Brian Fleming Comments on FARA Enforcement in The Washington Diplomat

"Sweeping New FARA Enforcement Threatens Foreign Firms"

Washington Diplomat


Brian Fleming commented on renewed enforcement priorities for the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) unit ahead of the 2020 election. "All signs point to more FARA prosecutions on the horizon. Any foreign activities touching upon the 2020 election will certainly get heightened scrutiny. I also expect DOJ to turn its attention to rooting out unregistered foreign influence in a wide variety of other contexts, including law firms and media companies, and to make far more aggressive prosecutorial decisions than it has in the past," Fleming said.