US President Donald Trump authorizes sanctions for foreign election meddling

President Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing punitive sanctions on foreigners who interfere in US elections, two years after Russia allegedly meddled in his favor in the presidential campaign.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said while announcing the new order that the order became pertinent because the government has seen signs of not just Russia, but China, and capabilities potentially from Iran, and even North Korea,” interfering in the run-up to the November 6 congressional elections.

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