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Former US Ambassador Claims He Never Met Navalny but Unearthed Photo Shows Otherwise

Posted On: Mar 5, 2021   |   Posted By: MintPress News

Outspoken former American Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul was in hot water yesterday after internet sleuths found pictorial evidence contradicting his claims that he never met Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny.
Replying to an assertion that Navalny is an American puppet, the loquacious diplomat and academic known for his propensity for social media drama insisted that “Navalny has never received one dime from the U.S. government. That is a complete myth. 100% false. When I was the U.S. ambassador to Russia, he wouldn't even meet with me. Not once.”
McFaul's assertions were undermined somewhat when Russian journalist Murad Gazdiev responded with a picture of McFaul meeting him at a dinner in 2012, during his time in office in Moscow. The pair apparently conversed for long enough for it to be newsworthy to local media, who noted that “At the other end of the hall, Alexei Navalny - clad in a dark sweater and blue jeans - spoke with U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, who preferred more formal...

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