cast doubt on a theory that the Obama administration was behind the prosecution against him due to his diverging views on U.S. relations with Cuba and Iran. 

“I cannot imagine that an administration – this or any other – would go to such lengths, and undermine our constitutional democracy,” he said.

Despite the indictment, Menendez remained on the offensive about President Obama's consideration of removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.