“Recent statements by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 election are highly inaccurate, including a lot of misrepresentation and fraud,” Trump said in a tweet before citing unfounded conservative theories about the election. “As a result, with immediate effect, Chris Krebs has been fired as director of the Cyber Infrastructure Security Agency.”
In the run-up to the election, Krebs often silently argued for presidential misrepresentations about mailing ballots, but went out of his way to ignore bosses’ criticisms for spreading lies.
But in the days that followed, Krebs took a more forceful approach to frequent Twitter posts – often listening to red emojis – fact-checking on claims and conspiracy theories pushed by Trump, his allies and his accomplices across the country.
Krebs has been responsible for the department’s extensive appreciation of cyber security efforts and increased coordination with state and local governments, as the first director of the CISA. He has been nominated as one of the most important national security officials in the country, following a smooth election.
The CISA said foreign enemies could not influence any vote, and it was “the safest election in American history”, according to them and a wide range of public and private elected officials. That was the statement that the president decided to shoot Krebs Tuesday evening.
Krebs continued to verify the facts of the presidential conspiracy until the last hour of his tenure, tweeting Tuesday morning claiming that the manipulation of the electoral system was “neither effective nor technical.” He cited a letter signed by 59 election experts as saying, “Anyone who insists the US election is” tightened. ” Special Claim “and call them” shocking affirmations. “
The Krebs shooting, a U.S. official told CNN before the shooting, would “cross the red line” and sound the alarm throughout national security.
However, his dismissal comes after several senior Pentagon civil servants were replaced by officials known to be loyal to the president, and reported on Trump’s growing frustration with CIA Director Gina Haspel.
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