Trump signs executive order on meddling with US elections [text]

Today President Trump signed an executive order that threatens sanctions on foreign companies, individuals or governments that meddle in the 2018 mid-term elections and beyond. Interference is defined as hacks against “election infrastructure,” attempts to influence public opinion online, and leaks of political information. The CIA, the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are charged with determining whether meddling has taken place. The order requires the State Department and the Treasury Department to formulate sanctions that would be imposed against foreigners or foreign nations, with possible calibration based on the severity of offenses.

— Joe

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