Trump Fires Head of Election Cybersecurity Who Debunked Conspiracy Theories


Christopher Krebs, who led the federal government’s election cybersecurity efforts, has been fired via Twitter. 

Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, has been publicly criticized by Trump since the Nov. 3 election over CISA’s Rumor Control blog, which rebuts a list of false claims about election fraud and hacking, many of which Trump or his lawyers have touted as real. 

 On Tuesday after the firing, Krebs told NBC News, “I’m proud of the work we did at CISA.”  

“I’m proud of the teammates I had at CISA. We did it right,” Krebs added. 

A source said Krebs found out about it on Twitter and that it was upsetting for him because he took the work seriously. 

Tuesday night Trump tweeted Krebs had put out a statement concerning the election that was “highly inaccurate,” an apparent reference to a joint statement Thursday from CISA, the Election Assistance Commission, and groups that represent the chief election officers in every state.

The statement read, in part, “There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”