Obama KOs Putin

President Barack Obama hits Russia with Sanctions [AFP/File / MANDEL NGAN]
President Barack Obama hits Russia with Sanctions [AFP/File / MANDEL NGAN]

President Obama has had enough of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This afternoon, the gloves came off and he issued a knockout punch.

In his response to the alleged Russian hacking of the presidential election, Obama kicked out 35 Russian diplomats and shuttered two Russian facilities in New York and Maryland.

According to the New York Post, a U.S. official told Reuters these individuals have 72 hours to leave the country.

“These actions were taken to respond to Russian harassment of American diplomats and actions by the diplomats that we have assessed to be not consistent with diplomatic practice,” the official told Reuters.

12/29/2016 2:41 PM by Jason Cohen

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