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FBI sources confirm grand jury investigation of Sen. Bob Menendez

David Martosko and Charles C. Johnson
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              FILE - In this March 5, 2013 file photo, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. speaks in Washington. The murky allegations involving Menendez, one of his top donors and prostitutes in the Dominican Republic have twisted in confusing directions this week. The latest: A woman said in a sworn affidavit that she was paid to lie when she claimed she had slept with the senator.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

An FBI agent in a supervisory position on the East Coast of the U.S. told The Daily Caller Thursday that he is aware of investigative reports sent from the bureau to the U.S. Attorney's office in Miami, Florida, in connection with a grand jury investigation into New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez.

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