The White House looks set to toughen up against foreign meddling in US elections. That's according to sources who exclusively told Reuters, an executive order could be sign by President Donald Trump as early as Wednesday. One source, a US official said the order would slap sanctions on any attempt to interfere in national elections.
The 2018 US Midterms are less than two months away and authorities are preempting foreign attacks on the elections based on US intelligence. The order is the latest effort by the Trump administration to look tough on security at the polls. Even as Trump himself has blasted the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
>> This is a witch hunt.>> Trump has also come under fire from both Democrats and Republicans who accused the President of taking a week's stance accusations of Russian interference.>> President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.>> Trump stunned the world during a summit with Vladimir Putin in July, seeming to take the word of the Russian President over his own intelligence agencies.
>> I don't see any reason why it would be.>> That comment sparked a political storm he tried to calm a day later.>> I said the word would instead of wouldn't.>> The bill has passed. Congress has already passed a Russian sanctions bill last year, in one of Washington's most aggressive moves to punish Moscow.