There is no denying the fact that many former and current intelligence experts have their qualms with President Trump. After all, the President has criticized multiple intelligence agencies several times already in his first 7 months, sometimes even seemingly taking the word of Vladimir Putin over their’s. With that said, recent remarks made by the former Deputy Directory of the FBI under Robert Mueller, Phil Mudd, seem to have shed new light into just how much the intelligence community may be against this President.
Mudd, who currently is a counterterrorism analyst for CNN, used quite harsh words in an interview yesterday with CNN’s Jake Tapper. In discussing Trump, Mudd stated the following to Tapper:
“Let me give you one bottom line as a former government official. Government is going to kill this guy…. He defends Vladimir Putin. There are State Department and CIA officers coming home, and at Langley and Foggy Bottom, CIA and State, they’re saying, ‘This is how you defend us?'”
Mudd, who has been a staunch critic of the President since he took office, is a well respected ex-intel official. He clearly has a line of communication with officials currently working within the US intel community, and if he believes that the IC has turned against the President, then the United States is in for quite a chaotic ride moving forward.
Mudd ended the conversation with Tapper, once again stating the same thing, “the government is going to kill this guy because he doesn’t support them.” While it’s obvious that Mudd was not being literal in the sense that they were actually going to assassinate the President, Trump’s power to govern likely is in the process of being significantly undercut by the intelligence community.
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