Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul

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The insecurity and weakness of the Putin regime is on vivid display today. Putins fear of @navalny  is deep.

If Putin were strong, legitimate, and popular, he would be ignoring @navalny  return right now.

The Democratic Credibility Of The U.S. Has Taken A Hit. Here's How To Fix It.

Three days before his swearing in, @JoeBiden  and his new national security team was just handed their first major foreign policy crisis from Putin- how to respond to @navalny  arrest.

They tried and failed to kill @navalny , so now they arrested him. Criminal regime.

Somehow, the mix in my Twitter feed right now of Navalny brave act of peaceful civic resistance and remembrances of MLK does not seem accidental.

@navalny  ‘s “crime”— surviving a state-sponsored assassination attempt and refusing to be chased away from his own country. Patriot.


According to reporting including @MeetThePress  , Trump called Putin 6 times in 2 months - March 30th, April 9th, April 10th, April 12, May 7th, June 1 ! That would be a crazy number of calls to any foreign leader. But to Putin? What on earth were they discussing? So strange.

Trump obviously has no idea what words like facism and totalitarianism mean. To those who wrote that speech, shame on you. To those that cleared on this speech, shame on you. Perhaps the most un- American speech ever delivered by an American president, on the eve of July 4th.

For those of us who study autocracies, including elections in autocracies, there were a lot of familiar messages, symbols, and methods on display this week at the #RNCConvention . THREAD

If you were as moved as I was by Ambassador Yovanovitch‘ s testimony today , retweet #BravoMasha  !

Those who lied about the presidential election results for months deeply divided our country. Their hypocrisy now in calling for unity now is stunning.

I am dumfounded by how poorly we were prepared to defend our Capitol today. We need an independent investigation.

"C'mon man !" I loved it when Obama used that phrase when I worked for him.

To all those Trump supporters now calling for unity, the single most important act towards unity is for you to state unequivocally that Biden won a free and fair election. Until you say that, all of your other words are empty.