Ex-CIA director accuses Trump of moral turpitude

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Former Director of the CIA John O. Brennan.

WASHINGTON — Former CIA director John Brennan is accusing President Trump of ‘‘venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption’’ for rejoicing over the firing of the FBI’s deputy director.

Brennan responded Saturday to a tweet Trump sent hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he had fired Andrew McCabe. Trump has repeatedly accused McCabe of dishonesty.

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 Obama’s second term.

Trump called McCabe’s firing a ‘‘great day’’ for FBI rank and file and democracy.