Unhinged, Unstable and Very Disturbed Philip Mudd Erupts in Rage During CNN Discussion on Security Clearances….

Personifying what happens when the financial value of a national security clearance is threatened; and highlighting how clearance is traded as currency within the permanent administrative/consulting state; ex CIA official Philip Mudd goes into a rage during a CNN discussion where his personal value would be diminished by losing a security clearance.

If this is the mental stability of people within the intelligence community, who are supposed to be professional consultants available for ongoing advice, well, there’s the problem.  WATCH:


In direct contradiction to the statements made in the segment; it should be noted (likely to be soon taken down) on the personal website of Philip Mudd he highlights his financial interest, which is the exact point of Paris Dennard:

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.”  (link)

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957 Responses to Unhinged, Unstable and Very Disturbed Philip Mudd Erupts in Rage During CNN Discussion on Security Clearances….

  1. Sigh2016 says:

    God bless Paris. What a couple of goofs the host and “Patient Phil” are. I love that My Name is Now Mudd told him to get out and he responded that it’s not his show to kick him off. Good humor.

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  2. wolfrom1 says:

    Why do I picture mudd wearing a white robe and cap.

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  3. gman says:

    I wonder if Phil is related to Roger Mudd? I already read that Phil is related to Dr Mudd, the guy who patched John Wilkes Booth


  4. glissmeister says:

    What a compelling example of nasty beltway democrat (mis)demeanor. This snarling thug-puppy with a Masters in English Literature displayed all the piety and gravitas of a rattlesnake preacher casting out demons. The CNN moderator was even more appalling. The two of them wedded together don’t make half the man that Paris is.

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    • SSI01 says:

      A Masters in English Lit? How on earth does that translate into analysis? I’d think a history degree, or something in anthropology, would be more applicable and useful. But English Lit? That tells me this guy is a wordsmith who’s adept at turning a phrase or maybe using a whole lot of words to say nothing. It does, however, fit exactly the situational narrative re: what’s going on in a certain place, and that’s being spouted by the politician – not professional – who is currently in charge of that agency.

      Go along to get along analysts like that always rack up the awards. The whole point of being an analyst is to determine to the best of one’s ability what’s going on somewhere and state that clearly and concisely in your reporting – and back up with references that which you say.

      You do that really well and you are going to piss off a lot of people in high places. What you have to say is not PC and does not fit the current party line. It is, however, probably an accurate estimation of what’s going on and what’s going to happen. Go find a copy of “Joe Rochefort’s War” and find out how the USN rewarded the guy who gave the Battle of Midway to Nimitz in his lap, complete with a timetable, roadmap, and cast of characters.

      I told folks when we got involved in IQ starting in GWii this was an exercise in futility and I could not see any way on God’s green earth how we were going to extricate ourselves from that one. I also predicted the whole thing would go in the toilet despite our best efforts and the nation would fragment into tribal and religious enclaves. No united, cohesive, democratic Iraq could result, and all the lives, treasure, effort, and time were a waste that we would be suffering the aftereffects from for generations. I was right. I was also ridiculed savagely.


  5. What triggered Mudd? Does he believe himself to be some sort of spokesman for ALL former US employees who hold Security Clearances? His overreaction indicates that he takes that topic personally. LOL he even tried to eject Dennard from someone else’s forum! Hilarious! That’s something a DRUNK would try to do! BOTTOMS UP, Buddy!

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    • Whoknew says:

      What Triggered Mudd is the truth. He protesteth waaayyyyy toooo much. The gig is up in swampy Washington, DC and these fat cats ain’t likin’ it.


      • If President Trump launches a new process to automatically strip Security Clearances from departing Government Officials, there will be a HUGE shift in the K-Street “Military/Industrial Complex” paradigm. An entire industry could be eliminated.


  6. NavyBuckeye says:

    I want to ask Mudd why my clearance was revoked when I was discharged from the Navy? Why was I not permitted to keep it and monetize it as well?

    Oh, duh, I’m just a common plebe. Get Out he would say and go back to your hole to toil. Toil for the monies my friends need to steal from you.

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  7. SSI01 says:

    I’m not one to let Hollywood tell me how to think, but they do have some good quotes. In “Taken,” Liam Neeson tells someone he’s talking to over the phone that he has a “peculiar skill set” that doesn’t translate well into civilian employment. That’s the perfect description of what’s happening here. I don’t know a lot about Mudd’s background; he’s probably got a PoliSci degree from some school, or possibly military education/experience, but he didn’t really start earning anything with it until he got to the CIA. Once he left the Agency that’s all he’s done with his life. He has HIGHLY specialized training and education that extremely significantly narrows his scope for employability so he’s forced with his clearance and experience to remain with the kind of work he’s done. It’s all limited to govt think tanks, consulting, very exclusive and shadowy stuff designed to influence the way the US govt operates overseas, who it advocates for in foreign power struggles, etc.

    This is one of the guys my father, who executed FDR’s foreign policy in the Pacific and Europe for almost five years, told me about, warned me about, laughed at. Plenty of book learning and moving in highly-restricted circles – but they can’t clear a stopped toilet, change a washer in a sink, or sink a nail on a project designed to boost the value of their home and add to the well-being of their family or even themselves. All they’ve ever known in their life is government – government – government. If anyone does anything to interfere with their ability to earn a living in that environment – or casts aspersions on their trustworthiness or stability – they die by innuendo and wind up holding down an attendant’s job at a self-serve gas station somewhere.

    And when you come down to it – their life is essentially one of defending their opinions against someone else’s opinions.

    I held a TS-SCI clearance when I left my agency. The best thing I could do with that was get job offers from govt contractors to work in SCIFs and analytical centers in Iraq and to a lesser extent Afghanistan. Those were back-to-back-to-back multiple overseas tours of 8 mos to a year each – kind of hard on your marriage – but that pay was very good indeed, combined with my retirement. You had to make a choice. Do you turn your back on your family and especially your spouse of 23 years – whom you haven’t really seen for that period of time, due to workload – and leave her REALLY alone for long periods for money – or give the whole thing up and get into the real world? You may go overseas and not make the money anyway after she divorces you and gets half of it in the settlement that’s coming.

    No wonder these people defend what they do so savagely. They’ve turned their back on a normal life and this is all they have left that feeds and houses them. Take away that clearance and they’ll find out they have no skills to speak of that they could earn a living with. Not even a chauffeur’s license.


  8. NewfTea says:

    Looks like someone’s (highly profitable) ox is being gored.

    Irrational or bad behavior is justification for loss of clearance. Mudd should lose his for that little display.

    And Muddy, ol’ buddy, you didn’t help your cause when POTUS noticed you…and tweeted about you. Ouch, man.


  9. Laura Wesselmann says:

    Thought Paris D. Did a splendid job of making his case about THE MONEY. Mudd was apoplectic and came across badly. The CIA needs the shop-vac treatment after a sewage problem.


  10. Laura Wesselmann says:

    Thought Paris D. Did a splendid job of making his case about THE MONEY. Mudd was apoplectic and came across badly. The CIA needs the shop-vac treatment after a sewage problem.


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