Prosecutors used the defense claims to highlight previously undisclosed tidbits on Menendez's pursuit of younger woman.
The lawyers say their investigation resulted from "speciäc, corroborated allegations that defendants Menendez and Melgen had sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic."
Menendez’s camp said Monday that the Justice Department äling is a smear tactic designed to use the exchange of motions to dump dirt on the senator.
Menendez railed that Trump must stop “tearing babies from their mother’s arms,” as he displayed a photo of a young child crying as her mother interacted with a border patrol agent.
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the audio released yesterday by ProPublica is worth a million tears,” Menendez said. “How do you submit the cries of innocent children into the congressional record? I don’t know how you do that, but you can hear it.”
The photo he displayed featured the same child President Trump was seen towering over on the cover of liberal Time Magazine.