Former CIA official and CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd tore into Democrats over their criticism of President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, and past interrogation techniques.
Mudd was responding to comments from Senator Kamala Harris (D-California), who criticized Haspel and said she would voting against her confirmation as CIA director.
“I don’t appreciate the collective amnesia,” he said. “Let’s go dirty and let’s go ugly.”
“I was among the CIA officers fifteen years ago who spoke with the Congress in detail about the techniques we used,” he explained. “I spoke about the techniques that were authorized by the Department of Justice, I spoke to Republicans and Democrats, they were either silent or supportive.”
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