Steve Cohen says the US must establish ‘deterrents’ against lawyers accused of carrying out ‘unscrupulous work’

A US congressman has urged the Biden administration to ban six British lawyers from entering the US amid accusations that the lawyers have “enabled” “Putin’s” oligarchs by engaging in “abusive” lawsuits against journalists as part of an alleged effort to silence them.

Steve Cohen, a Democratic congressman from Tennessee, said in a letter to US secretary of state Antony Blinken that the US needed to begin establishing “deterrents” against lawyers who he accused of performing “unscrupulous work” that ultimately undermined democratic values.

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