For weeks, Democrats and their allies in media have insisted that the FBI is not political and isn’t rooting for a side. They’re just trying to uncover the truth, they say.
An intel commentator on CNN named Phil Mudd just destroyed that narrative. He basically said that the FBI will “win” this battle with Trump.
Breitbart has the transcript:
CNN’s Mudd: FBI People ‘Ticked’ About Memo; Are Saying About Trump ‘Game Is Going to Be Played,’ They’re ‘Going to Win’
“The president is talking about basically corruption at the FBI today, but we oppose the leadership,” he said. “The workforce is going to look at this and say, this is an attack on our ability to conduct an investigation with integrity. There are 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, you think you could push us off this because you can try to intimidate the director, you’d better think again, Mr. President,” he continued. “You’ve been around for 13 months; we’ve been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played, and we’re going to win.”
Watch 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
Conservatives on Twitter are reacting to this:
One doesn’t have to like Trump, or admire his behavior, or think this memo is a big deal, in order to find this attitude alarming. The FBI is subordinate to an executive agency created by Congress. https://t.co/uKtmpoeQPw
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 3, 2018
I mean, does this entire quote not reinforce Trump’s entire point with his base & media? https://t.co/fDmdrUuiaw
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 3, 2018
Liberals support a liberal bureaucracy ruling you with no accountability to elected representatives.
That's called a dictatorship.
That's what liberals support.
This is why the Founders supported an armed citizenry. https://t.co/kagH2xJZLC
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 3, 2018