Partner Josh Rosenstein Discusses Whether Top Trump Fundraiser Should Have Registered as Foreign Agent

Aryeh Lightstone, a current State Department official, helped Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for Trump, arrange meetings with U.S. senators and Angolan officials in early 2017. However, neither Lightstone nor Broidy registered as a foreign agent. Some legal experts argue that Lightstone and Broidy should have registered with the government for the Angolan meetings, under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Joshua Rosenstein comments,

“Arranging meetings between a foreign government and U.S. government officials to discuss the foreign policy of the U.S. vis-à-vis a foreign government or to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and the foreign county would in my view count as political activities requiring registration,” said Joshua Rosenstein, a FARA specialist at the law firm Sandler Reiff.

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