Joe Biden ally US senator Bob Menendez charged with corruption


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In exchange for the bribes, the indictment said, Mr Menendez used his influence as chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee to push to end a US aid blockade amid concerns over Egypt’s human rights abuses. It included ghost-writing a letter on behalf of Egypt from his personal email to his Senate colleagues in May 2018 encouraging them to lift a hold on $US300 million in aid to Cairo. Over the same period he shared sensitive, non-public information about military issues with Egyptian officials over private meetings in his Senate office and steak dinners. Mr Menendez revealed in July...