- Tuesday: Charles Davidson, KI’s Executive Director, will testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee on strengthening anti-money laundering rules.
- Thursday: KI and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will launch Casey Michel’s report on beneficial ownership, United States of Anonymity.
- Friday: Join KI’s Ben Judah for the launch of Money Laundering for 21st Century Authoritarianism at Hudson Institute.
London: Nigeria’s elite has stashed untold stolen wealth in upscale property – besides ending anonymous companies, the UK should also now consider visa bans,writes Matthew Page. (Quartz)
Russia probe: Mike Flynn’s legal team is no longer communicating with President Trump’s – is he cooperating with Robert Mueller? (Reuters)
Foreign agents: The Mueller probe appears to be prompting lobbyists to registerunder long-neglected FARA legislation. (WaPo)
Saudi lobbying: Critics suggest that £94,189 in hospitality received by 14 British MPs this year is linked to suppressing criticism of human rights abuses in Yemen. (IBT)
Russian bogeyman: Blaming Putin for America’s political strife plays into his hands and blinds us to how weak he actually is, according to Russia’s democratic opposition: “This image is very bad for us. Putin is not a master geopolitical genius.” (NYT)