DHS Cybersecurity Director Subtweets Trump After Being Fired Via Tweet

Clay Curtis
November 20, 2020

Shortly after Trump announced his canning of Krebs via (what else) a tweet, Krebs used his personal, verified Twitter account to let both the world and Trump know that the agency he previously led did, in fact, oversee a secure election.

Donald Trump fired the (now former) director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency late Tuesday, after the latter countered the president's lies about the security of the US election.

As we noted last week, it was widely expected that sooner or later Donald Trump would turn is post-election temper tantrum towards Chris Krebs, the widely respected director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

"I'm not going to say which party does it but thousands of votes are gathered, and they come in, and then they're dumped in a location, and then all of a sudden you lose elections that you think you're going to win", the anonymous person claimed.

He said Krebs' assessments - that claims of election system manipulation were "unsubstantiated" or "technically incoherent" - had been "highly inaccurate" and that "there were massive improprieties and fraud", though his campaign and lawyers have yet to find evidence of that. "Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency".

While many top Republicans have accepted - either publicly or privately to journalists, on background - that Joe Biden will be the next president, having won the election decisively, Trump and a small circle of supporters have continued to allege that he actually won the election.

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"Honored to serve. We did it right". He went on to add that he would defend today and secure Tomorrow.

Krebs shared one tweet by Hammill that claimed Krebs was sacked "for refusing to lie" to the president.

"Christopher Krebs is a deeply respected cybersecurity expert who worked diligently to safeguard our elections".

The firing has drawn attacks from Trump critics like House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who said, "It is alarming and yet unsurprising that President Trump fired Director Krebs after he affirmed that there was no fraud in the 2020 election - a truth that President Trump refuses to accept".

While CISA was successful in preventing election interference via a cyberattack on election infrastructure during the 2020 election, the DHS official told Fox News that election fraud is different than election interference, and outside the scope of CISA's authorities.

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