President Donald Trump has just fired Chris Krebs, the nation's first Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) via Tweet Tuesday night. Krebs's agency had published the now famous report that determined the 2020 presidential election was the "most secure" in U.S. history.
“There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised,” the report stated.
In short, Trump is furious that his false claims of election fraud, that the vote was "rigged," were debunked.
Legal and national security experts are blasting the president.
University of Texas law professor:
Chris Krebs is a person of the highest intellect, integrity, and commitment to the national security of the United… https://t.co/oanMqtZcar— Steve Vladeck (@Steve Vladeck)1605658547.0
Former federal prosecutor:
Krebs told the truth, and Trump's lies have no basis in fact. He was fired for telling the truth to the American p… https://t.co/hhgD1KNqvn— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti)1605658613.0
Voting rights expert:
On Nov 12 CISA director Chris Krebs accurately wrote: “The November 3rd election was most secure in American histor… https://t.co/Q36LztJv5a— Ari Berman (@Ari Berman)1605658703.0
Former FBI Special Agent, now a senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University:
Thanks @CISAKrebs & team for protecting election. most secure in US history, during worst times, protected by someo… https://t.co/YqgnQIK76T— Clint Watts (@Clint Watts)1605659710.0
Former White House press secretary:
The firing of Chris Krebs means the Dems have to step up their pressure on Trump. House should come back on hold he… https://t.co/Q1LGxfzklo— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1605658628.0
As a DHS official, Chris Krebs could be blocked by the White House from testifying before a House committee. As a p… https://t.co/aTsvhD8Grw— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1605659697.0
Cybersecurity reporter at Politico:
Here's Krebs' final tweet as CISA director. https://t.co/ylqXFEKU6I— Eric Geller (@Eric Geller)1605658673.0
NBC News reporter:
Former DHS cybersecurity director director Chris Krebs was set to speak at an event titled “Foreign Interference an… https://t.co/Oias90cZMx— Ben Collins (@Ben Collins)1605659052.0