Foreign Agents Registration Act
Financier and former Russia investor William Browder testified at a hearing on the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). This law requires those representing the political interests of foreign powers to disclose their relationship. Mr. Browder told committee members that the Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. was heading Russian efforts to get sanctions under the Magnitsky Act repealed. The act blocked Russian government officials and businessmen associated with the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky from entering the U.S., froze assets in U.S. banks, and banned the use of American banking systems. Mr. Browder was originally scheduled to appear the previous-day as the second of a two-panel hearing, but Democrats invoked the "two-hour rule," so the second panel was re-scheduled for the following day. The first panel can be viewed by typing program identification number 431604-1 into the "Search the Video Library" search bar.