President Donald Trump on Tuesday, November 17 fired his cybersecurity official Chris Krebs in a tweet. According to Trump, his job was terminated because of a “highly inaccurate” statement affirming the November 3rd election was secure and no fraudulent activities occurred.
Trump has made series of claim that election was rigged and has refused to concede defeat to Joe Biden. His campaign has filed a flurry of lawsuits in battleground states, although election officials in both parties have said they see no evidence of serious irregularities.
Trump said on Twitter that Chris Krebs had assured people in a “highly inaccurate” statement that the election had been secure when there were “massive improprieties and fraud – including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations,” and voting machine errors that flipped votes from Trump to Biden.
…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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2020
Dozens of election security experts on Monday released a letter saying claims of major hacks were unsubstantiated and absurd on their face.