Methinks He Doth Protest Too Much

My favorite part is at the beginning before Mudd starts talking and his face is turning red and his eyes are bulging from their sockets.

Business Insider:

Former CIA analyst Philip Mudd got into a heated argument with Republican strategist Paris Dennard on Friday, after Dennard suggested Mudd made “more money” from consulting firms because of his security clearance.

“Your contracts and your consulting gigs pay you a lot more money because of the access that you have,” Dennard said, adding “I hope the president continues to do this,” referring to the security clearance revocations.

Mudd did not appreciate Dennard’s assertion.

“Profitable, Paris?,” Mudd asked. “Let me ask you one question. How much do you think I’m paid to do that at the request of the US government? Give me one answer and you got ten seconds. How much?”

Dennard rebutted, “I’ll ask you a question. How much are you paid for your …”

But Mudd shot back, “Answer the question! I have no contracts with the US government that pay money. Zero.”

“Phil, let’s be honest. I’m not talking about your role with the federal government,” Dennard said.

“The consulting firms that they form and that you all get is because you get more money … for having the security clearance,” Dennard added. “Stop acting like that doesn’t happen. That’s the truth!”

Former officials “whose personal and professional history affirmatively indicates loyalty to the United States” are able to retain their security clearances even after their tours of duty. If called upon by the government, these individuals are able to provide insight based on their years of experience, but may need to view sensitive information in order to provide an effective analysis.

But Mudd rejected the suggestion that he was living off the fat of the land because of his security clearance. Mudd holds positions at an asset-management group and a think-tank, as well as serving on the advisory board on the National Counterterrorism Center, according to his contributor profile.

“I have zero relationship with the private sector that involve my security clearance,” Mudd said. “Zero. I get zero dollars from consulting companies that deal with the US government. Are we clear?”

“Well I will be clear in saying that everybody in Washington D.C. knows, if you don’t want to be honest about [that], that’s on you,” Dennard replied. “But if you have a security clearance and you keep it, you get more money to have it.”

Mudd became livid and stood up after Dennard’s response.

“We’re done, Jim,” Mudd said, referring to CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Sciutto, who was anchoring the news program Friday night, and got caught the verbal cross-fire. “We’re done. Get out!”

“It’s not your show, so I’m staying right here,” Dennard said. “Don’t be so defensive about this.”

“Twenty-five years in the service and this is the s–t I get? Get out!,” Mudd said again.

Between my law school training and years of parsing statements by Bill and Hillary Clinton, I have a finely tuned bullshit detector. And my bullshit detector tells me that Mudd is lying thru his teeth. I don’t know what the truth is, but I know that what he is saying ain’t it.

“I have zero relationship with the private sector that involve my security clearance,” Mudd said. “Zero. I get zero dollars from consulting companies that deal with the US government. Are we clear?”

(Emphasis added)

When somebody talks like this, they are lying.

Even if Mudd isn’t making bank off of his security clearance, others certainly are. To hear Mudd tell it, his security clearance is just some kind of souvenir with no monetary value.

So what’s the problem then? Why are all these guys bent out of shape over the idea that some other guy lost his souvenir? Why isn’t the media asking these questions instead of me?

If there really is a Deep State, wouldn’t it look just like this?

“You can have my security clearance when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.”

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174 Responses to Methinks He Doth Protest Too Much

  1. swanspirit says:

    At the establishment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Security Branch in 2005, FBI Director Mueller appointed Mr. Mudd to serve as the Branch’s first-ever deputy director. He later became the FBI’s Senior Intelligence Adviser. Mr. Mudd resigned from government service in March 2010.

    Mr. Mudd is the recipient of numerous CIA awards and commendations, including the Director’s Award; the George H.W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism; the CIA’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal; the first-ever William Langer Award for excellence in analysis; and numerous Exceptional Performance wards.

    During his assignments at CIA and the FBI, Mr. Mudd has commented about terrorism in open and closed Congressional testimony, and he has been featured by ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox, BBC, MSNBC, al-Jazeera, NPR, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Mr. Mudd has written in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and Sentinel, the journal of the US Military Academy’s Combatting Terrorism Center.

    Mr. Mudd is the President of Mudd Management, a company specializing in security consulting; analytic training; and public speaking about security issues. He is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and The George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute. He now serves as Senior Global Adviser to Oxford Analytica, a British-based firm specializing in advising multinational companies. He sits on the advisory board for the National Counterterrorism Center and for the Director of National Intelligence, and he serves on the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group.

    Mr. Mudd graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in English Literature (1983), and he earned an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia (1984). He speaks French.

