The Obama administration’s ridiculous assertion that Russia interfered with the inevitable coronation of Hillary Clinton has gone nuclear.
After the outgoing president slapped new and dire sanctions on Russia, after expelling 35 Russian diplomats from America, the Russian government has responded – and it’s not pretty. Calling out Obama for his lack of evidence, and for this obvious political stunt right before a new face takes the White House, the Russian response was harsh.
“The silent, months-long contempt expressed by the Russian political class toward the departing White House Administration was suddenly interrupted on Thursday by U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new set of anti-Russian sanctions.
“In Russian media, in the political class and among government officials, the reaction in Moscow was fierce, vocal and pugnacious.
“Obama’s decision to expel Russian diplomats—in addition to sanctioning a number of Russian companies and individuals—is nothing but evidence of the agony of the outgoing administration, Konstantin Kosachev, head of the International Committee of the Russian Upper House of Parliament, said to RIA Novosti. ‘The leaving administration has no reason and no political or moral right for such drastic and disruptive steps with regards to bilateral relations with Russia. Forgive me for being harsh, but I just cannot find other words: this is the agony of not the lame ducks, but of political corpses,’ the Russian Senator said. ‘[President Obama] put at stake the U.S.’s reputation as an adequate state that ensures policy continuity in the process of change of power.’
“’This is really a disturbing news,’ responded Kosachev’s deputy, Alexei Chepa. According to the politician, Obama’s goal was simply to create new problems for President-elect Donald Trump—more obstacles in building better relations with Russia. ‘It creates additional difficulties for the [Trump] administration to overcome later.’”
It seems that the Russians are displaying common sense in a much more appropriate manner than the lame duck, short-timing Obama administration, whose nasty and bratty actions, fueled by an evidence-deficient conspiracy theory, could be putting the entire country at risk.
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