This is in RESPONSE to the USA expelling Russian diplomats back in December 2016.
At that time, General Mike Flynn advised the Russians not to retaliate immediately but wait for President Trump to officially come to power, after inauguration, where upon relations would be normalised, an the much touted detente would ensue.
What happened though, was that Mike Flynn was pushed out of power by DNC/GOP heckling, and tiny hands Trump did not have the balls to stand by the man who had befriended him well before Sessions and Bannon.
Then mild and weak Southern gentleman Jeff Sessions recused himself on the Russia hacking question, thus giving the open impression that something foul and fishy was up between Trump and the Russians (There wasn't)
Then finally, in July after a senate vote of 98--2, President Trump will have to sign into law a new slew of sanctions against Russia,,......and speak publicly to Americans why they are necessary.
The Russians had shown enough patience with...'Our cherished partners'.
Tiny hands Trump does not have the balls to understand that Russiagate nonsense.
Its a massive fraud (3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 24) engineered by John Podesta to undermine Trumps strong nationalist claims. Trump came to power on an America first ticket.
It conveniently also deflects attention from the very REAL CRIMES of the DNC.
This stuff from the DNC is not genius political strategy........its what little kids DO at school.....the world over.
"John, why are your marks IN MATHS so bad???......Mom, mom, the teacher's class is BORING.....she doesn't know how to teach"
What Trump has to do laser like is sort out is JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. It is filled with 80% O'bummer hold-overs.
1. Get rid of sack Rosenstein first and replace with a Trumper from............. Judicial Watch NGO, or a trusted lieutenant of Rudy Giuliani.
2. Push out Sessions, and bring in a Rudy Giuliani TEAM.(With or without Rudy---he can just as effectively work outside of the team from the TEAM BENCH on the side of the field....no?)
3. Declare the Mueller investigations as irrelevant, based on Meullers complicity with Hilary and the Russian Uranium deal.
4. GO on the offensive and prosecute the REAL DNC crimes over 30 years.....using several teams.
The Russians are expelling a lot of American diplomats, but here I'm going to play General Mike Flynn in December 2016............the Trump administration must not REACT overtly to this gesture, but must be calm and measured.
Putin also has a DEEP STATE, from where he originally came on the back of the Jewish oligarchs in 1999......so he can't be patient with 'Our cherished partners' forever.
Putin also projects himself as a right-wing nationalist in Russia.
Putin, with his upbringing in St. Petersburg and his postings especially in Germany, and fishing with the Bushes was originally an Atlantist integrationist.....closer ties with Europe and the West generally.
It is only through the aggressive work of USA administrations against basic, backyard Russian interests under the Clintons, Bush, Obummer and now Trump....that Putin has HAD TO EMBRACE CHINA and the Eurasian block in THE RUSSIAN DEEP STATE.
'FUCK THE WEST, RUSSIA IS AN ASIAN POWER'
TRUMP MUST NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE DNC HYPE OVER RUSSIA......at the very minimum.
Far More Working at Moscow Embassy Than Previous Estimates at antiwar.com
On Friday, Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions against the US, including ordering them to cap their staff at the US Embassy in Moscow to 455 by September 1. At the time, this was estimated to be around 100 people having to leave.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, however, told Russia-24 television that well in excess of a thousand people were working at the embassy, and that the new cap would mean some 755 US diplomats are going to have to leave the country to meet this cap.
The retaliatory move came a day after the Senate passed new sanctions against Russia, but was primarily retaliation against a move back in December, in which then-President Obama expelled Russian diplomats from the US and seized a pair of diplomatic compounds.
Russia has complained in recent weeks that there are “too many America spies” in Moscow. This was seen as a response to this concern, because like most countries, the US uses diplomatic credentials as a way to give its spies legal immunity.