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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Remarkable that there have been no resignations from this administration after all that’s transpired over the last 60 days and now today. The oath is to “bear true faith and allegiance” to the U.S. Constitution. It’s written that way for moments like this.

I’ve had the privilege of serving with President-elect Joe Biden over the last decade. He’s the leader we need at this critical moment in history. I’ll be honored to join his NSC team under the leadership of @jakejsullivan . 12 days!

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I’m thrilled and honored to team up with @SafiraLeaf  to lead the MENA directorate at the National Security Council. Barbara is one our best and toughest diplomats. 26 hours! ??

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It’s the greatest honor to serve again on these historic grounds. Thank you for the kind words over the past few weeks. We’ll all do our best on behalf of the American people. ??

Statement from @PentagonPresSec  on airstrikes conducted tonight by U.S. military forces against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria.?

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Looking forward to the first meeting of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group tomorrow morning.?

Statement from National Security Advisor @JakeSullivan46  on the fire at Ibn al-Khatib hospital in Baghdad.

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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.

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.

I served for two years in the Trump administration. There’s never coherent planning on anything because Trump himself eschews process and reacts to whatever is in the news. It’s all chaos and spasms—and it won’t change so long as he’s president.

With everything going on don’t forget that this week saw the first direct confrontation between regular US and Russian ground forces ever with seven Americans injured when Russians rammed their vehicle. Why do Russians feel so emboldened?

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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Nothing to see here. Just a Russian military aircraft landing at JFK with 60 tons of medical supplies to support America’s #COVID19  response. A propaganda bonanza as our own government shrinks from America’s leadership role in a global crisis.

For the US to have one of the WORST domestic responses of any developed country in the world and then CEASE contributions to @WHO  in the middle of a raging global pandemic is an embarrassment—a sign of weakness, panic, and scapegoating. It also endangers American citizens. 1/2

If the White House has been sitting on credible intelligence about Russian threats to US forces overseas since MARCH, it further begs the question as to why it’s keeping an unclassified DNI threat assessment from the public for the first time ever. What’s in it??

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