Trump Fires Top Cybersecurity Official Christopher Krebs in a Tweet

by Andrew Trunsky

President Donald Trump fired Christopher Krebs, the top cybersecurity official in the Department of Homeland Security, in a tweet Tuesday evening.

Krebs’ termination was expected after his office released a statement Thursday which said that the 2020 elections were “the most secure in American history.” Trump called Krebs’ statement “highly inaccurate,” and said that his termination was effective immediately.

Trump said in his tweets that the election had “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.”

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