As if we didn’t see this coming…but Russia ain’t happy about it.
The Democrats have been talking about the Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election for over a month now; the so-called “Russian Hack” that has liberals all up in arms.
And now, Barack Obama has struck: According to a breaking report from Fox News, the president has announced sanctions against Russia’s intelligence services, and has also ejected “dozens of intelligence operatives from the U.S.”
Basically, this is the administration’s response to Moscow’s influencing the election (provided there’s any validity to such claims).
Obama did what he does best: He used an executive order and struck his blow. The president that has used more executive orders than any other president in the country’s history has not hesitated, and his move included another bombshell:
“…the State Department has declared 35 Russian intelligence operatives “persona non grata” in the U.S., giving them 72 hours to leave, and is shutting down two Russian compounds in Maryland and New York.”
And Russian president Vladimir Putin isn’t amused and has already said his country will consider retaliatory measures. Oh great. Good job, Barack. As for the immediate response from Russia on social media, it’s right here:
President Obama expels 35 ?? diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl ?? people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm. pic.twitter.com/mleqA16H8D
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) December 29, 2016
Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow:
“We think that such steps by a U.S. administration that has three weeks left to work are aimed at two things: to further harm Russian-American ties, which are at a low point as it is, as well as, obviously, to deal a blow to the foreign policy plans of the incoming administration of the president-elect.”
What’s next? Obama already pissed off the entire planet with the whole UN/Israel fiasco and now this? At this point, it seems like he’s just trying to make as big a splash as possible in the waning days of his reign.
And honestly, that “splash” is the result of one giant belly-flop from a million-foot diving board. This is getting out of hand and Donald Trump can’t get into the Oval Office fast enough!
Source: Fox News