Yesterday, ex-CIA Director John Brennan appeared at a House Intelligence Committee hearing and revealed that he had seen intelligence that showed contacts between Russia and those involved with Donald Trump’s campaign. This was in response to a question from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who wanted to know if he had seen evidence of collusion.
Well, there was one person who was extremely unimpressed by Gowdy’s performance, particularly over Gowdy’s grilling of the former CIA head over the definitions of collusion and evidence.
During this morning broadcast of CNN’s New Day, CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd tore into Gowdy for pretending to not know what Brennan was talking about when it came to intelligence and evidence.
“Trey Gowdy ought to have his ass kicked,” the ex-CIA officer told co-host Alisyn Camerota when asked if Brennan’s answer was frustrating. “He knows the difference between intelligence and evidence.”
Mudd went on to explain how the CIA may intercept communications and that can later be determined to be evidence, but only after a lengthy investigation. Co-host Chris Cuomo added that Brennan also didn’t actually say there was no proof of collusion, as has been portrayed by some.
Mudd wasn’t the only one this morning with some advice for the Republican lawmaker. Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough implored Gowdy to use some powder so he wouldn’t look so shiny on TV.
Watch above, via CNN.
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