President Trump rejoiced in the dismissal of deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe late Friday, calling the move “a great day for democracy.”
The president posted a celebratory tweet on the news shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions dropped the bombshell that McCabe would be terminated prior to his planned retirement, a move likely to deprive him of retirement benefits.
Describing McCabe’s ouster as a “a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI,” Trump also used the opportunity to take a shot at ousted FBI director James Comey, who he said “made McCabe look like a choirboy.” The firing triggered alarm among many who fear McCabe was booted to appease the president and undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Former CIA director John Brennan was among those to see red flags in the move, accusing Trump of “scapegoating” McCabe today. “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,” he wrote on Twitter. Read more at Huff Post.