Prosecutors reprise Menendez’s ‘threat’ to State Department
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez focused again Tuesday on a meeting he had in 2012 with a State Department official that is a key component of the indictment against the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend.
Ex-US official: I didn’t view Menendez remarks as a ‘threat’
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former State Department official testified Monday he didn't feel threatened by U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez during a 2012 meeting about a port security contract in the Dominican Republic, casting some doubt on one of the key assertions in the government's bribery case against the New Jersey Democrat.
VIENNA (AP) — The chief U.S. State Department counter-narcotics official on Tuesday hailed a pending United Nations move to control substances used to make a deadly synthetic drug, but acknowledged it will not put an immediate dent in illegal trafficking of the chemicals.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. State Department's top anti-narcotics official says Colombia is unlikely to resume aerial spraying of coca crops despite skyrocketing production of cocaine.
William Brownfield also characterizes President Donald Trump's proposal to slash foreign aid by 37 percent as "a bit worrying," although he says such cuts wouldn't represent a crisis if they materialize.