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Security guards wait outside of the compound of the Trade Representation building of the Russian Federation on September 2, 2017 in Washington DC. (Photo by AFP)
Security guards wait outside of the compound of the Trade Representation building of the Russian Federation on September 2, 2017 in Washington DC. (Photo by AFP)
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An analyst says the FBI search of Russian consulates in the United States is a “serious breach of diplomatic protocol,” but the target is probably US President Donald Trump not Russia.

“Obviously the whole issue was a travesty, the fact of this tit-for-tat in closing embassies on one side and ... we do not know exactly where it is going to stop … we just do not know what is going to happen, it has gotten into kind of an escalation, it is hard to forecast, but the fact that the FBI had gone into the US trade council raises the question, 'what are they really looking for?'” William Jones, a member of the Executive Intelligence Review, told Press TV in an interview on Sunday.

“But given the fact that there is an arm of the FBI, an arm of the US intelligence community, which is going after President Trump … this may be something that is directed against the president himself,” he said.