Looney CNN Analyst Phil Mudd Screams at Pro-Trump Guest to “Get Out!”


CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd went off the rails this week when Paris Dennard explained that ex-government officials who keep security clearances often monetize it. Mudd made it about himself, acting as if Dennard attacked him.

Mudd screamed, “Zero. I get zero dollars from consulting companies that deal with U.S. government. Are we clear?”

Perhaps Mudd doesn’t benefit personally but it’s a well-known fact that thousands of top officials who leave the government with their clearances are worth a lot more after they leave government service.

This week, dozens of defense officials signed a letter on behalf of John Brennan, a liar and a leaker, who just lost his clearance. These signatories are doing it for personal reasons.

It seems all of the elite at the top of the pecking order keep their security clearance so they can get lucrative jobs as private contractors. It’s a perk they awarded themselves. The grunts don’t keep it.

How is this good for national security? All these thousands of people are running around with access to top secrets and are not tied to the government. That is a national security risk. These are people who are monetizing their clearances. What else will they do for money?

Getting back to Mudd, after he set up Dennard, he screamed, “We’re done, get out!”

To make it worse, the CNN host went on to defend Mudd and said, “I appreciate your patience”. Is he kidding? Mudd made it about Mudd and then they both treated Mr. Dennard terribly.

Phil Mudd is a nut who once said the Deep State was going to kill Donald Trump.

Watch this short clip and ask yourself why anyone would take CNN seriously.


The host was very condescending. They obviously have the pro-Trump black man on to verbally abuse him.

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5 years ago

Monitor the threads of Rolling Stone, Naked Capitalism, Reason, the Hill, – and larger conversations at NY and LA Times.

The left HATES the intel agencies almost as much as they hate Trump. The left hates the FBI and CIA … almost as much as they hate us.

SO – the Donald has carte blanche… take away all the clearances of those no longer in his administration.

Pundits HOWL .. including Scaramucci on AM Fox … but it’s a winner on left and right.

Trump … the gift that keeps on giving.

El Toro
El Toro
5 years ago

Racist Phil Mudd must lose his security clearance!

Curtis Lowe
Curtis Lowe
5 years ago

Why Liberals Need to Look Down on Conservatives:

A common theme among progressives is that conservatives aren’t just wrong; they’re dumb. Reagan was dumb. G.W. Bush was dumb. Trump is dumb. “Knuckle-dragger,” “mouth-breather,” “stupid,” and “uncultured” are typical pejoratives hurled at conservatives, who apparently tend to live in trailer parks, require dental care, handle snakes, and marry first cousins. Why, I had a liberal actor (excuse the redundancy) tell me once that I wasn’t necessarily bad, just not as “evolved” as he was. (I had a great retort at the ready, but I decided just to lash him with my tail instead.)

The reason for this arrogance isn’t as simple as many may think. Rather, it relates to a deep psychological phenomenon that makes it difficult for those afflicted to evolve out of the leftist primordial soup.

I’ll introduce this with a story. Many years ago, I was at an affair attended by a very chauvinistic, left-wing Greek fellow who would expound upon the superiority of Greek culture while at times demeaning the U.S. He was like the father character in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, only with an anti-American twist. Desiring to take him down a peg and do a little face-to-face trolling, I finally said with a smirk, “If all that’s true, why is Greece now like a third-world country?” (For those offended, know that I have great respect for ancient Greek accomplishments, just love moussaka, and have the physique of a Spartan hoplite.)

Well, I exaggerate not when saying he turned red and, with veins popping out in his neck, exclaimed, “Don’t say that! Don’t say that!” It was the kind of situation where you get the feeling the guy might take a swing at you.

His intense reaction wasn’t hard to explain. His self-esteem, his self-image, was wholly dependent upon the idea that he was a member of an elite, a superior group, with which he identified so closely that there was little to no separation in his mind between it and him. This was something deeply ingrained, part of the fabric of his being. Thus, any challenge to this idea struck directly at an intractable self-image, threatening to upset his ego’s world order, which had him, through group association, at its very pinnacle.

