EXECUTIVE ORDER IMPOSING CERTAIN SANCTIONS IN THE EVENT OF FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN A US ELECTION

On 12th September, President Trump signed anew Executive Order requiring that, not later than 45 days after the conclusion of a US election, the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), shall conduct an assessment of any information indicating that a foreign government, or any person acting as an agent of or on behalf of a foreign government, has acted with the intent or purpose of interfering in that election.  If any such interference is found, the EO allows for sanctions to be imposed on the assets of anyone found to have to have directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference, aided or assisted them, or property etc owned or controlled by them.  It also allows for other sanctions, such as blocking and prohibiting all transactions in a person’s property and interests in property subject to US jurisdiction, export licence restrictions and prohibitions on US financial institutions making loans or providing credit.  Anyone designated under the EO would also be barred from entering the US.

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/election_eo.pdf

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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