Report: Trump considering executive orders on security

Report: Trump considering executive orders on security
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE is considering executive orders calling for a review of parts of the United States’s national security infrastructure, including how the country addresses cybersecurity threats and designates terrorist organizations, The Washington Post reports.


One order would initiate a review of the country’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities, as well as the top adversaries it faces.


The administration is also weighing a measure that would allow the State Department to review its list of foreign terrorist groups. If signed, the Post reported, the order could begin the process of officially designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.



But doing so could prove controversial, especially to U.S. relations with Turkey, where the country’s dominant political party has Islamist roots.


The organization carries mixed perceptions throughout the Middle East, where it’s considered by some to be a terrorist group and a political organization by others.

Trump vowed to bolster the country’s national security complex throughout his presidential campaign. In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity aired on Thursday, Trump highlighted the need to increase military funding, saying it took precedent over balancing the federal budget.