White House staffers want Russian diplomats expelled from the US because of the poisoned spy case in England. This poisoning of former GRU Col. Skripal and his daughter has been used by UK officials and the European Union and NATO as part of its anti-Russia campaign. They blame Putin and the Russian state for the poisoning using some type of nerve agent. But the case is unclear as to just who did the deed. Was it really Russia and Putin? Or maybe some Russian mafiya? Or some Russian oligarch? Or the UK or USA?
...."President Donald Trump's advisers are poised to recommend that he expel some Russian diplomats from the U.S. in response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy living in the U.K., a person familiar with the matter said.
The advisers reached the preliminary recommendations at a National Security Council meeting on Wednesday and honed them on Friday in a gathering that included Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, according to two people familiar with the meeting.
Trump has not made a decision and is unlikely to do so before next week, one of the people said....."