Ben Freeman explains the ways that lobbies, particularly foreign ones, can influence politicians in Washington by disguising where their money is coming from. Despite safeguards against this type of influence, the money is rampant.
Discussed on the show:
- “Following the foreign-policy money trail in Washington” (Salon.com)
- The Foreign Policy Auction
- Jamal Khashoggi
- “Foreign Agents Registration Act” (Department of Justice)
Ben Freeman is director of the Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative with the Center for International Policy. Read his work at AntiWar.com and follow him on Twitter @BenFreemanDC.
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