Smoke Pours from Russian Consulate as Secrets Burn - Firemen Rush to Scene

from Russia Insider:

Russian diplomats began torching evidence shortly after the US announced it would search the San Francisco premises with almost no advance warning.

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Welp, it's spy vs. spy in San Francisco, as the US spy-catchers, - that would be the FBI, as anyone watching 'The Americans' will know - close in on their Russian prey.

Events took a comical turn when the Russians created so much smoke from incinerating golly-knows-what in the fireplace, usually the scene of cozy vodka sing-alongs, that alarmed neighbors called the fire department - who rushed to the scene.

But the embassy employees told the brave first responders they couldn't come in, that everything was under control, just a little evidence destruction, all in a day's work for Russia's finest.

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This mad scramble to clear out is not just because the US suddenly announced they were going to do a flash search, but also because the diplomats are getting kicked out on short notice - they have to be out by tomorrow, and were only given a couple days notice.

That's not very diplomatic - they could have given a couple weeks notice at least.

Drats, they got away again! Stan Beeman, the FBI agent who never notices the Russian spies right under his nose in 'The Americans'

Drats, they got away again! Stan Beeman, the FBI agent who never notices the Russian spies right under his nose in 'The Americans'

No doubt there was a lot of stuff that had to be torched, hard drives to be smashed and acid-washed Hillary-style, that sort of thing.  Zerohedge has some insight into the situation:

It remains to be determined if the NYT or the WaPo will report some time around 7pm on Friday, citing unnamed NSA/CIA/Deep State sources, that among the items burned were Donald Trump's official KGB recruiting papers, videotapes of the president enjoying golden showers from Russian hookers and, of course, a first lien on the US granted to Vladimir Putin.

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