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This Is The Video Bob Menendez Is Sending To His Supporters After His Indictment

"I won't mince words, today is a difficult day, but it is far less difficult because I know I have done nothing wrong," Bob Menendez says in his first message to his supporters, given to BuzzFeed News.

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This is the video Sen. Robert Menendez sent to his supporters Thursday afternoon.

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On Wednesday the Justice Department indicted New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez and charged him with eight counts of bribery, three counts of honest services fraud, one count of conspiracy, one count of violating the Travel Act, and one count of making a false statement.

The investigation concerns his relationship with South Florida ophthalmologist and campaign donor Salomon Melgen, who was also indicted.

"You and I have shared many hard battles," he said in the video to supporters. His voice rising, he says he started his career fighting corruption and this is not how his career will end.

Adrian Carrasquillo is the White House correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

Contact Adrian Carrasquillo at adrian.carrasquillo@buzzfeed.com.

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