    • lateblum says:

      If Mudd is doing all this on-air commentary and writing for so many media organizations for free, he needs a new agent.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Gov’t security clearances are like IQ ratings. They show potential, not applied. In the “intelligence game” there are lots of inside jokes on them. My favorite was BBR. That was the ultimate. It meant you could only see material that was SO secret it had to be ‘burned before it was read’. It’s ego.

  2. Dora says:

    I think this is nuts, but that would pretty well describe the media today.


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  3. DeniseVB says:

    I love when there’s more to the story, especially when it concerns ICE ……

  4. Lulu says:

    Every single person involved with the “dossier” was gettin’ paid. Steele got paid (by every entity). That old fat f’ in the UK giving “seminars” got by paid by the Pentagon (a lot) and anyone questioning it got their security clearance pulled. Strozk got paid (his wife got. a YUGE promotion in the SEC to keep any and all LE from investigation the Clinton Foundation (and he expected a promtion and bigger pension too). The Ohrs were being paid also by everyone (Nellie through Fusion GPS/DNC) as per tweeted by President Trump yesterday and it was not reported as required by law in Bruce’s contract with the DOJ. Brennan, Clapper etc are talkie heads getting paid by co-conspirator media. FBI agents got bribes from the media per DOJ OIG report. This is all off the top of my head and there is much, much more.

    When someone throws a fit about money claiming it isn’t about money but principle, IT IS MONEY. The Clinton/Bronco crime machine was supposed to continue with the 2016 election. The pole-axed, sadness, crazy, fury, tears, fits, threats, etc was all over a stop to the thievery and sack of DC (and the taxpayers) ending. They see your money as THEIR MONEY because they are special and deserve it. By Trump winning “their” money was cut off. They are still furious about it and lose their shit on live tv when someone gets close to the matter.

    • Lulu says:

      That Mudd guy threw a classic SHUT UP! hissy fit. I’ve seen frauds (both theiving women I caught) in offices I’ve worked in throw better ones. I am not impressed.

  5. Dora says:

    Rumor has it that President Hillary was going to make Obama the next Secretary General of the UN, so they are disappointed in the election too.

    Everyone seems to be disappointed except us Deplorables. 🙂


    The U.N. Is Behind Alex Jones Censorship

    Alex Jones has become too influential, and now the jackals are coming after him as evidenced by the total corporate sabotage of his online platforms this last week.

    Ask, what makes these giant tech companies think they can simply sabotage a media outfit with the kind of grass-roots support Infowars has without consequence? That is the question everyone should be asking? The answer to that question is companies with U.N. backing, that’s who.

    • Lulu says:

      One of the stupid things the “platforms” are doing is opening themselves to massive lawsuits. By being a platform with little or no censorship they are like Ma Bell’s. When they pick and chose their customers/product they become anti-trust magnets. I don’t think they are so dumb that they don’t know this. Therefore they are being blackmailed/extorted (and playing stupid) to do for all the “favors” they got along the way from the proggie/globalist/UN connected/Davos types. The out of power progs/fascists are calling in their chips for past favors that made the little turds billionaires it would appear.

  6. Anthony says:

    Brennan looks like the kinda guy who gets a hardon from sniffing his own underwear. Despicable.

  7. Lulu says:

    By shoving massive immigration down Europe and North America’s throats they have created a generation who want essentially NO immigration. “Only 15 percent of Scottish teenagers want to see more immigration” and “more” means any to a teenager.

    They forget that the kids see them up close and personal in schools. Then you have Germany and Sweden who can’t get them to GO to school (they send them when they are little for daycare and then the “teens” stop going at about 10-12 except when they want to commit a little crime). The adults are worse and won’t even attend language classes or job training. Who do they think is going to vote in a few years? Kids. Who do they think is not going to pay that welfare bill? The Swedes are looking at phasing out “socialism” with this upcoming election. “Diversity” kills sociali welfare in a society. A town in Brazil chased the Venezulan “refugees” (with machetes!) back into Venezuela. The reason stated by the town was “you voted for it so go live it assholes”. All of the migrating is not having the effect the progs hoped for.

    • Constance says:

      I don’t get the whole migration thing. Why is it a benefit to anyone to get herded out of their homeland to some mythical image of the the USA or Europe that can’t absorb them? Whats the point? They would be better off to suck it up and put down who ever is causing the conflict that ruined their homeland. The people who are successful immigrants are the ones who want to be part of our culture even if they want to stay in their sub-culture once they get here.

      • Miranda says:

        “anyone to get herded out of their homeland to some mythical image of the the USA or Europe that can’t absorb them”

        The conditions will probably still be better in the USA or Europe than in their homeland. Also, if they get caught, nothing particularly bad will happen, so there’s nothing to lose from their viewpoint.

