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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 Brennan on Tuesday slammed President Trump after Trump attacked special counsel Robert Mueller, 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.

{mosads}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 Manafort violated his plea agreement by lying to federal prosecutors. 

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