Marc Elias of Perkins Coie, the Democratic lawyer and Clinton ally who hired Fusion GPS to compile the notorious Trump dossier, was scheduled to testify Thursday in New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s ongoing corruption trial.
Defense lawyers hoped Elias would rebut charges that Menendez lied on financial disclosures forms for failing to disclose a number of free airplane rides on a donor’s private plane. Federal prosecutors claim that the donor, Dr. Salomon Melgen, purveyed a stream of benefits for Menendez, who took various actions to bolster Melgen’s medical practice in exchange.
U.S. District Judge William Walls ultimately blocked Elias’ testimony, concluding it was inadmissible hearsay.[contentcards url=”http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/26/hmmm-the-lawyer-behind-the-trump-dossier-testifies-at-menendez-trial/” target=”_blank”]