Ex-CIA director slams Trump after McCabe firing: You'll be remembered as a 'disgraced demagogue'

Former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanCNN given all-clear after bomb threat evacuation FBI email chain may provide most damning evidence of FISA abuses yet Obama CIA chief: George H.W. Bush was 'an American who made us all proud' MORE tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoaquín Castro: Trump would be 'in court right now' if he weren't the president or 'privileged' Trump flubs speech location at criminal justice conference Comey reveals new details on Russia probe during House testimony MORE for celebrating the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeComey reveals new details on Russia probe during House testimony Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before, or after, FISA warrant McCabe, Rosenstein opened obstruction probe after Trump fired Comey, before Mueller was hired: report MORE, saying Trump will be remembered 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. 


The former CIA director was responding to a tweet by Trump hailing McCabe’s firing as a "great day for democracy."

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsJohn Kelly to leave White House at year's end Five things to know about William Barr, Trump’s pick for Justice Department Trump says AG pick deserves bipartisan support MORE fired McCabe on Friday, saying that McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the media and wasn’t forthcoming with investigators.

McCabe claimed he was fired in an effort to undercut special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s probe into Russia's election interference, arguing he could be a key witness in the investigation.

He also denied being dishonest with investigators, and said that he was authorized to allow FBI officials talk to the media about the investigation into the Clinton Foundation.