Moscow Furious Over US Plan To Search Russia Trade Mission, Calls It “Unprecedented Aggressive Action”

Saturday, September 2, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Sep 2, 2017

Yesterday, the San Francisco fire department scrambled a team of firefighters to the city’s Russian consulate (scheduled to be vacated today in the latest tit-for-tat diplomatic escalation between the US and Russia) following reports of “blowing smoke”, only to learn that the Russians were engaged in what appears to have been some last minute confidential document “redaction.”

Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, explained that the smoke was part of a “mothballing” according to Reuters.

“In relation to this, the windows could be closed, the light could be turned off, the water could be drained out, the heating appliances could be turned off, the garbage could be thrown away, essential services could be turned off and many other things,” she wrote on social media.

Of course, what was really going on was some last minute document destruction (although the old-fashioned way and not involving a hammer, several blackberries, and thousands of deleted emails) and as subsequent events have showed, the Russians had reason to be paranoid: on Saturday, the US unveiled its intention to search the soon to be vacant Russian trade mission in Washington, a move which has infuriated Moscow, prompting Russia to summon the deputy chief of mission of the US Embassy in Moscow to lodge a note of protest over the planned search, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Anthony F. Godfrey was summoned to the ministry on Saturday, it said in a statement, adding that Russian diplomats have been denied access to the trade mission building despite it being owned by Russia and protected by diplomatic immunity.

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2 Responses to “Moscow Furious Over US Plan To Search Russia Trade Mission, Calls It “Unprecedented Aggressive Action””

  1. Craig Mouldey

    I smell a rat! This search would present the perfect opportunity for Meuller in his never ending witch hunt for anything against Donald Trump. They can say they found documents which prove Trump colluded with the Russians. Show us the documents! Nobody can see them because of national security.

  2. Strayhorse

    Same thing is going on in the American consulate in Russia after American personnel were asked to leave. There is far more damaging information in the hard drives and wikileaks emails of Hillary, Clinton Foundation, Huma, Wasserman, Blumenthal, Obama and Podesta emails than the Russian trade building.


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