I’m not an advocate for the U.S. involving itself with Egyptian politics, whether overtly or covertly.  Michael Singh at Foreign Policybelieves the U.S. still has some leverage against Egypt:

The other major source of leverage that the United States should seek to employ is international assistance. The economic disaster that loomed prior to Morsy’s ouster continues to hang over Egypt, threatening the success of any government, however it is constituted. To emerge successfully from this crisis, Egypt will require external financing in the form of both official assistance and private investment. While U.S. aid is too small to make much of a difference to Egypt’s fortunes, the sum total of assistance that can be offered by America’s allies is far more significant.

To credibly put these two incentives — international legitimacy and international aid — on the table, Washington will need to make a major push to line up…

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