Special Report: Trump Fires CISA's Krebs for Defending the Election
CISA's executive director Brandon Wales now in charge, experts and Biden transition team priase Krebs and rail against Trump's decision
Following days of anticipation, Donald Trump yesterday fired the highest-ranking official in his administration who defended the integrity of the recent voting process in the face of an intensifying push by the Oval Office occupant to undermine “the most secure election in U.S. history.” Trump fired via a pair of tweets Christopher Krebs, the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), one of his own nominees who garnered the respect of election security experts through his work to harden U.S. voting infrastructure during his four-year tenure.
Krebs’ deputy Matt Travis was also apparently pushed out, leaving CISA Executive Director Brandon Wales in charge of the agency.
Krebs’ launch of a “rumor control” website, which disputed some of Trump’s favorite conspiracy theories involving non-existent software glitches and false stories of dead people voting, is the precipitating factor that pushed Trump over the edge. After his firing…
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