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Trump Fires Cybersecurity Official Who Called Election “Most Secure in American History”

HeadlineNov 18, 2020

President Trump has fired a top election security official at the Department of Homeland Security just days after he publicly rebuked Trump’s claims the election was rigged. Christopher Krebs served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Last week, the agency released a statement describing the 2020 election as “the most secure in American history.” Trump fired Krebs via a message on Twitter. Krebs responded with a tweet saying, “Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow. #Protect2020.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the firing a “dangerous and shameful charade.” Krebs’s deputy Matt Travis has also been reportedly forced out of his job.

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