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Former US Ambassador to Russia McFaul Blames Trump Victory on Moscow's Meddling
November 9, 2016
Michael McFaul said that Russia's alleged intervention in the US presidential campaign proved to be successful.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said Wednesday that Russia's alleged intervention in the US presidential campaign proved to be successful, after preliminary results showed Donald Trump's victory.
"Putin intervened in our elections and succeeded," McFaul posted in his official Twitter account.Earlier in October, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a statement blaming the Russian government for stealing and disclosing information on US political parties and individuals tied to the November elections.
The Russian government has rejected accusations of meddling in US elections saying that it had not received any official evidence from Washington to support the allegations.
In late October, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Western claims of Russian interference in the US presidential campaign were a mythical problem and hysteria.
According to the latest data, GOP nominee Donald Trump is leading in a number of key states, such as Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, which makes his chances of success significant.
According to The New York Times' Upshot project, the chances of Trump winning the election now stand at over 95 percent.
Michael McFaul on Vladimir Putin and Russia
Michael A. McFaul, PhD, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Michael McFaul is Professor of Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. [AD Note: There is a very well coordinated effort moving through American-based think tanks including the Hoover Institute where Michael McFaul is associated and other institutions to blame Russia for America's current political instability with Donald Trump being elected as America's 45th president.] He joined the Stanford faculty in 1995. He is also an analyst for NBC News and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post. Dr. McFaul served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House (2009-2012), and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2012-2014).
He has authored several books, including Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should, How We Can [AD Note: "Democracy" like in Libya, Iraq, Ukraine and Syria? Why did Russia under Vladimir Putin kick NED out of Russia?]; with Kathryn Stoner, Transitions To Democracy: A Comparative Perspective; with James Goldgeier, Power and Purpose: American Policy toward Russia after the Cold War; and Russia’s Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin. His current research interests include American foreign policy, great power relations, and the relationship between democracy and development.
Dr. McFaul was born and raised in Montana. He received his B.A. in International Relations and Slavic Languages and his M.A. in Soviet and East European Studies from Stanford University in 1986. As a Rhodes Scholar, he completed his D. Phil. in International Relations at Oxford University in 1991.
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