The US President has signed an Executive order that authorizes sanctions against countries meddling in the election. Earlier the adviser to trump called in a number of countries Russia, China, Iran and North Korea
The US President Donald trump has signed a decree on sanctions for interfering in elections in the United States, responsible threatened with freezing of assets, limiting access to financial institutions in the USA, reports Reuters with a reference to trump’s adviser for national security John Bolton.
Also U.S. citizens will be prohibited to invest in companies, against which sanctions will be imposed.
The U.S. Treasury and state Department ordered to impose restrictions against “countries and other actors responsible for the interference in U.S. elections”.
At the time of publication of this article, the document was not posted on the White house website.
On the preparation of a new package of restrictive measures previously reported familiar with the situation sources of the Agency and the interlocutors of the newspaper The Wall Street Journal. They noted that these sanctions could be imposed against both individuals and legal entities. According to the media, the basis for the hit in the black list will be US intelligence.
The democratic party and its supporters believe that Russia intervened in the presidential election in 2016. The investigation of this intervention, the specially appointed Prosecutor Robert Mueller. He and his men find out whether there was communication between members of staff of the Republican with influential Russians, as well as did Russia’s influence on public opinion in the United States on the eve of elections.
Trump denies any links with the Kremlin and repeatedly called the accusations a “witch hunt”, and spectacular and his team “the gang of the evil Democrats”.
In November, the U.S. will be the so-called midterm elections, which will be fully re-elected house of representatives (lower house) and a third of the seats in the Senate. In mid-August Bolton in an interview with ABC television called the four countries which, according to him, unable to intervene in future elections, is Russia, China, North Korea and Iran.
Russian authorities deny any interference in the electoral process in the United States at the state level.
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