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Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions order

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order as soon as Wednesday that will slap sanctions on any foreign companies or people who interfere in U.S. elections, based on intelligence agency findings, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Sanction targets could include individual people or entire companies accused of interfering in U.S. elections by cyber attacks or other means, a U.S. official told Reuters.

“The administration is keen to set a new norm in cyberspace,” the official said. “This is a first step in stating boundaries and publicly announcing our response for bad behavior.”

The order will put a range of agencies in charge of deciding if meddling occurred, led by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and including the CIA, the National Security Agency and the Homeland Security Department, the sources said.

Based on a recent draft of the order reviewed by the U.S. official, it will require any federal agency aware of election interference by foreigners to take the information to the office of Director of National Intelligence.

Election interference will be defined in the order as hacking attempts against “election infrastructure,” and efforts to sway public opinion through coordinated digital propaganda or systematic leaks of private political information.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-election-exclusive/exclusive-trump-to-target-foreign-meddling-in-u-s-elections-with-sanctions-order-sources-idUSKCN1LR2IO
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Re: Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 07:26:38 PM »
Hmm..
So when do we pull the CIA out of other countries.   


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