BREAKING NEWS: President Trump has expelled about 60 Russians from USA

STATEMENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

Today President Donald J. Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to one of our submarine bases and Boeing. The United States takes this action in conjunction with our NATO allies and partners around the world in response to Russia’s use of a military-grade chemical weapon on the soil of the United Kingdom, the latest in its ongoing pattern of destabilizing activities around the world. Today’s actions make the United States safer by reducing Russia’s ability to spy on Americans and to conduct covert operations that threaten America’s national security. With these steps, the United States and our allies and partners make clear to Russia that its actions have consequences. The United States stands ready to cooperate to build a better relationship with Russia, but this can only happen with a change in the Russian government’s behavior.

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8 Responses to BREAKING NEWS: President Trump has expelled about 60 Russians from USA

  1. czarowniczy says:

    And watch for the Russians to expell ‘X’ number of US diplomats and force us to close a snowball stand in Sevastopol. This is boilerplate ‘show’ action that countries takevwhen they can’t take any substantive actions, Russia and Bloc countries used to have excess staff just to cover these contingencies.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      SOP, except the use of “chemical dust”. Where has Trump posted McMasters?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Russians seem to be using assassination items that can be tracked back to them but for which they alse have plausable deniability. It seems to be a warning to anyone who crosses them, and going after family raisers that warning to a new level.
        Well McMasters was supposed to be talking to the Hoover Institute – he’s supposed to be foregoing a 4th star and retiring this summer. You’d think that if his cronies at the Pentagon have been supporters they’d have found him a job, given him his 4th star and let him retire after a year or two.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      There might really be some reason for it too. The former location and the one they just got booted from had a lot of floors leased as space for lots of computers by both private companies and government entities. I don’t recall who else was in the tower they were in off the top of my head though.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        True but the spies you sweat are the ones you DON’T know about. It’s a foregone concluson that anyone in an embassy or consulate is a spy – and what’s the purpose of a military attache?
        It’s a physical expreession of political outrage and disrupts diplomatic activity for a while but isn’t really substantial, it’s diplomatic posturing.
        Intel gathering may occur off-site but the Russians generally do the real work in a secure location that has diplomatic protection. Guys you wanna toss are the professional area analysts that have been doing the work for years but nowadays with the internet and all they can do the work from anywhere.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Seattle is a hotbed of communist/socialist/fascist/leftist activities. Likely a lot of Seattleites will be real sad to see their source of undercover income reduced considerably. Frankly, the leftie citizens of that area are a lot more problematic than the Russians because we can’t deport those dopes.

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    • nyetneetot says:

      Funny enough, due to the Ukrainian Spring mess, the Seattle liberals were anti-Russian. The new mayor had some negative thing to say about it, but only because Trump ordered it. They don’t know whether to condemn Trump or cheer that the Russians were expelled.
      They haz a sad. 😦

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  3. nyetneetot says:

    I saw this post here on my phone earlier in the day, but I wasn’t able to read the news until just before going to bed.

    BAWHAHAHAHAAHA!!!!!!

    That building is just a few blocks from my place. In fact they were in the building next to where I had office space last year. I’ll have to tell Mrs. Nyet. Too funny. They just moved in there a couple/few years ago from the building/hotel where the Governor had an office and former presidents regularly stayed in Downtown Seattle to raise money.
    I’m not exactly sure what closing it does for the people not officially attached to the embassy that won’t expelled.

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