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War of words: Trump vs. former intelligence officials

From left: James Comey, President Trump, John Brennan.
From left: James Comey, President Trump, John Brennan. Photos: Getty Images

The media firestorm that is surrounding the leaked excerpts of former FBI Director James Comey's new book has led to a war of words between the nation's former intelligence officials and the White House.

Quick hits: Comey said Trump is "untethered to the truth" and compared him to a mob boss. Trump called Comey a "weak and untruthful slime ball." And former CIA Director John Brennan told Trump his "kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey."