Rudy Giuliani investigation is bringing heat on lobbyists with foreign clients

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If suspected FARA violations are at the core of the Giuliani investigation, "it fits into a pattern of heightened enforcement," said Trevor Potter, the president of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. FARA was passed in 1938 as a reaction to Nazi Germany's attempts to secretly propagandize Americans, but the law "is equally applicable today because there are plenty of countries that want to influence US public policy in a way that benefits them without disclosing they're doing it," Potter said.

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