  8. helenk3 says:

    this article says it all. I also love the caption

  9. elliesmom says:

    Even a very low level office grunt can use a security clearance to her advantage. When I was an undergraduate, I worked 20 hours a week for the campus ROTC department as an office assistant. They offered me a full-time job for the summer. Because I would have access to grades, I needed a low-level security clearance and a civil service classification. When I graduated, I applied for a job with an electronics company. When they found out I already had a security clearance, they gave me a better job in a section of the company that worked under government contracts. If I could get 20% more starting pay, who knows what a guy like Brennan can get.

  10. helenk3 says:

    California was a beautiful state, it has some of the most beautiful spots on earth. But it has the dumbest politicians in the country. The people that vote them in are not the sharpest tools in the shed,

  11. helenk3 says:

    how NBC reported the brennan story. Not really the whole truth

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  13. helenk3 says:

    another dem who said what he didn’t mean.

    “it was treasonous”, well I didn’t mean it was treasonous.
    “America was never great” well I didn’t mean American wasn’t great.
    they seem to have a real problem with the meaning of words

  14. Dora says:

    MAGA rally on Tuesday in West Virginia!

  15. helenk3 says:

    good question. what national interest is served by MSNBC contributors having top secret security clearance

  16. Anthony says:

    Vintage Sarah:

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  18. DeniseVB says:

    I don’t know what the fuss is, male cheerleaders have been around for generations.

    • helenk3 says:

      if they are going to have male cheerleaders, I want the chipendales

      • DeniseVB says:

        I saw this guy highlighted by The Advocate so I assumed he was gay. Does the NFL understand their target audience? Guys who smash beer cans on their foreheads and love their guns and titties? LOL !

        • blowme0bama says:

          No, it doesn’t understand its audience nor, for the most part, do the print and broadcast media that cover it.

          If you followed sports, you’d recognize ESPN as a SJW champion which lectures and finger wags at its audience in a failing effort to shame them into keeping their genuine thoughts to themselves.

          • DeniseVB says:

            ESPN thinks the solution to the anthem problem is not televise the anthem. Did they forget the zillion sports photographers at these games? Not to mention camera phones? The kneeling problem won’t go away, until they stop kneeling !!

          • blowme0bama says:

            They’re really big on the hate wypipo and gun control trains, too.

        • Anthony says:

          It’s all about diversity… 🤮. I know a lot of my gay friends are into sports as much or more than some straight guys I know, but their take on this is that it’s a big fail. We love watching female cheerleaders; not tricked out queerleaders lmao. What’s next? Trannies led by Caitlin Jenner and Chaz Bono? All I can figure is the NFL must be getting one hell of a quid pro quo kickback from Dem/Soc lawmakers.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Usually boys are added to the squads to do the heavy lifting in the routines, mostly the college squads. I saw the other two (Rams?) First Men, and honey, they won’t be doing heavy lifting either 😀 But hey, I love musical theater and watching talented male dancers is no problem for me!

          • mothy2017 says:

            I didn’t expect the dude to be soooooo gay ( not that there’s anything wrong with that). I thought they”d be going with beefcake.
            Grew up on football prefer hockey though. The sport lost most of its luster in 2008 for me when Steelers owner went all in for oblahblah and then became ambassador to Ireland. That is after they screwed the taxpayer with a brand new stadium that the voters had rejected. Hundreds of millions if not a billion to play max 12 games a year. The entire county and not just the city had to foot the bill even though voters soundly rejected it.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          The fan ship for pro sports is varied. I barely make the lowest spot on the spectrum as an occasional attender at baseball games or a rare hockey game. So I am not the target audience and if find the way they are promoting this new thing odd and off putting even knowing I will not actslluy have to deal with interfering with game watching. But I would hazard a guess that although fans might be fine with traditional cheerleading routines that might include some buff guys to enhance the various maneuvers such as higher pyramids , very few fans want to watch silly prancing dolts with no self respect.

    • lateblum says:

      Wasn’t W a cheerleader?
      I remember all the Democrats making fun of him and calling him not-so-nice names because he wasn’t a “manly” man because he was a cheerleader and not a football player.

    • Lulu says:

      I think he is now the goat. It was Str#@*(#k but he is too cartoony villain, creepy, stupid, and eager flunky and has his girlfriend ratting him out. As more and more gets leaked out the goat needs to be higher ranking. This means Hill/Bill and the god-like Bronco are in jeopardy too. Thus a high ranking, and can reasonably be claimed insane, sacrificial goat is needed. They will all turn on him if it will save their asses. Watch what they do re: Crazy Old John.

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  20. lyn says:

    Greg’s Peter Strzok comment starts at a little after 15 minutes.

  21. DeniseVB says:

    I love the vintage Trump interviews. This was 1980 when he was 34, he has not changed a bit ! Also, I think Baron resembles him more than his other sons (such a sweet face). The older boys are about this age now?

