An interesting tidbit from CNN, where Philip Mudd serves as a counterterrorism analyst: back in 2005, at the establishment of the FBI’s National Security Branch, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller appointed Mudd to serve as the branch’s first-ever deputy director, so we know he and Mueller go back.

He retired as the FBI’s senior intelligence adviser, and on Monday he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper he’s waiting for “almost a shadow government” to come out and say, “We can’t side with the government.”

Ryan Saavedra of The Daily Wire has the video clip.

Hmm … the emergence of a shadow government. Interesting … in theory, of course.