phalse phace shares a report from NPR: Christopher Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security director who had spearheaded a campaign to counter rumors about voter fraud, has been fired, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday. Trump, in two misleading tweets about the security of the U.S. election, said Krebs’ termination was “effective immediately.” The CISA campaign, led by Krebs, was originally intended to target foreign interference. However, as the president continued to repeat dangerously misleading information about the security of the election, the agency’s focus turned to rebutting many of the rumors and baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud that Trump had promoted from the White House. In response, Krebs tweeted, “Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure [Tomorrow].” As NPR points out, Krebs’ firing came after his agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), last week released a statement calling the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.” Trump’s full tweet reads: “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.”
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