President Trump on Tuesday fired election cybersecurity official Chris Krebs after he openly dismissed Trump’s claims of fraud in the Nov. 3 election.
Trump announced in a tweet that he terminated Krebs, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
The president wrote: “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud – including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, ‘glitches’ in the voting machines which changed votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more. Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”
After publicly contradicting Trump’s claims of widespread fraud, Krebs’ fate became a bureaucratic football last week. Two sources told The Post that Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, resisted firing Krebs. As a presidential appointee, Wolf’s participation