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Trump Promises Sanctions If Foreign Powers Meddle in Midterms

  • Executive order asks for study on 2018 congressional elections
  • Democrat Senator Durbin says that order ‘has no teeth’
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President Donald Trump issued an order threatening financial sanctions if foreign powers interfere in the November midterm elections, a move that failed to assuage lawmakers who have called for a tougher stance.

The executive order Trump signed Wednesday directs the government to impose sanctions on any foreigner who participates in disrupting a U.S. election.