The Russian consulate in San Francisco, Russia's oldest diplomatic mission in the United States, is being shut down Saturday. In preparation for leaving the building it appears the Russian diplomats may have burned some documents in the mission's fireplace, prompting a visit to their gate from the San Francisco Fire Department. Firefighters did not go inside the building and no air quality citation was issued over the burning.
It isn't clear if the shutdown of the San Francisco consulate and Russian annexes to their Embassy and consulate in New York City will end the tit for tat, as the Russians had previously indicated. Nor is it clear whether Russia will abstain from responding this weekend by ordering Americans out before FSB searches the U.S. consulates in Vladivostok or Yekaterinburg.
The infuriating part about this destructive diplomatic escalation is how it is rooted in a massive hoax perpetuated on the American people by deep state hacks. That is, criminals like James Clapper and John Brennan (together with an utterly compromised and Clinton protecting FBI led by director James Comey and his Democratic hack deputy Andrew McCabe) fanatically opposed to any detente with Moscow, and determined to wreck Donald Trump's presidency before he could take office. The evidence is now overwhelming that there was no hack of the Democratic National Committee, much less by Russians, and that the Guccifer 2.0 persona Democrat-connected cyber security firm Crowdstrike attributed to the GRU was a fabrication -- in former UN Iraq weapons inspector Scott Ritter's words 'a donkey in the a bear costume'. -- JWSRead More