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‘The Man Is Delusional’: CNN Counterterrorism Analyst Goes Off on Trump Wiretapping Tweets

Former CIA counterterrorism official and current CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd went off on President Trump tonight in response to the president’s wiretapping tweets.

Mudd said that most of the people still in government he talks with now see Trump as a “circus clown” who’s alleging a gigantic conspiracy that either the FBI and DOJ conspired with the FISA court to go after him, or that Barack Obama engaged in a “felonious violation of federal law that exceeds what we saw in Watergate.”

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He argued this is just a smokescreen Trump is using to avoid tough questions on Russia:

“The smokescreen is a lie that says there is a massive conspiracy involving the judiciary, the FISA court, the Department of Justice, and the FBI. The man is delusional, Wolf, and the conversation has to transition from how to we explain what the Commander-in-Chief is doing to how do we understand the acts of a man who doesn’t understand the difference bdtween protecting his brand and protecting the country. I’ve never seen anything like this, Wolf.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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