Sen. Bob Menendez, center, arrives with his children, Alicia Menendez and Robert Menendez Jr., to court for his federal corruption trial in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Senator’s Corruption Trial Could ‘Legalize Pay-To-Play Politics,’ Feds Say

New Jersey Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial could be dismissed, a decision that prosecutors say could “broadly legalize pay-to-play politics.”