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McCabe Firing Has Even Taciturn John Brennan Fulminating

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McCabe Firing Has Even Taciturn John Brennan Fulminating

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I fear I may suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).

Mostly it’s the president's lying, which I perhaps take exceptionally hard because my vocation attaches so much importance to factual accuracy. But plenty of things President Trump says and does also drive me crazy because of the recklessness, the cruelty, the solipsism and the constant affront to whatever positive things I have ascribed to the American experiment in self-government.

If you’ve been watching the news talk shows as long as I have, you know John Brennan, who spent 25 years with the CIA in various positions, including a stint as its director.

He served under presidents of both parties and always came across as about as nonpartisan and call-'em-as-I-see-'em as it’s possible to come across. Brennan had only one facial expression and one tone of voice, both of which said no-b.s.

But maybe Brennan has succumbed to TDS also, based on this tweet of Saturday, addressed to Trump, which was Brennan’s reaction to Trump’s firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe:

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. …

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