The State Department ordered Russian delegates in San Francisco to get out of town earlier this week and today smoke began billowing from the consulate’s chimney, which means they’re either electing a new pope, fighting a kitchen fire, or burning things.
Black smoke billows from a chimney on the roof of the #Russian consulate in #SF a day before the occupants must vacate. pic.twitter.com/hWMtfm7oav
— Justin Sullivan (@sullyfoto) September 1, 2017
Earlier today, Russia’s foreign minister released a statement that, according to Russian propaganda-outlet RT, says US “security services” are planning to search the consulate tomorrow, once the diplomats have left.
Obviously who knows if that’s true but if it were me and I threw out the diplomats from the consulate I would in fact search it just in case they left any juicy tidbits behind.