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Donald Trump Fires Cybersecurity Director Who Declared 2020 US Election Was Secure

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Donald Trump Fires Cybersecurity Director Who Declared 2020 US Election Was Secure

Donald Trump has taken the extraordinary step of firing his cybersecurity director who declared the 2020 US Election was the most secure in America's history.

Chris Krebs, the director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Cisa), was in charge of ensuring the vote was secure from local and domestic interference.

Following the November 3 election, Cisa issued a statement that contradicted Donald Trump's baseless accusations that the election was affected by numerous alleged issues like fraudulent counting.

As a result, Mr Krebs has been fired.

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The US President said in a tweet: "The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud - including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, 'glitches' in the voting machines which changed 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."

Chris Krebs fired back in a tweet saying: "Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, US Election

Stewart Perrie
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