Bongino Hits Back at John Brennan, Samantha Power: 'Your Hubris Is Overwhelming'
Dan Bongino urged former CIA Director John Brennan and former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power to "dial down the volume" on their criticisms of President Donald Trump over the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Brennan took to Twitter Saturday to blast the president's remarks that McCabe "knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI," referring to Trump as a "disgraced demagogue."
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. https://t.co/uKppoDbduj
— John O. Brennan (@JohnBrennan) March 17, 2018
Power also tweeted in regard to Brennan's words, saying that it was "not a good idea to piss off John Brennan."
Not a good idea to piss off John Brennan. https://t.co/VLg94OLL2R
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) March 17, 2018
She later followed up that tweet with a clarification that she meant Brennan would raise his "angry and eloquent voice" if provoked, as seen his his tweet.
Whoa! Just home & see much misinterp. of earlier tweet. It’s testament to polarized times that it cd be misread as referring to something other than Brennan’s indignation. So will translate: not a good idea to upset @JohnBrennan bc/ he will raise an angry (& eloquent) voice. https://t.co/YgIjeKGAlp
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) March 18, 2018
Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, was critical of Brennan's remarks, calling the tweet he sent out "disgusting."
"Brennan's worried about how he claimed - under oath, by the way - that he had no information about the [Trump] dossier, yet went up and briefed people on Capitol Hill," he said.
"Stay off the air, go get a lawyer and pipe down. You're in a lot more trouble than you think you are. You're hubris is overwhelming right now," Bongino said, calling out the unmaskings by Power and saying the two participated "in the largest government conspiracy to spy on a presidential candidate in modern American history."
McCabe was fired Friday, two days before he was set to officially retire and receive pension benefits. The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility made the recommendation to terminate McCabe, accusing him of a "lack of candor" under oath.
Watch the Bongino's discussion on "Fox and Friends" above.