President Biden signed an executive order in April to allow his administration to "deprive American citizens and organizations of their rights and property by arbitrarily linking those persons to real, imagined, or vaguely defined activities of the Russian government," according to a report in a conservative American publication.
The Executive Order(EO) signed on April 15, on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation, is designed to punish American citizens.
“The Biden administration unilaterally makes the determination and requires neither criminal acts nor intent. The punishment is blocking assets and a prohibition on any dealing with the accused person. Spouses and adult children of individuals found guilty by accusation under this EO are punished, too,” The American Thinker reported.
The Biden administration recently increased its hostile rhetoric toward Russia while ordering a military show of force by sending naval ships toward the Black Sea in response to alleged Russian threats. For that reason, many Americans assumed that the EO was directed at Russia. However, on closer inspection, it is rather directed at dissent in the US itself.
“Over the past four years, the Democrat Party, Fake News, and Big Tech have been frequently portraying their opponents as Russian trolls or Russian misinformation operators. The Russian collusion narrative, initially invented to overthrow the Trump administration, has been used to smear many conservative movements. Now this effort has been crowned by an Executive Order,” The American Thinker continued.
According to the magazine, the EO allows the Biden regime to “eliminate its opposition, quickly and quietly”.
Section 1 of the EO enumerates prohibited activities and defines guilty persons as those “determined” by the Secretary of Treasury [Janet Yellen] and/or Secretary of State [Antony Blinken] in consultation with the Attorney General [Merrick Garland] to be:
(a)(ii) responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged or attempted to engage in, any of the following for or on behalf of, or for the benefit of, directly or indirectly, the Government of the Russian Federation:
(A) malicious cyber-enabled activities;
(B) interference in a United States or other foreign government election;
(C) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in the United States or abroad;
(D) transnational corruption […]
The EO criminalizes speech and political activities, based on totally arbitrary and subjective decisions. The Biden administration will be able to define “malicious activities,” “democratic processes or institutions,” as it wants.
The Biden regime is thus able to arbitrarily deprive conservative Americans of their property and rights without due process as the EO does not require that an actual crime was committed. “False cyber-attribution or fake bounty claims are sufficient. Biden’s remarks to the EO showed no regard to the culpability of any targeted US citizens or other persons,” the magazine pointed out.
“This EO effectively gives Big Tech, banks, and credit card companies a new pretext to deplatform conservatives and anyone else who opposes the Biden regime by claiming that they are now engaged in illegal activity,” based on false rumours that Russia could be interfering in elections against Democratic Party candidates for example.
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