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Friday, December 30, 2016

Trump on sanctions: "It's time to move on"

President-elect Donald J. Trump in discussing the sanctions against Russia for their alleged hacking our 2016 election said that "it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things."

He made that comment in a written response four hours after the sanctions announcement was made. "Nevertheless, in the interest of our country and its great people, I will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week in order to be updated on the facts of this situation."

The Obama amateur administration announced sanctions against Russia's intelligence services. They will be ejecting around 35 intelligence operatives from the U.S. as part of a response to the election influencing allegations.

It seems a bit worrisome that Trump believes we should "move on" before getting an intelligence update on the facts. 

Lame duck President Obama used an executive order to sanction the GRU and FSB, both Russian intelligence services.

Putin, on the other hand, said that he will wait until Trump is in office before he retaliates with sanctions of his own.

Let's hope the Donald Trump doesn't cozy up to Putin and maintains fierce vigilance over Russia's actions. But to be clear, what Russia did was to hack into the DNC and Podesta's emails, not into the actual election as the Democrats would like us to believe.