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Trump fires head of cybersecurity agency

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/18/20, 07:25 am

Christopher Krebs led the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) since it began after Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. President Donald Trump announced his termination in a late Tuesday Twitter post.

Why was Krebs fired? Trump called his recent statement on the security of the 2020 Election “highly inaccurate.” Krebs had tweeted a report hours earlier that cited 59 election security experts dismissing computer fraud in the vote. CISA had also issued statements countering reports of dead voters and widespread voter fraud and called the Nov. 3 election “the most secure in American history.”

Dig deeper: Read Jamie Dean’s report on how the days after the election are already far from “politics as usual.”


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Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Wed, 11/18/2020 11:21 am

    Krebs, another mole in the Trump admin. 

    If the fbi, etc. were doing their jobs, he would be investigated for receiving money to say what he did, and not do his job. But that won't happen until someone cleans house. With Biden reigning, that will never happen. 

    I wish Trump had someone to root out all the moles still remaining in his admin. He is so trusting. He expects people to do the right thing for our country. But the Dems just do whatever they must to line their pockets and take control. It's amazing how many are millionaires. 

    At least now we know how those misfits in Cal. and NY get elected. Election fraud. 

  • TIM MILLER
    Posted: Wed, 11/18/2020 12:28 pm

    What evidence do you have that Kreb was a "mole"?

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