Here’s How President Trump Is Countering Russia

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott)
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott)

PROTECTING AMERICAN ELECTIONS: President Donald J. Trump and his Administration are defending the integrity of our election system.

  • From the beginning of his Administration, President Trump has taken action to defend our election system from meddling and interference.
  • In May 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order to strengthen and review the cybersecurity of our Nation and its critical infrastructure.
    • This has included long-delayed modernization of our cyber security systems across the Government.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken the lead in working with all 50 states, local governments, and private companies to improve election security and integrity.
    • Under President Trump, DHS has increased coordination and information sharing among all election partners, with nearly 1000 elections jurisdictions, including all 50 states, participating in the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
    • 34 States, 52 county or local governments, and 5 election companies receive cyber security scans from DHS, free of charge, on an ongoing basis.
    • DHS plans to provide on-site risk and vulnerability assessments to all States that request. Currently 18 States have requested this assessment and 16 are completed for the 2018 election cycle.
    • A new pilot program was launched to share information between State and local officials and the Election Assistance Commission to allow for rapid response on Election Day.
    • During the 2017 elections, the Trump Administration provided on-site cybersecurity support to States.
  • In March of 2018, Congress provided the Election Assistance Commission with $380 million in funding for election assistance grants to States.
  • While increasing our election security, the Trump Administration is also combatting actors that have already attempted to harm our election integrity.
    • In March 2018, the Administration imposed sanctions against 16 Russian entities and individuals for their roles in Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

CONFRONTING RUSSIAN INFLUENCE IN THE UNITED STATES: President Trump has taken action to call out and confront Russian efforts that undermine the United States.

  • In March 2018, President Trump ordered the expulsion of 48 Russian intelligence officers from the United States and ordered the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Washington.
    • This action was taken in coordination with American allies around the world in response to Russia’s use of a military-grade chemical weapon in the United Kingdom.
  • In March 2018, President Trump also expelled 12 Russian intelligence officers from the Russian Mission to the United Nations in New York for abusing their privilege of residence.
  • In September 2017, the Administration banned the use of Kaspersky Labs software on United States Government computers due to Kaspersky’s ties to Russian intelligence.
  • In March 2017, the Administration charged 3 Russians for the 2014 Yahoo hack, including 2 officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
  • The Trump Administration has maintained the closure of 2 Russian compounds and the expulsion of 35 diplomats in response to Russian interference in the 2016 election.

REINFORCING A STRONG SANCTIONS REGIME ON RUSSIA: The Administration has imposed the toughest sanctions against Russia to confront its destabilizing behavior.

  • President Trump’s Administration has consistently confronted Russian activities that threaten our institutions, our interests, or our allies.
  • In June 2018, President Trump’s Administration imposed sanctions against 5 Russian entities and 3 Russian individuals for enabling Russia’s military and intelligence units to increase Russia’s offensive cyber capabilities.
  • In April 2018, the Administration imposed sanctions against 7 Russian oligarchs and the 12 companies they own or control, 17 senior Russian government officials, and a state-owned Russian weapons trading company and a bank it owns.
    • These sanctions ensure the Russian oligarchs who profit from Russia’s destabilizing activities face the consequences for doing so.
    • The sanctioned state-owned weapons trading company provides military equipment and support to the Government of Syria, enabling the regime’s continual attacks against Syrian citizens.
  • In February 2018, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network proposed a new rule to bar a Latvian bank involved in illicit Russia-related activity from opening or maintaining correspondent accounts in the United States.
  • In December 2017, new Russia-related sanctions were announced under the Sergei Magnitsky and Global Magnitsky programs.
  • In December 2017, the Administration imposed export controls against 2 Russian companies that were helping Russia develop missiles that violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
  • The Trump Administration sanctioned a total of 100 targets in response to Russia’s ongoing occupation of Crimea and aggression in Eastern Ukraine.
  • The Trump Administration has also designated Russian actors under Iran and North Korea sanctions authorities.
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CONFRONTING RUSSIAN AGGRESSION: The President is strengthening our alliances and standing up to Russia’s malign influence across the globe.

  • The Trump Administration released a National Security Strategy that makes clear that Russia is undertaking actions that threaten our security and outlines steps to stop their interference.
  • The Trump Administration has increased funding for the European Deterrence Initiative, providing billions to increase United States troop readiness in Europe, deter Russian aggression, and help defend our NATO allies.
  • The Trump Administration has enhanced its support for Ukraine’s Armed Forces to help Ukraine improve its ability to defend itself.
  • The Trump Administration is working to pressure Russia back into compliance with the INF Treaty to ensure that Russia does not gain strategic advantage from its treaty violations.

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Core
Core
3 years ago

This is fantastic. I have witnessed voter fraud being committed by what I believe to have been funded by DNC backers, in the US and have reported it: not sure anything was done but I’m glad to see President Trump is taking real measures other than double-speak to address the issue. Election influence/meddling will always be a focus of our adversaries both domestic and international, it’s critical to take steps to secure our democracy.

ONTIME
ONTIME
3 years ago

More meets to come and I see the POTUS using his position and material to bring the russkies back into a position where the deals we can strike are a mutual cord……it’s to early for who got what…

Samuel Giordano
3 years ago

Best president in history.

Merion
Merion
3 years ago

A fool underestimates President Trump.

