The head of a U.S. cyber security agency has told associates he expects to be fired after angering the White House by debunking claims of election fraud, Reuters reported.
Christopher Krebs, the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), was commended by both Democrats and Republicans for his handling of the election, according to Reuters.
Top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs, who worked on securing #Election2020 from hackers, has told associates he expects to be fired by the White House for pushing back against disinformation about the election https://t.co/X5g53UMCiU pic.twitter.com/1PNUCqv1Do
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However, the White House was displeased with CISA’s “Rumor Control” website, which debunks misinformation surrounding the election, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. CISA officials had decided not to delete accurate information following White House requests for content to be edited or removed. Among the claims was that Democrats are behind an election fraud scheme.
President Donald Trump has yet to concede the election amid several lawsuits brought by his campaign and ongoing state recounts.
The White House was also angry about a CISA post on the website that rejected a