Salomon Melgen, the Florida political donor at the center of a criminal probe, said he and Senator Robert Menendez are “like brothers” who spoke weekly, yet his companies never benefited and he broke no laws.
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez would “welcome any review” of his conduct, his spokeswoman said, responding to a report that a grand jury is probing his role in promoting the business interests of a longtime donor and friend.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie paced the Princetonian Diner on U.S. Route 1 in mid-October, imploring patrons to pick his Republican ally and friend Joe Kyrillos over incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez.