British lawyers who have acted for Russian oligarchs “in abusive cases against journalists” are being urged by the US President Joe Biden to sanction them.
The Financial Times reported that President Biden wants travel bans imposed on the British lawyers from entering the US.
The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was given a letter by Steve Cohen who is a Democratic representative asked him to ban them from being allowed to travel to the US.
Cohen wrote, “Oligarchs who hire lawyers to engage in abusive cases against journalists to silence them cannot exert malign influence in our system.
“The United States must establish deterrents for foreign enablers serving individuals who are undermining democracy.”
Cohen said that Keith Schilling of Schillings, Nigel Tait of Carter-Ruck and John Kelly of Harbottle & Lewis should be banned among many others he listed.
The White House are currently preparing a new sanction list against Russia and Reuters reported that Biden is set to announce a new military package for the Ukraine as the war is entering it’s second month.