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Executive Order Imposes Sanctions on Foreign 'Interference' with US Elections, Press Report

Draft document obtained by press agent ("leaked") prior to publication by the Federal Register (Executive Orders/ disposition table/Donald J. Trump/2018)

Summary of Draft EO(Unnumbered)
Legislated Authorities:
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nation ality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code and EO 13694 of April 1, 2015, as amended by EO 13757 of December 28, 2 016

Prohibited Actors:
"a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government"

Prohibited Acts ("interference"):
The covert or overt purpose of damaging the security or integrity of the infrastructure ("information and communications technology and systems") of a federal, state, tribal, or local election, a political organization, campaign, or candidate, including "unauthorized access to, disclosure or threatened disclosure of, or alteration or falsification of, information or [proprietary] data," also

(f)  the term "foreign interference," with respect to an election, includes any covert, fraudulent, deceptive, or unlawful acti ons or attempted actions of a foreign government, or of any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, undertaken with the purpose or effect of influencing, undermining confidence in, or altering the result or reported result of, th e election, or undermining public confidence in election processes or institutions

Agency Purview:
Director of National Intelligence (DNI) agencies will assess "information indicating" the intent, methods, and agent identities of suspect activities and report to the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security

Sanctions
Ten enumerated methods --"calibrated" in their application to the size of the largest business domiciled in the suspect's nation of origin--  to confiscate a foreign person's property in the USA, prohibit immigration into the USA, and prohibit or restrict transactions of interest in property with US persons.
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How is the EC planning to punish "foreign interference" with 2019 elections?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Sep 12th, 2018 at 09:56:55 PM EST

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