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On Monday, Axios reported that John Sullivan, the U.S. ambassador to Russia, is refusing to leave the country — despite being "advised" by Kremlin officials to get out.
"Russia's foreign ministry announced Friday it would expel 10 American diplomats and bar current officials, such as Attorney General Merrick Garland, from visiting Russia," reported Jonathan Swan. "But the Russians didn't expel Sullivan. Instead, the Kremlin summoned him to meet with a top foreign policy official, Yuri Ushakov, who recommended he go back to Washington for consultations with Biden officials."
"Sullivan's view, according to people familiar with his thinking, is that if Putin wants him to leave, he'll have to force him," continued the report.
Russia imposed the expulsions in response to new U.S. sanctions on a number of the country's political and intelligence officials — a belated retaliation for the Solar Winds hack and military aggression in the Ukraine.
Also on Monday, US Defense Department spokesman John Kirby warned about the size of Russia's troop build-up on the border with Ukraine.
"It is the largest buildup we've seen certainly since 2014, which resulted in the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity," Kirby told a news conference. "It is certainly bigger than the last one in 2014."
The 1984 Democratic Party nominee for president passed away on Monday.
"Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, died Monday. He was 93," the Associated Press reported. "The death of the former senator, ambassador and Minnesota attorney general was announced in a statement from his family. No cause was cited."
"Mondale followed the trail blazed by his political mentor, Hubert H. Humphrey, from Minnesota politics to the U.S. Senate and the vice presidency, serving under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981," the AP reported. "His own try for the White House, in 1984, came at the zenith of Ronald Reagan's popularity. Mondale's selection of Rep. Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate made him the first major-party presidential nominee to put a woman on the ticket, but his declaration that he would raise taxes helped define the race.
Reagan won the Electoral College 525-13.
On Fox News Monday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) engaged in a round of saber-rattling against China, naming a number of inarguable atrocities committed by the country — but even going so far as to threaten that the United States could declare war against them.
"What do you think we need to be doing in terms of sending China a clear message, given their increased military activity and all the different ways that they're challenging us on the world stage?" asked Ben Domenech, chief of The Federalist.
"Stand up for the Uighurs," said Graham. "Your father-in-law is rolling over in his grave now, the America John McCain fought for and was willing to die for is changing in front of us. I like what Trump did, he stood up to the Chinese. You steal our stuff, you're going to pay a price. Human rights still matters. Let the Chinese know that if you try to take Taiwan, we'll have a war and you'll lose it."
Trump, notably, did not express much interest in standing up for human rights, at one point even telling Chinese President Xi Jinping that he approved of the Uighur concentration camps.
Graham: Let the Chinese know that if you try to take Taiwan, we’ll have a war and you’ll lose it https://t.co/2zQOIPbiMP— Acyn (@Acyn)1618876508.0
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