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July 8th, 2014
05:10 PM ET

Sen. Menendez suggests Cuban smear, says U.S. should investigate

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Robert Menendez, who has been dogged by a corruption probe, suggests he was the target of a Cuban intelligence smear plot about allegations - which the FBI has discounted - that he had sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.

The New Jersey Democrat told CNN in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that the Justice Department should look at any evidence it may have that he was the subject of a conspiracy by the regime to spread false allegations.

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