  22. mcnorman says:

    • Lulu says:

      I think when he was throwing his fit he thought he was being accused of working for/with Fusion GPS or the DNC or HIllary’s lawyers like the rest of them. None of these shit-heads (Steele, the Ohrs, FBI agents taking bribes, etc) work for ONE entity. They take money from wherever it offered. Conflict of interest means nothing in DC.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Conflict of interest is a pet peeve of mine. I have annoyed ( to put it kindly) a lot of people over the years with my stance. Many so called volunteers for non-profit boards are looking for networking and money streams. Not true service to the community. Do not even start me on people appointed to Blue Panels and the like to look at special topics for local and state and federal agencies. Money grubbing low life’s with an inflated sense of self worth that have hissy fits when you bruise their fragile egos.

  23. Myiq2xu™ says:

    It occurs to me that “Deep state” is just another way of saying “Military-Industrial Complex.”

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  28. lyn says:

    I’m cleaning out my bookmarks, and many Trump youtube videos are unavailable.

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  31. SHV says:

    “One of the stupid things the “platforms” are doing is opening themselves to massive lawsuits. By being a platform with little or no censorship they are like Ma Bell’s. When they pick and chose their customers/product they become anti-trust magnets.”
    That is the genius of the HUD/Ben Carson Fair Housing Act lawsuit against FB. If Gov’t filed anti-trust or Federal Election suit against FB then the howls of FB victimhood, political persecution would be deafening. Suing FB for making money using a racist business model puts FB in a defensive bind, defending racist red lining to real estate and other advertisers.

  32. Anthony says:

    A little catch-up – Great news – new stove delivered Friday, installed yesterday. Love it.

    Better news: off to meet a gay couple from the Upper East Side who commented on my #WalkAway testimonial. They’re coming to the Upper West Side to meet me in a Mexican restaurant. We’re all wearing our #WalkAway tee shirts. Should be interesting…

  33. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Even Katy Tur thinks this woman is whack, and Katy slept with Keith Olderman.

  34. DeniseVB says:

    This is so cute and yes, Debbie Stabenow’s challenger in Michigan.

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  38. mothy2017 says:

    No one should ever yield another inch to these rat prick bastards. Should be obvious to any one with a brain that they want total control.

  39. Dora says:

    • Underwhelmed says:

      Which is precisely what they want, so they can scare people out of ever considering safe nuclear power, which would of course spike the whole global warming bullshit scam.

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  41. foxyladi14 says:

    Oh No!

    • mothy2017 says:

      Like they haven’t always been.

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        Back in the 60’s they ran three types of flights out of Castle AFB just up the road from Merced in Atwater.

        1. Practice/training runs simulating bombing Russia and/or China. They used American cities as targets but the planes were not armed.
        2. Strategic Air Command (SAC) flights – they loaded up with real weapons (incl. nukes) and went up to the North Pole and flew back and forth until it was time to come home. In the event of a first strike by the USSR they were to bomb Russia.
        3. Flights to Diego Garcia in the Pacific. From there they would run combat mission over Vietnam.

  42. mothy2017 says:

    Today is my parent’s anniversary. I have no idea what to say to her. They were together for 55 years. He died in her arms as she begged him to come back. I was there. Maybe the most beautiful gut wretching thing I have ever seen. Ugh.

  43. Dora says:

    He is such a stupid man!


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  44. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • lyn says:

      That was excellent. I’m tempted to post the link on my cousin’s FB page. He unfriended me after Trump was elected, but I can post on his page.

  45. mothy2017 says:

    I suppose some where on Earth there is a person more of an idiot than me. I got a text from my cousin commenting on my parent’s anniversary. I quickly looked at the date and saw the 19th. I cursed myself for being such a self absorbed asshole. Texted my siblings. There ani is September 19th. I know that. I just saw 19 and panicked. Duh.

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  47. lyn says:

    Hillary still needs those meds.

  48. SHV says:

    Melania back from Vacay!!

    I thought Melania was wearing Adidis Rod Lavers but Al said they are Adidis Stan Smith…Al knows her shoes!!

    • mothy2017 says:

      They r must have. Pup cannot start school without them. We had to go to several stores to find them. Melania has the pulse. I kid you not three days ago brat was crying she absolutely needed those shoes. Sold out almost everywhere. I had never heard of them. Last year it was Chuckie’s converse.

    • Island Girl says:

      Most excellent

  49. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • lyn says:

      Nate @BeansTown106 Replying to @Sulliview @brianstelter

      I got an idea report the F*cking News and leave your bias and left wing propaganda out of it, it’s really that simple if you did that you wouldn’t be called the enemy of the people.
      8:16 PM – 19 Aug 2018

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    Fraud, loans, taxi business – still nothing to do with the Russians.


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