‘Deep State’ Alumni Rally Around McCabe

Scott Morefield | Reporter

Numerous former “Deep State” operatives, politicians, and media figures united behind former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Twitter in the wake of his termination Friday night.

Former CIA Director John Brennan sent an ominous tweet Saturday calling Trump a “disgraced demagogue” who will eventually land “in the dustbin of history.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power lauded Brennan’s tweet, then posted one of her own relating an African proverb to McCabe’s firing — “The axe forgets; the tree remembers.”

Obama-era former Attorney General Eric Holder was also critical of the decision, calling it “dangerous.”

Obama-appointed former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called President Trump’s Friday night tweet lauding McCabe’s firing “lawsuit Exhibit A.”

But not before telling the president to “butt out” and calling Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who fired McCabe, the “weakest and most craven Attorney General in modern times.”

Former F.B.I. Director James Comey responded to Trump’s tweet as well, but only to the part referring to him.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow launched into a conspiracy theory about Trump supposedly trying to “discredit” McCabe as a “corroborating witness for Comey’s account of his firing.”

MSNBC host Nicholle Wallace called the firing a “complete disgrace.”

California Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeted a message to the president about who “will be fired soon.”

New Jersey Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell called it a “disgrace to this country and our law enforcement community.”

Some Republicans and Trump supporters have portrayed McCabe as a “deep state” player working behind the scenes to oppose the Trump administration.

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