Trump Signs Order Directing Intelligence Community To Assess Election Meddling - Bolton

Trump Signs Order Directing Intelligence Community to Assess Election Meddling - Bolton

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that instructs federal authorities to assess election meddling and impose sanctions on foreigners who interfere in US voting, National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a conference call on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that instructs federal authorities to assess election meddling and impose sanctions on foreigners who interfere in US voting, National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a conference call on Wednesday.

"The executive order requires the Director of National Intelligence to be conducting regular assessments about potential foreign interference in the election. It asks for reports by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security in the case of interference with election or campaign related infrastructure," Bolton said.

He added that the executive order describes a process whereby the Department of State and Department of Treasury would decide on appropriate sanctions to recommend and impose on countries or actors that engage in interference.

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