CNN's Philip Mudd: When Will A "Shadow Government" Challenge Trump?

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CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd calls for a "shadow government" in an interview with Anderson Cooper on Monday.

ANDERSON COOPER, CNN HOST: I want to bring in Susan Glasser, CNN global affairs analyst and Philip Mudd, CNN former counter-terrorism analyst, former CIA and FBI official. Senator McCain saying most disgraceful display essentially by an American President on the world stage. Phil, do you agree with that?

PHILIP MUDD, CNN FORMER COUNTER-TERRORISM ANALYST, FORMER CIA AND FBI OFFICIAL: I do. I think you have to step back a short time after this and say what next? You have seen senators come out in the past. We have seen the senator who is in the midst of a painful illness, McCain. Jeff Flake leaving the Senate. Marco Rubio still in the fight speaking out. My question would be when do members of the President's inner circle say, we have an overseas dilemma where you are portraying us in terms of the American government as worse than a tyrant, Vladimir Putin. Secretary of Homeland Security came out with statements this week about continued Russian interference. This was not on Obama's watch, that's this week. FBI director continues the investigation. Department of Justice continues support for the investigation. Congress continues saying that this investigation is legitimate. Curious point in American government. When do we see almost a shadow government come out and a we cannot side with the government, whether its cabinet or the Senate. I think that's a big question.



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