Ambassador to the USSR (and then Russia) Jack Matlock puts “notorious” contacts with Russian officials in perspective

March 4, 2017


There is no more knowledgeable a specialist on issues like this obscenely over-hyped one.  Even Michael McFaul, U.S. ambassador to Russia (Dec. 2011 to Feb. 2014), who made it a practice to cultivate and encourage everyone and his brother (and sister) who were strongly opposed to Kremlin leaders, and has been a Daily Beast favorite, has ridiculed the media witch-hunt pursuit of those who dare talk to Russians.  (Ray remembers reading, while in Palestine, of McFaul’s comments; strangely, Google seems unable to find them.)