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In this June 13, 2017 photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions removes his glasses as he speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Twhile testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sessions, a son of the segregated South who was named after leaders of the Confederacy, faces a tough new test of his commitment to protecting civil rights as he oversees the Justice Department’s probe of the deadly violence that erupted at a rally of white nationalists in Virginia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Democratic senators to press Sessions on talks with Trump

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DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference, in Union Beach, N.J. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the trial of Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen. They are charged with a conspiracy in which, prosecutors say, Menendez lobbied for Melgen’s business interests in exchange for political donations and gifts. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Judge to weigh Menendez dismissal bid when government rests

In this Sept. 10, 2015 file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance shows a sexual assault kit during a new conference at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York. Vance says he has returned a campaign contribution from a lawyer who represented the Trump Organization in a fraud investigation. The probe stemmed from a civil lawsuit in which condominium buyers at the Trump SoHo hotel accused the company of lying about sales figures. Vance says the donation didn’t influence his thinking on the case but he doesn’t want the money “to be a millstone around anybody’s neck.” (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
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Prosecutor returns donation from lawyer in closed Trump case

In this Sept. 29, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks as he walks to Marine One as he departs the White House in Washington. Trump is aiming to make an end-run around some of President Barack Obama’s regulations, which he says circumvented Congress in the first place and cost American businesses and the economy billions of dollars. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Trump WH to point out efforts to undo Obama regulations

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Evidence rulings playing key role in Menendez trial

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference, in Union Beach, N.J. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the trial of Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen. They are charged with a conspiracy in which, prosecutors say, Menendez lobbied for Melgen’s business interests in exchange for political donations and gifts. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Jousting between judge, attorneys enliven Menendez trial

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Meaning of ‘constituent’ argued in Menendez case

While his daughter Alicia Menendez looks on, Sen. Bob Menendez talk to reporters as he arrives to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.  The trial will examine whether he lobbied for Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen's business interests in exchange for political donations and gifts. Both have pleaded not guilty.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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The Latest: 3 more jurors needed in Sen. Menendez’s trial

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference, in Union Beach, N.J. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the trial of Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen. They are charged with a conspiracy in which, prosecutors say, Menendez lobbied for Melgen’s business interests in exchange for political donations and gifts. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Gifts from a friend or bribes? Sen. Menendez trial to begin

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, center, takes questions after a news conference talking about flood insurance, in Union Beach, N.J. Menendez faces multiple bribery and fraud counts for allegedly accepting gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for pressuring government officials on behalf of the friend’s business interests. Opening statements are scheduled for Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Political reality, tabloid fodder mix in Sen. Menendez trial

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Charlottesville poses new civil rights test for Sessions

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, center, takes questions after a news conference talking about flood insurance, in Union Beach, N.J. Menendez faces multiple bribery and fraud counts for allegedly accepting gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for pressuring government officials on behalf of the friend’s business interests. Opening statements are scheduled for Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Menendez denied trial-schedule request in corruption case

In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, during a news conference in Marshalltown, Iowa. On Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, Trump told Fox News he may grant a pardon to the former sheriff following his recent conviction in federal court. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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Senator critical of Trump’s pardon of Arpaio

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, center, takes questions after a news conference talking about flood insurance, in Union Beach, N.J. Menendez faces multiple bribery and fraud counts for allegedly accepting gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for pressuring government officials on behalf of the friend’s business interests. Opening statements are scheduled for Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Menendez asks for trial schedule to allow Senate votes

In this photo taken July 23, 2015, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 20, 2017, declined to hear Menendez's appeal of his corruption indictment, setting the stage for a federal trial in the fall. The justices let stand a lower court ruling that refused to dismiss charges including conspiracy, bribery and fraud against the Democratic lawmaker. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)In this photo taken July 23, 2015, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 20, 2017, declined to hear Menendez's appeal of his corruption indictment, setting the stage for a federal trial in the fall. The justices let stand a lower court ruling that refused to dismiss charges including conspiracy, bribery and fraud against the Democratic lawmaker. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Jury selection for US senator’s corruption trial underway

In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, center, takes questions after a news conference talking about flood insurance, in Union Beach, N.J. Menendez faces multiple bribery and fraud counts for allegedly accepting gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for pressuring government officials on behalf of the friend’s business interests. Opening statements are scheduled for Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to a person familiar with the probe. The use of a grand jury, a standard prosecution tool in criminal investigations, suggests that Mueller and his team of investigators is likely to hear from witnesses and demand documents in the coming weeks. The person who confirmed to The Associated Press that Mueller had turned to a grand jury was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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Mueller turns to DC grand jury in Russia probe

In this June 5, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Baltimore. Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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Clinton lost, but Republicans still want to investigate her

In this photo taken July 23, 2015, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 20, 2017, declined to hear Menendez's appeal of his corruption indictment, setting the stage for a federal trial in the fall. The justices let stand a lower court ruling that refused to dismiss charges including conspiracy, bribery and fraud against the Democratic lawmaker. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)In this photo taken July 23, 2015, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 20, 2017, declined to hear Menendez's appeal of his corruption indictment, setting the stage for a federal trial in the fall. The justices let stand a lower court ruling that refused to dismiss charges including conspiracy, bribery and fraud against the Democratic lawmaker. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Menendez seeks dismissal of bribery case, cites new rulings

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

In this June 10, 2013 file photo, then-California State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, discusses the FBI raid on his Capitol office in Sacramento. Federal prosecutors are seeking a five year sentence for Calderon who took bribes in exchange for supporting legislation. Calderon faces sentencing Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in U.S. District Court for a scandal that rocked the state senate and tarnished his family’s political dynasty. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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Ex-California state senator faces 5 years for taking bribes

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