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Next President of the United Fates of America
Trump is facing heavy resistance to his ... 
promantic Horsepoop   bromance with Vladimir Napoleon Putin.

Trump's foreign policy hopes for normalization with Russia and Putin took a hard hit.

Remocrats and Depublicans Lol join up to support the new Obama sanctions on Russia,
to include the expelling of Russian diplomats.

What should be pondered upon,
is the advice that his military advisors are giving him right now with this Obama action against Russia,
and his political team as well in response to the unity seen between both parties over this hacking issue.

First a summary from the news:
Ryan and McConnell back Russia sanctions
Quote:Congressional Republican leaders Hmm2
endorsed President Obama's decision to impose sanctions on Russian intelligence officials 
in retaliation for cyberattacks against the Democratic National Committee 
and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

"Russia does not share America's interests," 
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday. 
"In fact, it has consistently sought to undermine them, 
sowing dangerous instability around the world. 
While today's action by the administration is overdue, 
it is an appropriate way to end eight years of failed policy with Russia."

Ryan has walked a fine line between agreeing with the U.S. intelligence agencies 
who assess that Russia was behind the hacks and leaks, 
which hampered Clinton's campaign, 
while emphasizing that President-elect Trump won the election fairly. 

His support for the sanctions ensures at least a measure of bipartisan support 
for targeting Russian cyberattacks going forward, 
despite Trump's stated disbelief that Russia was behind the hacks.

"Sanctions against the Russian intelligence services are a good initial step, however late in coming," 
McConnell said. 
"As the next Congress reviews Russian actions against networks associated with the U.S. election, 
we must also work to ensure that any attack against the United States 
is met with an overwhelming response."

Trump will have the authority to reverse the sanctions, 
which were issued by executive order, 
but the GOP leaders' comments suggest that move could face bipartisan opposition.

"I hope the incoming Trump administration, 
which has been far too close to Russia throughout the campaign and transition, 
won't think for one second about weakening these new sanctions or our existing regime," 
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, 
the incoming leader of the Senate Democrats, said Thursday. 
"Both parties ought to be united in standing up to Russian interference in our elections, 
to their cyberattacks, 
their illegal annexation of Crimea and other extra-legal interventions."

The political debate over Russia's actions in the elections was politically charged throughout the fall 
as Clinton cited them to accuse Trump of having too-close ties to Russia.

That dynamic was exacerbated, after the election, 
when the CIA told Congress that analysts believed Russia was working with the goal of electing Trump.

Trump will have the authority to rescind the sanctions when he takes office, 
but Obama's team thinks that their decision to target Russian intelligence officials 
will make it politically-difficult for him to do so.
 "I don't think it'd make much sense to invite back in Russian intelligence agents," 
a senior administration official told reporters on a conference call Thursday afternoon.

"For eight years the foreign policy of the Obama administration Whip
has rested upon an effort to drawdown America's conventional military capabilities, 
commitments and forward presence, 
and increased reliance upon international organizations and rhetoric," 
McConnell said. 

"Aggressive behavior short of a military attack upon our country, 
will only stop when it is deterred.
The Russians are not our friends. 
And clearly the Obama administration has not yet dissuaded them 
from attempting to breach our cybersecurity systems, 
or harass our diplomats in Moscow."

The debate over confirming Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson 

could be a battleground for fighting over those sanctions, 
given that some Republicans have urged him to endorse future sanctions on Russia. 

"Here's what I'm looking for from the new secretary of state: 
Do you understand that Russia is a bad actor all over the world?" 
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said before Christmas. 

"Are you willing to do something about it? 
You opposed sanctions in the past. 
If you oppose sanctions in the future, 
then you're letting Russia get away with it, 
you're inviting more aggression by Iran and China and North Korea, 
and I don't think you have the judgment to be secretary of state."    Hmm2

Now if you went through and read all that,
from all those demo's and repub's,
read between the lines,
in this Trump statement over the Obama sanctions to the Russian hacking:

Quote:It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,” 
Trump said. 
“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.”

Trump knows that he has alreday lost round one of ... 
From Russia With Love,
Russian Roulette.

Trump's gambling dice are suddenly not so Hot Ice.
Trump is starting to realize that the honeymoon with election,
and with Putin,
are already over.

It will be very interesting to see how he readjusts to all this once in office.
Russia responds to US sanctions
Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in the statement.
Quote:"The outgoing US administration has not given up on its hope of dealing one last blow to relations with Russia, which it has already destroyed. 
Using obviously inspired leaks in the US media, 
it is trying to threaten us again with expansion of anti-Russian sanctions, 
'diplomatic' measures and even subversion of our computer systems. 

Moreover, this final New Year's 'greeting' from Barack Obama's team, 
which is already preparing to leave the White House, 
is being cynically presented as a response to some cyberattacks from Moscow.

"Frankly speaking, we are tired of lies about Russian hackers 
that continue to be spread in the United States from the very top. 

The Obama administration launched this misinformation half a year ago 
in a bid to play up to the required nominee at the November presidential election, 
and having failed to achieve the desired effect, 
has been trying to justify its failure by taking it out with a vengeance on Russian-US relations.

"However, the truth about the White House-orchestrated provocation is bound to surface sooner or later. 
In fact, this is already happening. 
On December 8, US media quoted Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp 
as saying that the local authorities tracked down the origin of a hacker attack 
on his voter registration database after the election. 

The attack was traced to an IP address of the Department of Homeland Security. 
This was followed by an attempt to quickly cover up this information 
by a flood of new anti-Russian accusations that did not contain a single piece of evidence.

"We can only add that if Washington takes new hostile steps, it will receive an answer. 

This applies to any actions against Russian diplomatic missions in the United States, 
which will immediately backfire at US diplomats in Russia. 

The Obama administration probably does not care at all about the future of bilateral relations, 
but history will hardly forgive it for this après-nous-le-deluge attitude."


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