White House Drafts Order to Punish Foreigners for Vote Tampering – Reports

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An executive order allowing US President Donald Trump to sanction foreigners suspected of interfering in US polls is being drafted by his White House staffers, local media said.

An eight-page draft seeks to make it an offense to disseminate disinformation online or run interference campaigns against US elections, according to the Washington Post in possession of the document.

L-R) NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo arrive to testify before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2017 - Sputnik International
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Biting sanctions may be imposed against 10 out of 30 largest business entities in any country whose government was found to have meddled in US voting process.

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The motion emphasizes however that there has been no proof of a foreign government altering any votes in a US election, which echoes President Trump’s assertions that the 2016 election was not affected.

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