Former CIA Director John Brennan ripped into President Trump for celebrating the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, saying that Trump will go down as a “disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.”
“You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America…America will triumph over you,” Brennan tweeted at Trump.
When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America…America will triumph over you. https://t.co/uKppoDbduj
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) March 17, 2018
The former CIA director was responding to a midnight tweet by Trump less than two hours after McCabe’s firing.
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe on Friday.
McCabe claims he was fired in an effort to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election interference, arguing he could be a key witness in the investigation.