Ambassador McFaul: Russians have leaked my conversations

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on Sunday accused the Russian government of leaking his private conversations.

"There is no doubt that I am a primary subject of interest for them, and from time to time they have also leaked conversations I've had that I thought were private," McFaul said on NBC's "Meet The Press."

McFaul's comments came on the heels of a leaked phone call involving Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland. In the call, Nuland is apparently heard saying,  "F--- the E.U." She has since apologized.

White House press secretary Jay Carney has suggested Russia was behind the leaking of the call.

McFaul characterized the U.S.-Russia relationship as one of "some cooperation, some disagreement." He plans to step down as ambassador following the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

 

 

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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