(National Sentinel) Trolling a Troll: Over the weekend CNN intelligence ‘analyst’ Phil Mudd exploded in anger (again) when GOP strategist Paris Dennard said people with top security clearances make bank in establishment media and think tank circles because of the access they have.
On Monday, POTUS Donald Trump tweeted out that he had seen Mudd’s rant and then teased that he might pull his security clearance because he didn’t seem like he was mentally stable enough to keep it.
“Just watched former Intelligence Official Phillip Mudd become totally unglued and weird while debating wonderful Paris Dennard over Brennan’s Security Clearance,” Trump tweeted. “Dennard destroyed him but Mudd is in no mental condition to have such a Clearance. Should be REVOKED?”
Just watched former Intelligence Official Phillip Mudd become totally unglued and weird while debating wonderful @PARISDENNARD over Brennan’s Security Clearance. Dennard destroyed him but Mudd is in no mental condition to have such a Clearance. Should be REVOKED? @seanhannity
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2018
The president’s tease comes after Mudd berated GOP strategist Paris Dennard after he said people use their security clearances to enrich themselves after government service.
“A lot of these people that have these security clearances, and this is the secret in swampy Washington, D.C., they have them and they keep them because it’s profitable for them after they leave government,” Dennard stated.
“Because if you have a security clearance, especially high-level security clearances, your contracts and your consulting gig pay you a lot more money because of the access that you have,” he added.
Que the faux outrage.
“When I am requested to sit on an advisory board, let me ask you one question, how much do you think I’m paid to do that at the request of the U.S. Government? Give me one answer, and you’ve got ten seconds? How much?” Mudd demanded to know, before telling Dennard to “Get out!”
And let’s not forget the fact that Mudd is being paid by CNN to be — wait for it — an intelligence analyst, while holding a — wait for it — security clearance. Maybe he’s not getting paid by anyone else to be an intelligence consultant because he’s more of a hack than an analyst, with his mind infected by Left-wing groupthink (which is not analysis).
Pull Mudd’s security clearance? We say, “Do it, Mr. President.” After all, if Mudd’s not really making any money off of his clearance, what will it matter?