This phenomenon is common. It’s often exhibited by those considering themselves part of a “master race” or any kind of special group. It can be comforting: a person may not be accomplished, intelligent, or gifted and might otherwise feel inadequate. But his group association saves his psyche’s day, for whatever he is or isn’t, at least he’s not like those other people, those untouchables.

Remember that at issue here isn’t a mere intellectual appreciation. For example, I truly believe that Western culture (which did originate with ancient Greece, mind you) is superior to all others. Yet I derive no self-esteem from being a “Westerner”; it’s just not part of who I am. Rather, the phenomenon in question here is a deeply emotional one.

For this reason, it’s wholly resistant to intellectual appeals. You can’t logically talk someone out of something irrational on which his self-worth is based. In fact, if it begins to dawn on such a person that his notions of superiority – and hence his self-image – rest on a lie, it will be intensely painful and depressing. The individual will thus have a strong incentive to rationalize away this realization.

I don’t claim that every single leftist derives his self-esteem from the notion that he’s part of a superior group called “liberals,” nor does this phenomenon completely explain leftist resistance to reason. But it is common among devoted liberals, and it’s part of why, as a group, they can’t give traditionalist views a fair hearing. Doing so doesn’t just threaten their ideology; it threatens who they are, their entire self-image. Any argument that may give them even an inkling that they’re wrong can induce a bit of panic and is thus quickly rationalized away – often as the rambling of uneducated, un-evolved mouth-breathers who just don’t know any better.

This phenomenon is exacerbated by two related factors. First, liberals are generally dysfunctional, vice-ridden people who embrace what we call liberalism because its underlying relativism and nihilism help them justify their sins. (They become the arbiters of their own “values.” “Everything is gray, a matter of perspective. I have my own ‘truth.'”) Simultaneously, liberalism allows these virtue-bereft people to virtue-signal by paying homage to the day’s fashionable values. In other words, liberals are generally morally “unaccomplished” people who often have nothing to cling to but the illusion of intellectual, and often moral, superiority.

(As to the left’s actual moral inferiority, I urge you to read the excellent 2008 piece “Don’t listen to the liberals – Right-wingers really are nicer people, latest research shows.”)

Second, conservatives are more likely to have authentic faith, while liberals tend be to avowed or de facto atheists, which is why church attendance is one of the best predictors of voting patterns. This has an effect. Theists may, and I hope will, recognize moral differences among people and groups; any tendency to become haughty, however, is often tempered by a divine injunction prescribing humility and the knowledge that we’re all sinners, part of a fallen race. Love for others is also demanded. Atheism involves no such requirements; in fact, its correlative moral relativism or nihilism (explained here) makes “if it feels good, do it” the ultimate guide for behavior. Moreover, unable to look up at divine perfection, and with the individual becoming his own source of (pseudo-) “morality,” the self is often exalted, the ego deified. As with a pharaoh believing he’s a god on Earth, it then becomes easy to look down on others.

Just as liberalism is defined not by an unchanging set of doctrines, but by opposition to conservatism and what it defends – the status quo – godless liberals can judge themselves only relative to other people. And being moral train wrecks, they can’t really be happy. But hey, whatever they may or mayn’t be, Mr. Conservative, at least they’re not you. And that’s one status quo they’re dead set on maintaining.’

Flannigan McGaffigan
Flannigan McGaffigan
5 years ago

Phil Mudd is a white Loe Terrell.

5 years ago

If anyone has a valid ‘need to know’ and they meet the criteria, they can have a security clearance. If you have no ‘need to know’ you don’t need a clearance and if you have one it needs to be deactivated. Just because you may have a clearance DOES NOT mean that you should have access to everything. ONLY the things that YOU ‘need to know.’ I had one of the highest levels of clearance a person can get. When I left that job and no longer had a ‘need to know’ I was told what I could say and what I couldn’t say for the remainder of my life and was no longer able to access ANY type of classified material. I did some independent contracting back to the government and following a short time for them to refresh my security credentials, was granted access again. When I left, that access was revoked. No big deal unless you are the type that just has to know everything about everything and sorry there are not any humans on earth that can fill that bill of goods.