It appears Russians are burning documents and such ahead of the ordered closures of diplomatic compounds in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Here’s D.C.:
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) September 1, 2017
And here’s the scene in San Francisco:
— Justin Sullivan (@sullyfoto) September 1, 2017
— Robert Humphrey (@RobertCHumphrey) September 1, 2017
Firefighters showed up and were told that the diplomats had a “fire going in the fireplace”:
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 1, 2017
Uh-uh. Because people who grew up with Russian winters totally get cold on 100-degree days:
— Bandit Aléatoire (@BanditRandom) September 1, 2017
Nothing to see here!
Outside the SF Russian Consulate as smoke billows:
"Ve are not burning evidence, comrade! It is S'mores Day in Mother Russia." pic.twitter.com/5afoDCmZXI
— DemWrite 🇺🇸 (@DemWrite) September 1, 2017
According to reports, the Russians are saying the FBI will search the compounds tomorrow which would explain the fires:
Apparently Russia Today is reporting these facilities were going to be searched tomorrow. Russians burning documents before the depart.
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) September 1, 2017