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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.’’

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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.