The Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted Gal Luft, a conservative analyst and whistleblower, on charges of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Luft is accused of failing to register as a foreign agent while working on behalf of Chinese energy companies.
The indictment comes as a surprise to many, as Luft has been a vocal critic of the Biden administration and its ties to China. Luft has accused Hunter Biden, the son of President Biden, of corruption and of using his father’s position to enrich himself.
UPI made the following report:
“Gal Luft, a dual citizen of the United States and Iran, is accused of working with others to advance the People’s Interest of China without registering as a foreign agent.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the 57-year-old agreed to recruit and pay a high-ranking U.S. official. In 2016, he conspired with the official, who was an adviser to then-President elect Donald Trump, to support policies related to China.
‘As alleged, Gal Luft, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen and co-head of a Maryland think tank, engaged in multiple, serious criminal schemes,’ U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement. ‘He subverted foreign agent registration laws in the United States to seek to promote Chinese policies by acting through a former high-ranking U.S. Government official; he acted as a broker in deals for dangerous weapons and Iranian oil; and he told multiple lies about his crimes to law enforcement.’”
The DOJ’s decision to indict Luft while not taking any action against Hunter Biden has been met with criticism from conservatives. They argue that the DOJ is targeting Luft because of his political views, and that they are ignoring Hunter Biden’s clear violations of FARA.
Take a look at the posts below and note the hypocrisy in it all.
The evidence of contacts of Hunter Biden with various government officials continues to grow. https://t.co/YSWpnGYo65. Yet, the DOJ still was incapable to finding a single violation of FARA as a foreign agent. Prosecutorial discretion or willful blindness? https://t.co/Op7nRylE4z
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) July 10, 2023
Q: Yesterday, a man was indicted "for violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act by working without registration for a company called CEFC China Energy. The president's son and brother worked for the SAME firm without registration … what's the White House's take?"
NSA Jake… pic.twitter.com/CkKy3Bpj3c
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 11, 2023