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Breaking news-President Trump to order sanctions against countries that interfere in US elections

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday that would authorise sanctions against countries or foreigners who try to interfere in American elections, according to report.

“This is not a single solution, but it makes a clear statement by the president that this sort of activity will not be tolerated and will be punished,” the official was quoted as saying.

“President Trump is committed to protecting our nation’s elections from foreign interference and has made it clear that his administration will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections from any nation state or other malicious actor,” the White House National Security Council Spokesman Garrett  ..

According to news reports, the order would put the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in charge of determining whether meddling has taken place.

it would require federal agencies aware of foreign election meddling to relay the information to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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