CNN’s Phil Mudd defended Robert Mueller after Sean Hannity called him a crime boss.
Former CIA officer and current CNN contributor Phil Mudd didn’t hold anything back when defending Robert Mueller after Trump promoted a Sean Hannity episode calling Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller a crime boss.
Mudd was appearing on the April 12 edition of CNN Newsroom with John Berman and Poppy Harlow, and Berman asked him about that Fox News episode.
“Phil, if I can, I want to get your reaction to Sean Hannity calling Robert Mueller a crime boss?,” Berman asked.
Mudd wasted no time, punching back against Hannity and Trump.
“I spent four and a half years by Robert Mueller,” Mudd began. “This is a storied prosecutor, one of the most legendary FBI directors, spent 12 years as an FBI director for both President Bush and President Obama.”
Continuing, he tore into Trump:
[Mueller]’s a decorated military veteran being compared to a crime boss when he’s investigating a man who bragged about his genitalia during a campaign, who lied about the Obama birth certificate during the campaign and said so, whose press secretary lied within 24 hours of getting into the White House, who lied about the Trump Towers being wired, who has got what, 17, 18 women — I lost the number of fingers to count on — how many women who’ve said he did something inappropriate, whose advisers have quit because they lied to federal investigators about everything from financial fraud to their involvement with the Russian ambassador.
Turning his attention back to Hannity, Mudd didn’t hold anything back, calling both Hannity and Trump dirt bags:
So you’ve got that dirt bag telling me that one of the most storied FBI directors ever is a crime boss? You put him side-by-side and you tell me what we got here, John. Facts are facts. Robert Mueller’s an American legend. The president is a dirt bag. I don’t know what to tell you. I’m so pissed off. I spent four years with Mueller, he’s a great guy.
Berman followed up stating: “I should say Phil, your statement there is about the president of the United States. That’s a remarkable statement or a notable statement coming from someone who worked for the government.”
Still amped up from his rant, Mudd responded: “Oh come on, John. He spoke about his genitalia. He made fun of a woman’s face during the campaign. He made fun of a woman’s menstrual cycle. What do you want me to say? “
You can watch the exchange, below: