According to former CIA counterterrorism official Phil Mudd, the intelligence community "are ticked" about President Trump's decision to release the FISA abuse memo prepared by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes. In an interview Friday on CNN, Mudd said to the president, "You’ve been around for 13 months. We've been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played. We're going to win."
Mudd explained: "The president is talking about basically corruption at the FBI today, but we oppose the leadership."
"The workforce is going to look at this and say, this is an attack on our ability to conduct an investigation with integrity. There are hundreds of agents and analysts working on this investigation. It’s not just Christopher Wray, the FBI Director," he also said.
"So, the FBI people -- I’m going to tell you -- are ticked, and they’re going to be saying, I guarantee it, you think you could push us off this because you can try to intimidate the director, you’d better think again, Mr. President," he continued. "You’ve been around for 13 months; we’ve been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played, and we’re going to win."