Trump Executive Order Would Punish Foreigners Linked To Election Interference

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Facing pressure from lawmakers to beef up election security, President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that would impose sanctions on any foreign person or country that attempts to interfere in U.S. elections. The move follows repeated criticism of the White House response to Russian-backed interference in the 2016 presidential election. The new order sets up a framework for intelligence agencies to investigate whether foreign actors are attempting to influence any aspect of the electoral process. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats would turn over any significant findings of interference to the attorney general and the secretary of homeland security. Those departments would then determine whether to move ahead with sanctions....

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Trump Executive Order Would Punish Foreigners Linked To Election Interference

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