Trump Orders the Expulsion of 60 Russian Diplomats Following U.K. Chemical Attack on Ex-Spy
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.
Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers pic.twitter.com/WQ8sQSdmqp
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 26, 2018
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.
The White House says Trump personally made the decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats in response to the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy. But when Trump spoke with Vladimir Putin last week, he didn’t raise Moscow’s role in the attack. They haven’t spoken since, WH says
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) March 26, 2018
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