For the length of the Trump presidency, there has been a cloud of suspicion hanging over the administration. From the moment the unexpected election results rolled in, liberals went searching for a reason that President Trump won. According to their reports, there was just no way that the American people could have really wanted him to win.
However, after months of probing and investigating some interesting things have come to light. The first of which is that many people did try to throw the election, but most of them did it in the direction of Hillary. The Justice Department, as well as some pretty shady donors, were all sure that she would win, and they put their eggs in that basket.
One of the only good things to come of the probing and investigating is that there was indeed discovered to be undercover Russian operatives in the United States, they just didn’t work for President Trump. In fact, according to Fox News, when President Trump discovered what was going on, he not only kicked them out, but he shut down a Russian consulate:
“President Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officers in the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle in response to the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in the U.K. earlier this month, senior administration officials said.
The steps, following Britain’s expulsion of Russian diplomats, are meant to send a message to Moscow that actions have consequences, the officials said. The Seattle consulate is being closed because of its proximity to submarine bases, as well as Boeing.
‘With these steps, the United States and our allies and partners make clear to Russia that its actions have consequences,’ White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. ‘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.’
Russia, which has been blamed for the attack, has denied wrongdoing.
Officials said a total of 60 Russians are being expelled, including 48 at the Russian embassy and 12 at the United Nations. The individuals and their families have been given seven days to leave the United States.
‘Today, the United States began the process of expelling 12 intelligence operatives from the Russian Mission to the United Nations who have abused their privilege of residence in the United States,’ UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said Monday. ‘After a review, we have determined that the 12 intelligence operatives engaged in espionage activities that are adverse to our national security.’
Officials said the president made the decision after several intelligence meetings last week, and was continuously briefed about the process over the weekend.
The administration had said it was considering a range of ‘options’ in response to the March 4 poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. They were apparently poisoned with a Soviet-produced, military-grade nerve agent and remain unconscious and in critical condition.
At a summit in Brussels, the 28 EU leaders agreed with Britain that it is ‘highly likely’ Russia is responsible for the attack on Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.
Trump previously joined British Prime Minister Theresa May and the leaders of France and Germany in condemning the poisoning.
‘It is an assault on UK sovereignty and any such use by a state party is a clear violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and a breach of international law. It threatens the security of us all,’ they said in a joint statement.
They also wrote ‘there is no plausible alternative explanation’ for the attack and that the Kremlin’s failure to respond to a legitimate request for an explanation “further underlines its responsibility.’
Russia has fiercely denied any involvement in the poisoning, saying that it had destroyed its chemical weapons and had no motive to kill Skripal, who was convicted of spying for Britain but released in a 2010 spy swap. Still, Moscow has, in turn, ordered 23 British diplomats to leave.
The EU’s position follows May sharing with group leaders information about why Britain is convinced Moscow was behind the attack, including the type of poison used — a Soviet-developed nerve agent known as Novichok — and intelligence that Russia has produced it within the past decade.”
Despite the months of accusations directed toward every possible Trump Administration official, this administration had nothing to do with the Russians who were working in the United States, in fact, they don’t appreciate it at all.
Sadly, just like the biggest kid in a schoolyard, the United States has had the displeasure of having many other countries come up and take a swing at us. It would be the pinnacle of any would be world leader’s career to defeat the United States, and it’s paramount to our protection that we stay vigilant about this at all times.
That’s the reason behind things like stricter immigration control and vetting for anyone who wants to live here permanently. There will always be someone who wants to take us down, from both the outside and inside.