Congress, Farah, Washington discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World
|

Automatic TRANSCRIPT

The State Department, for instance, who oversaw sanctions policy that they should meet with him that term in costume would be able to educate them about the Bank. It's clear that the lobbyists were hired in response to the sanctions than the filings pretty much spell that out. Carrie b was put on the sanctions list in twenty fourteen then you document- near article a lot of these contacts between American lobbyists and Andre Causton VTC's chairman and then under customs self is at a to the sanctions list this year did one influence the other. You know, custom was clearly a big part of the banks attempt to court Washington policy makers, he was in the meetings, and what having him personally sanctioned means is that he can no longer do that. So that really has to change things for the Bank now from your article, it sounds like the rules of Fara are just not really enforced. Very strictly. I know some members of congress have proposed. Legislation to overhaul Farah what are the chances of that happening? Well, right now it looks dim. And I think that there was a period after the twenty sixteen election when the weaknesses of Farah enforcement were under heavy scrutiny by congress that were hearings and members of congress really said, this has to change this law must be enforced, but the truth is that fair is tricky, it's tricky to decide who's a foreign agent, and it's tricky to decide his uprating under the direct control of a foreign into the foreign government. And so I think that these overhauls have run into opposition amid questions about who would be covered by them the world Carol hills, speaking with Carrie Levin from the center for public integrity about one case study and to how foreign lobbying works in Washington. You're gonna re carry full report.

Coming up next