Trump authorizes sanctions against foreign governments that interfere in US elections

September 12, 2018

Dan Coats

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday allowing sanctions on foreign companies, organizations or individuals the government determines to have interfered in U.S. elections.

The order is the latest effort by the Trump administration to address fears that Russia is looking to meddle in the November midterm elections, much like it did during the 2016 presidential race.

“This clearly is a process put in place to try and ensure we are doing every possible thing we can to prevent any interference in our election,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told reporters.

Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on whether Moscow interfered in the 2016 election, triggering criticism from lawmakers in both parties that his administration has not done enough to deter Russia and other state actors from running online disinformation campaigns or hacking into state voting systems.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Stan Lee says:

    U.S oil production is starting to roll. That is ominous enough for Putin. He may need to send his two “Bear” long-range bomber props on more missions into U.S. air space. Putin has responded about his oil production, because he can’t afford to lose any oil export sales, his comment was that his oil production is being raised. Trump knows that Putin worries about it. We will also become a top exporter of liquified gas, another area causing Putin to sweat..

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