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NEW Jury selection begins in trial of Greg Craig, but U.S. prosecutors may have already won before entering court, whatever the outcome, lawyers for foreign governments say. washingtonpost.com/local/legal-is…
“Everyone who practices in this area knows it’s a different day," King and Spaulding atty Thomas Spulak said. "Either you come in and tell [DOJ] the truth, the whole truth, and don’t leave out any facts that could be relevant, or you’ll suffer the consequences."
The number of foreign agents registering annually with the Justice Department has surged 30 percent since 2016 to more than 460 this calendar year, after years of hovering near 350, according to the government’s FARA website.
Registrants reported their foreign clients spent $1.2 billion to influence U.S. policy since 2017, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. U.S. allies Israel, South Korea, Japan and Saudi Arabia are top spenders, with rivals China and Russia rounding out the top 10.
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