World Media

DHS Cybersecurity Director Subtweets Trump After Being Fired Via Tweet

Share
Trump Fires Cyber Chief Who Debunked Claims of Election Fraud

USA president, Donald Trump say e don fire one top election official wey dey contradict im claims of voter fraud.

"There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised", said the statement, which is based on an assessment joined by a coalition of election security groups, including the National Association of State Election Directors. But behind-the-scenes efforts by Mr. Wolf and others to keep Mr. Trump from firing Mr. Krebs apparently failed.

Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has been on the receiving end of criticism from Trump since the November 3 election over his agency's Rumor Control blog, which invalidates a list of false conspiracy theories about a "rigged" election, many of which Trump's campaign has touted after losing the election to Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

It was then that Star Wars' very own Mark Hamill, known for fighting the Empire's dictatorship as Luke Skywalker, came to Krebs' defence.

Trump released Krebs from his position within the Department of Homeland Security on Twitter, saying that his attitude towards election security is "highly inaccurate". "If you don't know what I'm talking about, you're lucky".

But after his termination, he tweeted from his personal account: "Honored to serve".

"In defending democracy, do or do not, there is no try".

He was the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency - and was a Trump appointee.

In a tweet, Trump said Krebs was canned because he hadn't affirmed Trump's baseless claims of "massive improprieties and fraud" in the 2020 elections.

"One of the things that Chris was very passionate about is getting instrumentation in state systems and local municipalities that are running these election systems, so that we would know if they're being attacked by foreign actors or domestic", Dmitri Alperovich, co-founder of the cybersecurity company Crowdstrike, told the PBS NewsHour.

In a Friday interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham, a person claiming to be a Nevada poll worker and requesting anonymity stated without providing evidence that he or she had witnessed voting fraud at a polling location. Three former USA officials told CyberScoop that an issue with Plankey's security clearance came up in the a year ago, prompting a review of his status as a clearance holder.

Share