Transcript for Federal judge declares mistrial in Menendez's corruption case
First and above all I want to thank god because it is by his grace. That I was delivered from and unjust prosecution. I want to thank my children at least was here every day with being caught in who brought. My lovely granddaughter of Angelina to New Jersey. That I could remember. What I had to fight on for. My son rob who testified in my behalf and then joined his sister in court. Kept me company. Even let me Biederman a round of golf. I'm so blessed to have two great field. And I love you so much I can't. The wave. This case started. Was wrong. Who wage it was investigated. Was wrong. Ways it was prosecuted. Was wrong. And the way it was tried. Was wrong as well. Certain elements of the FBI. And Koppel our state. Cannot understand or even worse except. That the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County can grow up to be a United States senator. And be honest. I can't even begin to tell you how many people have come to tell at the FBI went to them. And asked them what can you give us on Menendez. That is not what the FBI. And the Department of Justice is supposed to be doing. And there are not supposed to be leaking to the press during the early stages of their investigation. Which violated my rights to a fair process. I've made my share of mistakes. My mistakes were never a crime to those who let me what bended knee and my darkest moment. I picked it. To those who embrace it. In my darkest moment. I look. To those managers agents. Who gave me the benefit of the doubt. I thank. To those who haven't item that work harder than ever before so that there is no doubt. To those in the press. Who did their job. And did it with professionalism. And even to some of you or actually kind. Where's Dominic. I believe you showed artists whether a professional press is all about. And why that freedom is so important art society. To those who were digging my political grave so that they could jump into my seat. I know who you are and I won't forget you.
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