>> The Trump Administration on Thursday demanding Vladimir Putin cut down Russia's diplomatic presence in the United States, the latest volley in a growing confrontation. The US ordering Russia to close its consulate in San Fransisco, as well as two diplomatic annex buildings in Washington, DC, and New York. The move in retaliation for Putin's order last month cutting the US diplomatic and technical staff in Russia by more than half.
Moscow infuriated after the US Congress imposed a sweeping new set of sanctions against it for interfering in the 2016 elections. President Trump, who has sought closer ties to Moscow, going along with the sanctions, but only grudgingly, amid multiple probes into whether his own campaign colluded with the Kremlin.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert saying in a statement, Putin's order was unwarranted and detrimental to the overall relationship between the two countries.