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The tribulations of ‘oligarch’ No. 27

The Washington Post

03 Aug 2018

The measures taken by Congress to blacklist people on the Russian oligarchs list from entering the U.S. are intended to give the U.S. some “ammunition” with the prospect of a Putin visit to the White House looming, according to Morrison & Foerster partner John E. Smith in the Washington Post article “The tribulations of ‘oligarch’ No. 27.”

“I think Congress wanted to have some ammunition in the U.S. government’s pocket, not only to deal with election interference that has already occurred but to have ready if there were further malicious activities by the Russian government,” he said.

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