Chris Krebs speaks to reporters at the DHS Election Operations Center in Arlington, Virginia. File/Reuters
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Donald Trump announced on Tuesday he had fired top US cybersecurity official Chris Krebs in a tweet, who had rejected the president's claims of "massive" fraud in US Presidential Election 2020.
Trump accused him without evidence of making a “highly inaccurate” statement affirming the security of the Nov.3 election.
"The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud," he wrote in a tweet.
"Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency."
US President Donald Trump gestures at a rally. File photo
Trump has made unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud and refused to concede defeat to President-elect 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.
Krebs headed the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency from its inception two years ago.
He angered the White House over a website run by CISA dubbed “Rumour Control,” which debunks misinformation about the election, according to the three people familiar with the matter.
Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday that Krebs had assured people 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.
Twitter slapped warning labels on Trump’s tweets, noting: “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”
At the time, Trump averaged just five false claims a day. In the past seven months, that total has risen to an average of nearly 23 every day, made at rallies, on Twitter, in speeches or in encounters with the media.
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