Former CIA Director John Brennan tears into US president Donald Trump over former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe firing in a blistering statement.
Earlier this month, Brennan said there was “deep, deep worry and concern” about America’s safety under the Trump administration.
Now he blasts Trump for celebrating the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, calling the President "a disgraced demagogue."
"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."
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired the FBI's former No. 2 official Andrew McCabe on Friday, prompting McCabe to say he is being targeted because he is a crucial witness into whether Trump tried to obstruct the Russia investigation. "He is facing political retaliation by President Donald Trump," said McCabe.
He added: his ouster was part of Trump's "ongoing war on the FBI" and the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort ... to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally," said McCabe.
Brennan’s tweet was in direct response to an earlier post from Trump, shortly after midnight, in which the president described McCabe’s firing as “a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI” and “a great day for Democracy.”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!
John Brennan served as the head of the CIA under President Barack Obama.