Special Weekend Edition: Strange NY Post Article Serves as Coda for CISA's Turbulent Week
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Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post got a strange scoop yesterday that serves as a coda to this week’s drama surrounding Chris Krebs's once and future firing. Krebs is the highly respected head of the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) who has warned America not to fall for election conspiracy theories, many of which Donald Trump has trumpeted. The Post’s Steve Nelson says that the White House on Wednesday evening instructed Homeland Security’s acting Secretary Chad Wolf to fire Krebs but Wolf purportedly refused to do so. On Twitter, experts in government law jumped in to say they believe that Wolf doesn’t have the authority to fire Krebs, so it’s unclear how Trump could legally issue the order or how Wolf could refuse it.
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