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Bob Menendez Seeks Probe Of Alleged Cuban Plot To Smear Him

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 08:Committee chairman Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) questions U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing concerning the 2015 international affairs budget on Capitol Hill April 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. Kerry discussed a wide range of topics, including the conflict in Syria, relations with Iran, and also discussed the possibility of additional economic sanctions on Russia. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | Drew Angerer via Getty Images

Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elaborate plot to smear him with allegations that he cavorted with underage prostitutes, according to people familiar with the discussions.

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