Atlantic Council Gives Saudi Agent Prime Perch to Peddle Influence in Washington

Washington Free Beacon

A registered foreign agent for Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund recently authored a piece for Foreign Policy magazine lavishing praise on the Gulf monarchy without disclosing his financial relationship to the government. "The law requires that public articles reveal the foreign agent status of the author if written in the course of that representation," said Trevor Potter, founder and president of the Campaign Legal Center and an attorney with Caplin & Drysdale. "The whole point of FARA is to ensure that American readers know that the information they are receiving was paid for by a foreign entity with its own agenda."

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