'America Will Triumph Over You,' Former CIA Chief Tells Donald Trump

Max Mundan

In the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' firing of deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe just two days before McCabe was set to retire, thus putting his pension in jeopardy, and Donald Trump's tweet Saturday morning celebrating the firing and taking jabs at McCabe's former boss James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan has responded with a tweet of his own, calling the president a "disgraced demagogue" and telling him that "America will triumph over you."

According to CNN, Brennan was responding to a chain of events that began with McCabe's firing and included not only Trump's Saturday morning tweet, but also a statement made Saturday by Trump's lawyer John Dowd, where he called on the Department of Justice and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to now put an end to Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Donald Trump or anyone in his administration or campaign colluded with Russia to help sway the results of the 2016 presidential election. It also included whether Trump has been guilty of obstruction of justice in attempting to end the investigation or discredit it in some way.

"I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe's boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier."

According to Vox, Andrew McCabe has released a statement in response to his firing claiming that he was being "singled out" and "treated unfairly" for his role in attempting to corroborate the story told by former FBI director James Comey, after Comey was himself fired by Trump. McCabe is claiming that his firing was politically motivated and is in itself an attempt to discredit the Mueller investigation.

"This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally. It is part of this Administration's ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day. Their persistence in this campaign only highlights the importance of the Special Counsel's work."

Donald Trump tweeted Saturday morning that McCabe's firing was a "great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI."