Politics

Donald Trump Fires US Election Security Official Who Rejected Fraud Claims

BP World Bureau | Nov 18 2020 10:57:22 AM
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Donald Trump has fired the top election security official who recently rejected his claims of "massive" fraud in the voting process. Trump has repeatedly alleged that the election was rigged. He has also refused to accept that he lost the election to Democrat Joe Biden. 

Chris Krebs rejected his claims for being unsubstantiated. The agency had jointly declared “the November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.

Trump announced the decision on Twitter and added that Krebs’ termination as the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is "effective immediately". He tweeted that the recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 election was highly inaccurate and there were massive improprieties and fraud.

Krebs reportedly mentioned to his friends last week that he is expecting to be removed. He tweeted on his personal account: “Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow”.

Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said that Krebs and his team had worked diligently to safeguard the election. He was in charge of preventing possible foreign and domestic hacker intrusions to voting machines, sorting machines, and counting machines. 

Republican Senator Ben Sasse also came out in support of Krebs saying that state election officials all across the nation will say that Krebs did a really good job and he should not be fired.