Ex-CIA chief tears into Trump: Mueller’s name will be revered in US history, yours will be scorned
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Former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanBrennan calls on Congress to end shutdown before negotiating border security: Not 'subservient' to the president Washington’s reflexive opposition to Trump on Syria Brennan hopes GOP abandons Trump in 2019 over 'malfeasance, corruption' MORE on Tuesday slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE after Trump attacked special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE, writing in a tweet that Mueller's name "will be revered" in history while the president's "will be scorned."

Brennan added that Trump reminds him of how other "corrupt authoritarian leaders" have acted before being "deposed."

"Your feelings of inferiority, insecurity, vulnerability, and culpability are loud & clear. You remind me of how many corrupt authoritarian leaders abroad behaved before they were deposed. Bob Mueller’s name will be revered in the annals of U.S. history; your name will be scorned," he tweeted. 

Brennan has frequently sparred with Trump. In August, the president had Brennan's security clearance revoked in a move that was viewed widely as retaliatory.

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Earlier Tuesday, Trump took to Twitter to lash out at Mueller, calling him "a conflicted prosecutor gone rogue" and claiming that he is doing "tremendous damage" to the criminal justice system in the U.S. Trump also tweeted the "phony witch hunt continues," referencing Mueller's probe.

Trump has long attacked Mueller and his investigation, which the president has frequently sought to cast as a "witch hunt."

Trump's criticism of Mueller came one day after the special counsel, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, said in a new filing that former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell The case for Russia sanctions The Hill's Morning Report — Nasty shutdown fight gets nastier MORE violated his plea agreement by lying to federal prosecutors.