Exclusive Interview: Former CIA Director Porter Goss weighs in on Mueller report

Porter Goss. (Credit: WINK News)
Porter Goss. (Credit: WINK News)

Porter Goss, former director of the CIA and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who represented Southwest Florida in congress sat down with WINK News reporter Brendon Leslie in an exclusive interview.

Goss worked with and knows Robert Mueller well from Mueller’s days as FBI director.


Goss: Would I have investigated this on the basis on the evidence that we now know publicly the answer is no it’s not worth it even though it’s a really serious offense there’s not enough substance to justify Bob Mueller had to prove that negative.

Brendon: Do you feel that the report should be released in its entirety?

Goss: No of course not. In our society there’s a lot of things that are secret lawyer client privilege doctor-patient privilege and all that kind of thing and it should be that way.

Goss: President Trump did gain some credibility by saying this is a phishing or witch hunt, whatever he called it, because it’s pretty clear that there is a lot of people indicted for stuff that had nothing to do with collusion.

Brendon: Was it a waste to have the special counsel if they don’t necessarily come to a conclusion?

Goss: I think that’s what took Bob Mueller so long, is that he really wanted to get into that whole thing of conspiracy or the underlying criminal charge that turned out to not be there and he did a pretty thorough job.

Goss: The intelligence committee has no business getting into partisan politics and it has, frankly a little business getting into law-enforcement.

Goss: This whole process shows a breakdown in the media and a breakdown in overzealous and partisan politics that has done damage to our country.

Goss: You get people going to their corners saying ‘I don’t believe a word these people say’ and these people over here say ‘I don’t believe a word those people say’ that’s not a great way to run the country.

Watch the full interview above.

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