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BEEFING UP – Amid the greater scrutiny of foreign influence in the U.S., the FBI is taking an expanded role in efforts to ensure lawyers, lobbyists and political consultants are fully revealing their advocacy for government clients, C. Ryan Barber reports. This year, FBI personnel began joining DOJ officials in inspections authorized under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a move observers say gives more “teeth” to the decades-old law requiring the disclosure of lobbying and other influence work for foreign governments.

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