Biden Declares ‘National Security Emergency’ Due to ‘Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation’

Report by Paula Antolini, April 16, 2021, 7:05AM EDT

Official portrait of Vice President Joe Biden in his West Wing Office at the White House, Jan. 10, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)


President Joe Biden declared a “national emergency” due to an alleged threat to national security and the country’s economy. This is stated in the letter from Biden to Congress, published on Thursday, April 15.

“I have determined that specified harmful foreign activities of the Government of the Russian Federation … constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and the economy of the United States” the letter read in part.

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