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Trump’s pardons undercut a decade of foreign lobbying law enforcement. What now?

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In the Foreign Lobby Report, guest columnist and Sandler Reiff lawyer Joshua Rosenstein discusses how Trump’s pardons for foreign lobbying law violators have impacted much of the past decade’s successful enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

President Donald Trump‘s pardons for foreign lobbying law violators started with former national security adviser Michael Flynn in November and ended overnight with former Republican National Committee Deputy Finance Chairman Elliott Broidy.

Their cumulative impact, writes guest columnist and Sandler Reiff lawyer Joshua Rosenstein, has been to wipe clean the records of some of the most prominent foreign influence actors in recent history while undoing much of the past decade’s successful enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

At the same time, Rosenstein writes, the pardons have re-energized Congress and federal prosecutors to tighten the law and double down on its enforcement…read more

Read the full issue of the Foreign Lobby Report here

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