Trump Issues Extension of National Emergency Against Foreign Election Threats

Jeff Brody

President Trump extended a national emergency regarding foreign threats to the upcoming 2020 U.S. elections, The Hill reported Tuesday. He issued a memo to Congress noting the potential for foreign entities to threaten U.S. national security and policy.

Trump noted the absence of proof regarding this danger, but also referenced the historical intent of foreign powers to take advantage of the U.S. open political system. The declared extension prolongs a national emergency that was originally scheduled to expire soon.

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