Biden: Trump fires top official for rejecting U.S. election rigging claims

Biden: Trump fires top official for rejecting U.S. election rigging claims

Krebs, a Trump appointee, has served as CISA chief since its establishment at the Department of Homeland Security in 2018.

Chris Krebs, who until this week led the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within DHS, was referring to the outlandish claims and conspiracy theories asserted by three Trump lawyers over 90 minutes at the Republican Party headquarters in D.C. However, as the president continued to repeat dangerously misleading information about the security of the election, the agency's focus turned to rebutting numerous rumors and baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud that Trump had promoted from the White House.

CISA and other groups said in a statement last week that the election was "the most secure in American history," adding, "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised".

Trump falsely claimed 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'. "Don't buy it. And think 2x before sharing", Christopher Krebs, the former head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), wrote on Twitter.

While some Republicans have accepted that Joe Biden will be the next president, Trump has continued to declare he won the vote - a standoff that has delayed transition efforts by Biden.

"When states have close elections, many will recount ballots".

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Krebs shared one tweet by Hammill that claimed Krebs was sacked "for refusing to lie" to the president. "Defend Today, Secure Tomrorow [sic]".

Shortly after he was sacked, Krebs confirmed the DHS official's statement about the scope of his authority, and but claimed he never said there was no election fraud. Three former US officials told CyberScoop that an issue with Plankey's security clearance came up in the past year, prompting a review of his status as a clearance holder.

While CISA was successful in preventing election interference via a cyberattack on election infrastructure during the 2020 election, the DHS official told Fox News that election fraud is different than election interference, and outside the scope of CISA's authorities.

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