Phil Mudd on New Day
Analyst: WikiLeaks devastating for CIA
01:23 - Source: CNN

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WikiLeaks claims that it has acquired documents about the CIA

"We're talking about how Americans' phones get hacked," Mudd said

CNN  — 

A former CIA counterterrorism official said the intelligence agency needs to launch a manhunt to determine how WikiLeaks purportedly obtained sensitive documents.

“I think the question they’re going to have is, ‘Did somebody from the outside hack into the agency?’ I doubt it,” Philip Mudd told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day” Wednesday. “Or, ‘Do you have somebody on the inside – whether it’s a contractor or an employee – handing over the information?’”

“This, from the CIA perspective, is devastating and there’s got to be a manhunt in that organization today to determine who did this,” added Mudd, a CNN counterterrorism analyst.