Trump’s State Department is Granting Hundreds of Visas for Russian Spies

Friday morning Donald Trump met with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. This is either their first meeting or their fifteenth, depending on which statement by Trump you choose to believe. In any case, according to the White House, Trump went into the meeting with no agenda. He told reporters that he was honored to meet Putin. That’s a pretty cavalier attitude toward encountering the man who everyone in the U.S. intelligence community says interfered with our election last year.

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Trump obviously doesn’t care about the election hacking issue. He still insists that “nobody knows for sure” that the Russians were responsible. That opinion is not only dangerously misguided, it is an insult to America’s national security professionals. It also conveniently lets the guy who helped him get elected off the hook. However, it is not the only threat to which Trump is exposing the nation. CNN is reporting that Russian spies are pouring into the country courtesy of Trump’s State Department:

“Since the November election, US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have detected an increase in suspected Russian intelligence officers entering the US under the guise of other business, according to multiple current and former senior US intelligence officials. The Russians are believed to now have nearly 150 suspected intelligence operatives in the US, these sources said. Officials who spoke to CNN say the Russians are replenishing their ranks after the US in December expelled 35 Russian diplomats suspected of spying in retaliation for election-meddling.”

Those 35 diplomats were expelled by President Obama in response to the Russian hacking. It was just one of the actions taken despite Trump having said that Obama had done nothing. But now that Trump’s team is in place they are readmitting suspicious characters. These are potential operatives who could ramp up election tampering activities for 2018 and 2020. And American intelligence officials are worried about just that:

“Fueling law enforcement officials’ concern is that the Russians are targeting people in the US who can provide access to classified information, in addition to ongoing efforts to hack the US government for intelligence, according to several of the officials. In some cases, Russian spies have tried to gain employment at places with sensitive information as part of their intelligence-gathering efforts, the sources say. But that hasn’t stopped the State Department from issuing the temporary duty visas.”

Reports coming out of Trump’s meeting with Putin indicate that he was less than eager to hold the Russian’s accountable. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the focus was on moving forward. That must have pleased Putin immensely. I’m sure he’d like to get on with his plans to hack future American elections. And now, thanks to Trump, he’ll have an army of spies in the country to help achieve his goals.

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3 thoughts on “Trump’s State Department is Granting Hundreds of Visas for Russian Spies

  1. Putin: Donald! Great to finally meet you in person! Now, vy don’t you pass the time by playing a little solitaire! Good boy. Now, I vant to talk to you about these spies in your country. And while we’re all here, I vant to discuss my plans to invade Poland. Surely you have no objections to this, right? Of course you don’t! Good boy. What? Did Russia interfere with American election? Certainly not! You believe this absolutely. Very good.

    Has Donald Trump now pretty much committed every “crime” the FoxPods constantly accused Obama of committing? I think we’ve reached that stage, haven’t we?

  2. Since Donald the Drumpf (R) is giving the Russians all they want, flooding the USA with more Russian spies after President Obama threw them all out it’s very clear he’s a Russian tool.

  3. Trump did not meet V Putin today for the first time. That is another one of his lies so that everyone will think that the Golden Showers Dossier couldn’t possibly be true. Trump is a traitor to America. And so is his entire cabal. We need to impeach Trump asap using the 25th amendment. What are we waiting for Americans? Putin to set up camp in the White House? He’s about to do that as per his meeting with traitor trump and traitor tillerson today.

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