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Will FARA Violation Prosecutions Extend to Media Organizations?

Jesse Liu, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and John Demers, head of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division (NSD), unsealed a grand jury indictment of Gregory Craig, who served as White House counsel to Barack Obama, on April 11.

It’s the NSD that is tasked with enforcing the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law passed by Congress that requires all persons working on behalf of a foreign government or entity to disclose that by registering and affirming they are representing foreign and not U.S. interests in their influencing activities.

The unsealed indictment states that when agents of the NSD’s FARA Unit questioned Craig about his past lobby activities on behalf of Ukraine, he lied to them under oath.