Trump Orders the Expulsion of 60 Russian Diplomats Following U.K. Chemical Attack on Ex-Spy

President Donald Trump has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats following a chemical attack on a former Russian spy in the United Kingdom — an attack for which the U.S. is blaming Russia.

As part of the expulsion order, the Russian consulate in Seattle will be shuttered. The 60 diplomats and their families are under orders to leave the U.S. within seven days.

CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reports that Trump did not address the attack with Vladimir Putin during his congratulatory call to the newly re-elected Russian president last week. Collins further reports that the two have not spoken since.

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