The “journalists” at CNN engage in a lot of wishful thinking that involves Donald Trump, none more so than the appropriately named Phil Mudd.
Last August, Mudd — whose credentials include having served as deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center and the FBI’s National Security Branch — teased the tantalizing idea that the intelligence community was going to assassinate Trump for his disloyalty to them:
The government’s going to kill this guy. He defends Vladimir Putin. There are State Department and CIA officers coming home, and at Langley and at Foggy Bottom, CIA and State, they’re saying, “This is how you defend us?”
On Friday after the release of the Nunes FISA memo, Mudd was at it again. Insinuating that the president released the memo in the hopes of derailing the Mueller investigation (Mudd once worked under Mueller), he said the “boots” at the FBI (as opposed to the “suits”) weren’t going to take this sitting down:
The workforce is going to look at this and say this is an attack on our ability to conduct an investigation with integrity. There’s hundreds of agents and analysts working on this investigation. It’s not just Christopher Wray, the FBI director.
So the FBI people, I’m going to tell you, are ticked. And they’re going to be saying — I guarantee it — ‘if you think you can push us off this because you can try to intimidate the director, you’d better think again, Mr. President. You’ve been around for 13 months. We’ve been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played. We’re going to win.’
Here’s the video:
Former CIA counterterrorism official Phil Mudd: The FBI people “are ticked” and they’ll be saying of Trump, “You’ve been around for 13 months. We’ve been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played. We’re going to win” https://t.co/5x39x20g3e pic.twitter.com/fByOLNrh0I
— CNN (@CNN) February 2, 2018
Pretty remarkable stuff coming from a network that insists the “Deep State” is a figment of conservatives’ imaginations.