An Institute professor provided insights into the internal workings of corruption in Washington, including foreign-funded political influence operations with ties to the Russian intelligence services.
Professor J. Michael Waller appeared on the PBS documentary “Capitol Crimes,” aired on October 4, 2006. He described inner workings of corrupt political activity by convicted felon Jack Abramoff, the fallen Washington superlobbyist, and Abramoff’s ties to a Russian entity that sought to compromise and influence senior Members of Congress and staff. The program also includes investigative journalist Peter Stone of the National Journal and Pulitzer prizewinning reporter Jeffrey Smith of the Washington Post.
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