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.
“Twenty-five years in the service and this is the s–t I get? Get out,” Mudd said.
The debate comes amid President Donald Trump’s move to review and revoke the security clearances of former government officials who criticize him.
The latest example came Wednesday, when the White House announced it had revoked former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance.
The action sparked outrage among a number of former senior US intelligence officials.
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.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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