Watchdog wants DOJ investigation into Jeff Miller’s foreign lobbying

Florida Politics Blog

Campaign Legal Center (CLC), a Washington watchdog group, requested the DOJ open an investigation into the Santa Rosa Republican, who registered within six months of leaving office in 2017 to “advise the State of Qatar regarding their interests with Executive & Legislative branches,” according to his federal Foreign Agents Registration Act filing. A recent report by CLC identified 18 former members of Congress, including Miller, who were using leftover funds from “zombie campaigns” to lobby their former colleagues on behalf of foreign entities.

“The FEC and Congress should kill ‘zombie campaigns’ in order to prevent former officeholders from using their campaign accounts to grease the wheels for foreign powers,” said Brendan Fischer, Director of Federal Reform for the Campaign Legal Center.

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