Russia quickly responded after President Barack Obama issued new sanctions against the nation in retaliation for unproven charges that Russian intelligence interfered with the U.S. election with the recent release of Democratic party emails.
Russia’s UK embassy trolled President Obama on Twitter, referring to Obama’s lame duck status, calling him “hapless” and referring to “Cold War deja vu.”
President Obama expels 35 🇷🇺 diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl 🇺🇸 people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm. pic.twitter.com/mleqA16H8D
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) December 29, 2016
As Breitbart News reported, the executive order issued by President Obama is part of a series of actions taken by this administration to ratchet up tensions with Russia, including sending tanks and troops to Europe and putting a provision in the defense authorization bill that would allow Syrian anti-government fighters to have access to surface-to-air missiles.
The order comes after months of unproven claims by the Obama administration that Russian intelligence agencies influenced the U.S. election by releasing emails through Wikileaks that proved embarrassing to Democrats. The releases include such details as the fact that Hillary Clinton was given debate questions ahead of time, which were dismissed by Democrats because they supposedly came from Russia.
The accusations of Russian involvement from Democrats and the media intensified after Donald Trump’s landslide victory in November.