Trump fires CISA director for disputing election fraud claim
Christopher Krebs, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) who disputed claims of election fraud by President Donald Trump has been fired.
The termination of Kreb’s appointment came after President Trump took to his official Twitter account @realDonaldTrump on Tuesday to tweet:
“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.”
In response, Krebs tweeted, “Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure [Tomorrow].”
Krebs’ sack came after his agency, the CISA, last week acknowledged that the just concluded elections in the United States was “the most secure in American history.”
“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised”, it added.
Recall that Trump lost the presidential election to President-elect, Joe Biden in both the popular vote and electoral vote but he failed to acknowledge his loss and has vowed to challenge the election in court, a move that has so far hit brick walls.