Partner Josh Rosenstein was quoted in a Bloomberg article about Senator Bob Menendez’s indictment as a foreign agent following his efforts to block related bills as former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“Just as a past scandal involving former lobbyist Jack Abramoff preceded passage of lobbying legislation, DOJ’s prosecution of Menendez could spur Congress to overcome hurdles to a FARA amendment.”
“If prosecutors are able to prove that Menendez didn’t just act on Egypt’s behalf, it would be particularly tough for Congress to ignore, given that, as cited in the indictment, he was simultaneously publicly urging DOJ to launch a FARA investigation into a Republican politician.”
“It politically becomes much more difficult for members of Congress to wash their hands of the situation.”
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