Schumer: Top cybersecurity official fired for telling Trump the truth about election security

Schumer: Top cybersecurity official fired for telling Trump the truth about election security


Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Wednesday that a top cybersecurity official’s decision to tell President Trump he lost the election cost him his job.

Mr. Trump fired Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Chris Krebs on Tuesday evening after taking issue with Mr. Krebs‘ comments asserting the security of the 2020 election.

Mr. Schumer said Mr. Trump needs to “get out of your bubble” and prepare to hand over power to presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden.

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“Last night—continuing President Trump’s outrageous and dishonest behavior—President Trump fired our country’s chief election security officer, Chris Krebs, an honorable public servant, because he confirmed that our elections were secure—reinforcing the number one rule of working for Donald Trump: you can never tell the truth,” the New York Democrat said on the Senate floor. “But no matter who he fires, or how many times he tweets, President Trump cannot change reality. He lost the presidential election.”

Mr. Schumer said it is

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