Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections
President Trump has signed an executive order for sanctions on foreign entities or individuals who interfere in U.S. elections. The order includes infrastructure, but also the distribution of propaganda and disinformation, according to national security advisor John Bolton. The sanctions will be recommended by the Treasury and State departments after interference is identified. Agencies are directed to send information on individuals, countries, or other entities believed to have interfered to the U.S. attorney general and the Department of Homeland Security. U.S. midterm elections are less than two months in the future, and the U.S. has made significant efforts to prevent foreign interference from Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, although critics have argued that not enough has been done.