A senior U.S. cyber security official resigned Thursday, following a deluge of other resignations of national security posts, Reuters reported.
Bryan Ware, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), resigned after the White House asked him to resign, an official said, according to Reuters.
Christopher Krebs, who heads CISA, has reportedly told associates he also expects to be fired by the White House, Reuters reported Thursday.
CISA Director Chris Krebs, one of the few Trump administration officials with widespread bipartisan credibility, is reportedly telling people that he expects to be fired by the White House.
Krebs has led election security efforts through 2018 and 2020.https://t.co/hrn0hKnsc6
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President Donald Trump has performed a “near-total decapitation” of civilian leadership within the Department of Defense this week, with speculation flying that the officials disagreed with plans for a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Esper’s chief of staff, top Pentagon policy official Mark Tomb and other senior officials, after rumors that Trump planned to fire Esper after the election, though Esper said it was his plan to resign regardless