Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency chief Chris Krebs [Photo: The New York Times]
Nov, 18th 2020 – Donald Trump has fired the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency chief Chris Krebs on claims of “highly inaccurate” remarks on vote integrity. Mr. Trump has refused to concede the US election, making unsubstantiated claims of massive voter fraud. Election officials said the vote was the “most secure” in US history.
Last week, the president fired Department of Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, amid reports that he doubted the Pentagon chief’s loyalty. Mr. Krebs is the second official to be dismissed by the US president following his defeat. There is also speculations that before Trump leaves office in January, FBI director Christopher Wray and CIA director Gina Haspel could also face the same fate.
Hours before he was fired, Mr. Krebs posted a tweet aiming at Mr. Trump’s allegations that the voting machines in various states had switched ballots for Mr. Biden.
He tweeted: “ICYMI: On allegations that election systems were manipulated, 59 election security experts all agree, ‘in every case of which we are aware, these claims either have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.’ #Protect2020″
He is among senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security who declared that the 3rd November US general elections as the most secure in the American history, while rejecting ‘unfounded claims’.