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Graham, Booker to testify as character witnesses for Menendez

Graham, Booker to testify as character witnesses for Menendez

Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCongress raises pressure on Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's myopia is the cause of the Khashoggi blunder Graham on Saudi Arabia: 'I feel completely betrayed' MORE (R-S.C.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerOn The Money: Trump to seek new round of tax cuts after midterms | Mnuchin meets with Saudi crown prince | Trump threatens to cut foreign aid over caravan Booker bill would create federally funded savings account for every child Big Dem donors stick to sidelines as 2020 approaches MORE (D-N.J.) on Thursday will testify as character witnesses for Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezTrump lowers refugee goal to 30,000, he must meet it Blame Senate, not FBI, for Kavanaugh travesty Dems urge tech companies to remove 3D-gun blueprints MORE (D-N.J.) in his federal corruption trial.

Graham will appear in Newark, N.J., where the trial is being held in a federal district court, his office said in a statement. CNN reported that Booker will also testify at the trial.

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“Graham is testifying as a character witness for the defense and traveled to the trial at his own personal expense,” Graham’s office said. 

“He will testify about his service with Senator Menendez in the Senate. Graham’s testimony is unrelated to the underlying charges.”

The lawmakers' impending testimonies for their colleague come as Menendez endures an ongoing trial, in which he has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he accepted campaign donations and free trips from his co-defendant in exchange for political favors.