Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump fired the director of the cybersecurity agency who said that the last presidential election was “the most secure in history”. Chris Krebs’ recent statement about the security of the 2020 election was very inaccurate, as there was massive fraud and irregularities,” the president said on his Twitter account. “Therefore,” Trump added, “with immediate effect, Chris Krebs has been fired as director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA),” an agency that belongs to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
In his series of tweets, the president stated: “The only thing that is certain about our elections in 2020 is that they were practically impenetrable to foreign powers. In that, the Trump Administration takes great credit. This decision by Trump comes after the CISA, through its coordination committee for electoral infrastructure, held that the elections were “the most secure in history. “There is no evidence that any voting system has eliminated or lost votes, changed votes or been affected in any way,” he said in a statement that had much impact by directly contradicting Trump’s allegations of fraud. “While we know that there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you that we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections and you should too.
Krebs has been the first director of CISA, a position created in 2018 by Trump because until then the agency was led by a DHS undersecretary. Two weeks before the election, Trump still has not recognized President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, a fact he attributes without evidence to a fraud orchestrated against him by the Democrats.