James Rust
3 years ago

Great summary. The Mainstream Media will not report this news.

william hoover
william hoover
3 years ago

thanks for the info. mainstream media is the U.S. enemy and anti Trump.

N
N
3 years ago

If the evil liberal demoncrat Nazi’s Commie party traitors to America continue to go unpunished(Hollywood ,RINOs etc)! They’ll continue their treasonous ways! Enough is enough with this Deep State BS! Drain the rat infested swamp, ASAP! President Trump!

Donel
Donel
3 years ago

Between Obama and the Commie Media we are lucky to still have a country.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
3 years ago

All of these people who criticize The President for the way he talks to and about or so called allies people like Germany’s Merkle who is supposed to be with us and the rest of Europe to hold Russia accountable by the imposed sanctions that we all agreed. Merkle goes and buys gas and oil from Russia and then France and England buy it from Germany. They all talk a good story just like the Democrats but that is all they do is talk. When it comes to taking action they all have their reasons for not sticking to the agreement, or is it their excuses. Either way it is just plain old BS. The Democrats are running their mouths about the President taking it easy on Putin, what did these people expect the President to do call Putin a liar when he said that it wasn’t the Russian government that hacked the DNC’s e-mail server
Just what did obama and his Socialist Regime do in the previous 8 years, isn’t that when Russia took over parts of the Ukraine and obama did, what? How about nothing. Wasn’t there a commercial airliner shot down about that same time and obama did what? More nothing from the great Community Organizer.
So far President Trump has kept his campaign promises except where the brave members of the Republican congress wouldn’t back him. It looks like it might be time to clean house again during this election cycle, we got rid of the useless Democrats and now it is time to get rid of the useless Republicans and put people in Washington that will follow the will of the people. This is the only kind of term limits these turds really understand.

Alan Arnold
Alan Arnold
3 years ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

Very good and informative comment! Thanks.

Nedra West-Burton
3 years ago

Great comments from everyone, loved reading them.

Nedra K.Burton
3 years ago

I love it, “Say it like it is” is the only way. I agree 100% with the above writing of Tony Winters. President Trump has been a life saver for this country and it shows he truly loves this country which wasn’t the case with several of our previous presidents, thank you President Trump and thank you Tony Winters for what you wrote about our President.

Antoinette H.
Antoinette H.
3 years ago

I love this president trump, he like a younger brother to me, I start to watching him since he announced to run for presidential , he is very honest man ! I start to watching him all times, I know he will be a very good president for this country, he is a good man and will be very good president, much better than the pass presidential, they almost give this country away!

Pedro Colussi
3 years ago

Along with the Founding Fathers and a few others after that You are the GREATEST & I thank You & pray everyday that GOD guides & protects YOU

ION
ION
3 years ago

As a leader of this world, the US will have to build friendship with the whole world because only your friend listens to you, the enemy never! Friendship relationships solve more easily and faster issues that are impossible to solve otherwise: the fight against terrorism, cyber attacks, nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, etc.

LARRY WILLMAN
3 years ago

HERE WE GO AGAIN THE “FIND BUST INCARCERATE” BETTER KNOWN AS F.B.I. IS DOING WHAT THEY WANT,NO CRIMES WITH HILLARY CLINTON,OR HER STAFF,SHE AND HER STAFF DESTROYED EVIDENCE AND WHEN THEY F.B.I. SHOWED UP THE STAFF AND HILLARY SHOWED THEM THE DOOR,CHASED THEM OUT OF THE BUILDING AND THE F.B.I. LEFT!!!NO CRIMES WITH DEMO GODS,OR CLINTON’S BUT A PRESIDENT THAT IS MAKING PEOPLE GET BACK TO GOOD PAYING JOBS THEY WANT HIM IN JAIL ‘IN CHARGE OF WITCH HUNT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP,MUELLER AND HIS ALL DEMOCRAT PANEL OF TRUMP HATER, JAMES COMEY,ANOTHER GEM FROM THE F.B.I. THEY COULD NOT HAVE WON THE O WHITE HOUSE FOR HILLARY CLINTON,MUCH TO THERE SURPRISE SO THEY DO THIS, I AM ASHAMED TO BE A IN THIS COUNTRY AS A VETERAN AND WHO WENT AND FOUGHT THIS COUNTRY I AM ASHAMED OF THE CROOKED F.B.I. LEADER,S AND THE CORRUPT CLINTONS

Carl J Bujan Jr
3 years ago

You can bet that the democrats and the lying media will make fake news out of this.

Jed Dowd
Jed Dowd
3 years ago

Dear President Trump,
Please inform me on what is being done to ensure that ONLY American Citizens are being allowed to register to vote. I have no problem in showing my official personal identification to register to vote, but why should I trouble myself to vote in a given State, if said State effectively also lets non-Citizens vote?

Blessings upon you and your family!
Jed Dowd
[email protected]

Ron G Hale
Ron G Hale
3 years ago

Mr. President I would like to suggest instead of you imposing sanctions and tariffs on our allies and enemies that make you out the bad guy you take every nations trade policies allies and foes that they apply against our products coming into their country you adopt their trade policy is how
we will treat they’re goods coming into our country they would be hard pressed to call you a villain since that is how they treat us your just responding in kind if they think their policy are just then
they would have a hard time defending calling you unfair make them them the bad guys for a change if they don’t like that then free trade would be the fix or be quite.

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