Brett McGurk

Brett McGurk


Payne Distinguished Lecturer @Stanford. Foreign Affairs Analyst @NBCNews/@MSNBC. Former Presidential Envoy. Served under Bush, Obama, Trump. Dad. @CarnegieMEC.

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The United States must stand in full solidarity with France, our oldest ally. It must do so unequivocally and offer all appropriate support to dismantle the networks now targeting French citizens on its own soil. FRUS#Nice 

“As un-American as it gets,” says Ben Ginsberg, lifetime GOP election attorney, on Trump’s transparent campaign of voter suppression.👇

Bob Gates on Donald Trump: “He is unqualified and unfit to be commander-in-chief.” Plainly said by a man who served EIGHT presidents. US

Trump says stop counting where I’m winning but keep counting where I’m losing. Biden says count all the votes regardless. One position is consistent with the principles of democracy. The other is not at all. It’s that basic.

Findings by international observers: “Baseless allegations of systematic deficiencies, notably by the incumbent president ... harm public trust in democratic institutions.” "Making sure that every vote is counted is a fundamental obligation for all branches of government."

I’ve been through two presidential transitions. They’re complicated in the best case. To deny basic access in the midst of a raging pandemic that’s now killing 1k Americans per day is not just petty—it endangers national security and public health.👇

With the sudden changes at DOD, Esper should tell the American people exactly what he meant by this in his exit interview: “Who's going to come in behind me? It's going to be a real 'yes' man. And then God help us.”

If Trump and his senior advisors are debating major military operations of any kind then it’s all the more urgent for the incoming commander-in-chief to have immediate access to national security information and reporting.

If anyone inside the USG sees activity like this then it’s time to call it out and resign with some honor rather than be complicit in the active sabotage of America’s national security.👇

President-Elect @JoeBiden  is building an all star national security team. These are some of the kindest and most competent people I’ve ever known. Brilliant picks. Our country will be in capable hands. 58 Days!👇

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Here’s how this scene was viewed live in Australia. One of America’s closest and most dependable allies. Rendered speechless. Just watch.

Donald Trump is not a Commander-in-Chief. He makes impulsive decisions with no knowledge or deliberation. He sends military personnel into harm’s way with no backing. He blusters and then leaves our allies exposed when adversaries call his bluff or he confronts a hard phone call.

This is an obscene and ignorant statement. 200k innocent people displaced. Hundreds dead. Credible reports of war crimes. ISIS prisoners escaping. US evacuating and bombing its own positions or handing them to Russia. Two kids in a lot?

Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to death. That’s a war crime.

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Turkish forces have fired on a declared U.S. military outpost in northern Syria. Turkey knows all of our locations down to the precise grid coordinate as confirmed by SECDEF and CJCS only two hours ago. This was not a mistake.

For the United States of America to have the worst #Covid_19  trajectory in the ENTIRE world (even accounting for questionable data from China) represents a catastrophic failure of national leadership. The warnings were all there. There’s no excuse.

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