Trump-endorsed Senate Candidate Accused of Violating Foreign Agent Law

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A group is alleging Pennsylvania Republican Senate hopeful Dr. Mehmet Oz violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by not registering as a foreign agent while he was doing work for Turkish Airlines

Armenian National Committee of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian wrote a letter Tuesday to Matthew G. Olsen, Assistant Attorney General for National Security demanding the Department of Justice launch an investigation into the matter.

The Daily Wire reports:

Dr. Oz indisputably serves as public relations counsel, publicity agent, information service employee, or political consultant for Turkish Airlines. In 2017, Dr. Oz reportedly collaborated with Turkish Airlines on its “Fly Good Feel Good” project, which was designed to provide “an even more comfortable and healthy travel experience to its passengers.” …

“Dr. Oz clearly serves as a foreign agent on behalf of the foreign principal Turkish Airlines,” Hamparian concluded. “As you are also aware, the penalty for a willful violation of FARA is imprisonment for not more than five years, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. Certain violations are considered misdemeanors, with penalties of imprisonment of not more than six months, a fine of not more than $5,000, or both. We encourage you to fully investigate this matter.”

David Laufman, who oversaw the Justice Department’s FARA enforcement from 2014 to 2018, said that he believes that it “would be appropriate for [the Justice Department] to undertake logical, analytical and investigative steps to determine whether Dr. Oz acted as a public relations counsel or publicity agent in the United States on behalf of Turkish Airlines.”

“If he did, he likely would have an obligation to register unless he qualified for an exemption,” Laufman said. “In my experience, a foreign government ownership interest as high as 49.12 percent would contribute to a conclusion by the Justice Department that otherwise registrable work on behalf of that entity in the United States — such as public relations work — likely would not qualify for the [commercial] exemption because the activities would directly promote the public or political interests of the foreign government.”

The news comes as Oz is in a tight race with former hedge fund CEO Dave McCormick for the GOP nomination.

A separate story involving the Trump-endorsed doctor is also threatening to torpedo his political aspirations.

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barb2554
barb2554
4 months ago

Seems like a bit of a stretch by someone (group) who clearly doesn’t wnat to see Dr. Oz in the Senate.

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
4 months ago

President Biden may have a lot of allies in Congress and throughout the United States, but not all of them are as close to him as he’d like to think. For example, one ally recently exposed that it’s not Biden who’s really running the country. If that’s true, then who is in charge? According to Tulsi Gabbard, former Democratic US Representative from Hawaii, Barack Obama might be calling the real shots. or how much does China control the democrats and the oval office? Time for some straight questions to be asked and responded too by those in charge. How can so much communist Chinese money be taken in the the Biden’s from communist Chinese adversaries that amount into the millions and these questions remain open and not answered….Who else in that wide world of “pay to play” Hunter Bidens world would be the big guy? Since all his other partner’s are in jail.

Gina
Gina
4 months ago

Well you got 0one in there n0ow thats proof of screwing China spy

Brady
4 months ago

Don’t think the doctor is that dumb, not to know the law on what he was accussed of doing. Been wrong before.

The Old Dog
The Old Dog
4 months ago

And, of course, the super-patriotic citizen, who so reluctantly circulated this information, and with great pain in his heart gave all the details of the subject’s evil plans to destroy the USA, sobbed and wept that he had to make the decision to save our country rather than let the evei Oz, just by the most unlikely coincidence, just happened to be a Democrat, whose love for this country overwhelmed his charitable desires to keep to himself and not to spill the beans.

Honey
Honey
4 months ago

Dr. Oz is in a race with several candidates. The two women seem good, but my favorite is Jeff Bartos and I am very unhappy that Trump endorsed Dr. Oz. Dr. Oz may become a good senator if he wins. I don’t know.

But there is no question in my mind that Jeff Bartos would be a GREAT Senator.

phil tennessee
phil tennessee
4 months ago

Dr Oz should register a s Foreign Agent right after Hunter Biden registers.

TCInc
TCInc
4 months ago

Well, here we go, the media got its letters by the dems to start picking on and accusing repubs of various miscellaneous acts. of violations of some sort or the other. Dr. Oz? He must be on top of the ticket to get the dems to go along with this. they could have picked on a nail in a shoe or something. If the dems want to go this route, they are going to have to put up with the real accusations on their terror acts, forest fires, more deaths from their imported bioweapons, marches infiltration, attacks and harrassment of anybody that doesn’t meet their demands, shootings and murders, criminal behavior like acts, We’ll have to start following the dem associated like Saudi to see how they are protected from the bioweapons and the incoming refugees protection from the MENA to see what sect they follow, Sunni? Don’t see why we are still accepting more of them all the time, when they should be going back to rebuild and make peace? We think we wouldn’t be talking cutting benefits of our, the citizens owned, SS if the gov’t would pay back all the SS they stole, with interest, and stopped a lot of the foreign AID we have been screwed to pay under the basis of being the nice guy. The most ludicrous is the Saudi AID package for the last upteem years they are still on the roles of State Dept. payroll, then screw us on price of oil. Lots of countries like that.

Ed D.
Ed D.
4 months ago

I can’t stand that Trump endorsed this Clown! That being said, it doesn’t matter who Trump endorses, the left will do everything they can to stop them from being on the Ballot.

Bill Bowe
Bill Bowe
4 months ago

total bs maybe they should look into all politicians kids who work for the Ukrainians

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