14:12 GMT +319 October 2018
Listen Live
    President Donald Trump speaks during a dinner for evangelical leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington

    Trump Signs Law Allowing Seized Assets to Be Used Against Terrorists in Court

    © AP Photo / Alex Brandon
    US
    Get short URL
    212

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump signed legislation that allows seized assets to be used to satisfy court judgments against terrorists, the White House said in a press release.

    "On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the President signed into law S. 2946, the ‘Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018," the release said.

    READ MORE: Trump Administration Seeks to ‘Undermine' Asylum Laws With Immigration Policy

    The White House said the law allows certain assets that are seized or frozen by the United States to be used to satisfy judgments against a terrorist party for claims based on an act of terrorism.

    The law was introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley in order to improve the ability to seek justice in US courts for Americans who are victims of acts of terrorism abroad and to hold supporters of terrorism accountable.

    Related:

    WATCH: Trump Publicly Doubts Kavanaugh Accuser’s Credibility
    Trump Fell 138 Spots in Forbes 400 List of Richest Americans Over Last 3 Years
    How to Build a Movement Beyond Donald Trump aka Healing America
    After Two Years of Trump, Most of the World Hates America Even More - Pew Poll
    Tags:
    court, assets, terrorism, law, Chuck Grassley, Donald Trump, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment