NYT – President Vladimir V. Putin announced on Sunday that the American diplomatic mission in Russia would have to cut its staff by 755 employees, a response to the new American sanctions that escalated the tensions between Washington and Moscow.
“Over 1,000 employees — diplomats and technical workers — worked and continue to work today in Russia; 755 will have to stop this activity,” he said, according to both a clip shown on state-run Rossiya 1 television and a transcript provided by the Interfax news agency.
Although the reduction in American diplomatic staff had been announced on Friday, in response to a law passed in Congress last week expanding sanctions against Russia, the president’s statement was the first to confirm the large number of embassy personnel involved.
Speaking in a television interview on the Rossiya 1 network, Mr. Putin said that Russia had run of patience waiting for relations with the United States to improve.
“We waited for quite some time that maybe something will change for the better, had such hope that the situation will somehow change, but, judging by everything, if it changes, it will not be soon,” Mr. Putin said in the interview, according to Interfax news agency.
Well, there we go. Trump-O-Rama was forced to stop S’ing Putin’s D because Congress just shoved a bunch of sanctions up Putin’s rear and stripped Don of the power to veto the sanctions. Think back to when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was stripped of his official power. It’s like that only with less crack. Putin was so pissed of he booted ten times the diplomats Obama kicked out of the US 8 months ago when they caught the Ruskies dicking around.
God, I hope the next shoe to drop is the alleged Trump Pee Pee tape. If Putin’s mad enough to put the kibosh on relations with the US, I certainly hope he’s mad enough to leak the tape of the leakers leaking on the man who hates leakers and leaks.
A source close to the FBI told a friend of mine said the FBI is in the process of formulating a contingency plan to seize the White House should things go sideways internationally. He said between this and the bullshit with China and North Korea; they’re scared to death Trump will start a major international incident because he’s so stupid.
I hope he’s wrong, cuz the last six months have been bangin’!