Former CIA Director to Trump: 'America Will Triumph Over You'

John Brennan calls out Trump for firing FBI deputy director
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 17, 2018 4:21 PM CDT
Fired McCabe Kept Memos on Interactions With Trump: Report
FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired by the attorney general kept personal memos describing interactions with the president that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey. The AP learned of the notes by Andrew McCabe from a person with direct knowledge of the situation who wasn't authorized to discuss the notes publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Earlier Saturday, Trump called McCabe's firing by Jeff Sessions "a great day for Democracy" and asserted without elaboration that McCabe knew "all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels off the FBI!"

In response, former CIA Director John Brennan lambasted Trump on Twitter, accusing the president of "venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption." Brennan tweeted to 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." Brennan was CIA director during President Barack Obama's second term. Trump called McCabe's firing a "great day" for FBI rank and file and democracy.

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