While leftists in the mainstream media continue searching for the long fabled “collusion” between Russia and Trump — which seems to be their version of the quest for the Holy Grail — the president is busy actually doing his job.
Trump has given the order to boot 60 Russian intelligence officers from the United States after discovering evidence of Moscow’s use of chemical weapons against a former spy in the United Kingdom.
The Washington Examiner has more details:
Out of the 60, 48 work at the Russian Embassy and 12 at the United Nations in N.Y.
Trump’s actions are meant to “make it clear to Russia that their actions have consequences,” one senior administration official said.
The Russian intelligence officials, who are considered to be aggressive information collectors, have seven days to leave the U.S.
Before taking action against Russia, Trump said he wanted evidence that the Kremlin was behind the chemical attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4. The two survived, but the U.K. and other nations have condemned Russia for the attack. The Kremlin denies any connection to the incident.
Bloomberg is also reporting:
European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday that 14 European Union countries will expel Russia diplomats as well.
The U.K. already expelled 23 Russian diplomats in response to the attack on Skripal and his daughter, which Prime Minister Theresa May’s government determined was perpetrated by Russia. Putin’s government in turn ordered 23 British diplomats out of Russia over what it called “unsubstantiated accusations,” and the Kremlin on Monday said it would act reciprocally if Trump expels officials.
Germany expelled four Russian diplomats on Monday, the Foreign Ministry in Berlin said on Twitter, citing Russia’s lack of an explanation over the Salisbury attack. “We didn’t take this decision lightly,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.
Seems awfully strange for Trump to be kicking out Russian officers if he has such a close, intimate working relationship with Putin and the gang, doesn’t it?
Yet, despite the complete and total lack of evidence to support their wild theory and the clear action Trump has taken on numerous occasions — such as this one — to show he’s a man dedicated to fulfilling his responsibilities, liberals will continue their witch hunt in hopes of bringing him down. It’s shameful.