US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: DONALD TRUMP FIRES CYBER CHIEF FOR DISPUTING VOTER FRAUD CLAIMS
President Donald Trump has fired the Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CSIA, Chris Krebs who rejected the United States President's election claims of voter fraud.
Chris Krebs had earlier issued a statement saying there "is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised."
In a pair of tweets, President Donald Trump announced that he has terminated the cyber chief's appointment because his statement disputing voter fraud claims "was highly inaccurate.
"The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud - including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, “glitches” in the voting machines which changed votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more. Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency," Donald said in a tweet.
...votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more. Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020
Several reports say Chris Krebs, who ran the CISA from its inception in the wake of Russian interference with the 2016 election, learned he had been fired on Twitter. He shortly released a statement in response via his Twitter account saying "Honoured to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow. #Protect2020."
Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure Tomrorow. #Protect2020
— Chris Krebs (@C_C_Krebs) November 18, 2020
Krebs dismissal is part of the shakeup in Donald Trump's administration since the President was defeated by the Democratic President-elect Joe Biden in the November 3 election.
President Donald Trump has refused to concede the election to Biden and has repeatedly made claims of electoral fraud.