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Trump fires agency head who vouched for 2020 vote security


November 18, 2020

Amr Alfiky – New York Times

Christopher Krebs, head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on May 14, 2019. Two years ago, the former Microsoft executive was tasked with the unenviable job of protecting the nation's election machinery from manipulation, and preparing Americans for waves of disinformation in 2020.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election.

Trump fired Christopher Krebs in a tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was "highly inaccurate."

While abrupt, the dismissal was hardly surprising. Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, had offered a stream of statements and tweets over the past week attesting to the integrity of the election, directly contradicting Trump's false assertions of widespread fraud without mentioning the president by name.


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