The judge in New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial denied multiple requests from the senator this week — a decision that could impede his ability to cast votes in the Senate and aid the Republicans’ efforts to pass legislation on President Donald Trump’s agenda.
Menendez’s defense team made three requests Tuesday in the corruption trial. One request was to postpone trial on the days when the Senate would be holding key votes so that the senator could attend and deliver his vote. Another was to explain to the jury why the senator would be gone on those voting days. A third was to delay the start of the trial until after the fall.
U.S. District Court Judge William H. Walls denied all three requests.
This means that Menendez will have to choose between appearing in court or attending the Senate if key votes are scheduled and conflict with his case.
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