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Thursday, September 13, 2018

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order mandating automatic sanctions against countries that interfere in U.S. elections. Yes, but: The order covers fewer scenarios than you'd think, guarantees less in sanctions than a pending bipartisan Senate bill and has left critics wondering exactly how seriously the president can be taken on the issue, when he has repeatedly claimed that the jury is out on well-documented foreign interference. Laura Galante, who heads a geopolitical cybersecurity strategy firm, weighed in at an Atlantic Council panel discussion Wednesday evening: "His words in Helsinki are louder than the executive action."



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Why does the Order have, "Approved by Vlad" at the top?

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-13 02:03 PM | Reply


Pres Trump appears to be reluctant to do anything to prevent further attacks upon the electoral system.

Why? Perhaps Pres Trump views a strong posture against future interference as an admission that the 2016 interference affected the outcome, and he is so insecure with his win (among other things) that he wants not one iota of doubt about it.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-13 02:32 PM | Reply

Even I have a hard time thinking that our political system is so broken that one of the main parties would nominate an individual compromised by a foreign country to the highest office. But things like this are what make me wonder. Can a Republican give me a good reason why Trump would fight tooth and nail to help Russia in whatever way he can (and scrape and prostate himself before Putin whenever he meets him)? Because the ONLY reason that I continue to entertain the idea of collusion or kompromat is because that is the only plausible explanation I can see why Trump would act in such an illogical fashion.

He blusters around with false bravado and insults against all of our enemies, and even allies, EXCEPT for Russia. He is actually pretty consistent with his childish antics (though I definitely do not approve of them though), with the sole exception of Russia. Russia is the only country that you absolutely CANNOT get Trump to say anything bad about (even though they are pretty much a third-world country full of entitled welfare moochers). What gives?

#3 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2018-09-13 02:35 PM | Reply

President Trump is a FULL-BLOWN Russian Intelligence Asset!

#4 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-09-13 02:35 PM | Reply

This is nothing but a PR stunt by Trump to try to reassure voters before the 2018 midterms:

Ex-NSA Chief Mike Rogers: Trump Should Have Confronted Putin on Election Meddling

Former National Security Agency chief Mike Rogers said in his first public remarks since leaving his post in June that he wishes President Donald Trump would have used the Helsinki Summit to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin on election meddling.

"I thought there was an opportunity there that I wish we would have taken advantage of," the retired rear admiral told a think tank in Virginia. "He opted to go in a different direction and that certainly is his right ... but I wish we had taken advantage of that."

Rogers also said, according to the Daily Beast, that as part of his role he would give Trump briefings on Russian hacking.

In response, he recalled, Trump would say, "Mike, you know I'm in a different place."
Rogers did not clarify what Trump meant by a "different place" but he did offer what he said in response.

"Sir, this isn't about politics, it isn't about party, it's about a foreign state that is attempting to subvert the very tenets of our structure," he recalled saying to POTUS.


#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-13 02:42 PM | Reply


There was another article on this order:

The red flags on Trump's new election security order

...What it doesn't cover:

- Social media campaigns and other illicit propaganda campaigns, which are increasingly what people think of when they hear "election interference."...

But the president retains much more leeway than he would have had if Senate stakeholders had their way. The Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act, spearheaded by Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), is muscular in ways that the executive order is not. ...

More details in the article...

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-13 03:00 PM | Reply

I honestly thought it read "Trumps New -------- Security Order" and ignored it. That actually made sense for a moment.[sigh]

#7 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-13 03:11 PM | Reply

"Trumps New -------- Security Order"

Flight Risk is AWOL!

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-13 04:55 PM | Reply

#8 lol... so how is that word ok in 7 but not in 8?

RLR has more pull around here than I ever suspected.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-13 05:06 PM | Reply

"President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order mandating automatic sanctions against countries that interfere in U.S. elections."

Julia Davis @JuliaDavisNews

Meanwhile in #Russia:
Rick Perry says the U.S. does not want to impose the #sanctions and indicates they are not imminent.
Perry: "Russian Energy Minister] Alexander Novak and I both agree that getting to that point where sanctions would be engaged is not where we want to go."

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 12:30 AM | Reply

Wonder why this Executive Order was not a staged for the press public signing, but rather, a secret, hidden from the camera event?

Inquiring minds want to know.

#11 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-09-14 12:24 PM | Reply

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