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Justice Department abandons plan to re-try Bob Menendez

Robert Menendez.
Robert Menendez. Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

The Department of Justice has filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Politico reports.

Why it matters: The DOJ decided to re-try Menendez earlier this month, after a jury failed to reach a verdict in November.

Go deeper: What to know about Menendez's trial.