Trump a viré Krebs Almost two weeks ago, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security testified that the 2020 elections were among the safest in history. The president, whose staff decisions have a track record of being weighed by his perception of loyalty, sacked Krebs by tweet, insisting the election was stolen from him.
“There have been massive irregularities and frauds – including deceased voters, ballot observers banned from polling places, ‘problems’ in the voting machines that have changed… votes from Trump to Biden, late votes and many more, ”Trump tweeted at the time, leveling off false claims. “Therefore, with immediate effect, Chris Krebs was fired. “
The president too blasted against Krebs after taking part in a “60-minute” interview aired Sunday in which Krebs warned of the dangers of the president’s electoral conspiracy theories. In the days following the election, Trump angrily tweeted members of his own party who refused to accept his unsubstantiated claims of mass irregularities. Krebs is a Republican, but members of both parties viewed him broadly as an apolitical professional public servant.
DiGenova is part of the team of lawyers, led by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is battling the 2020 election results. Although described as an “elite strike force,” the team scattered public appearances raised more eyebrows for their quirk than their mission. Their conspiracy theories included allegations related to megadonor George Soros and Hugo Chavez, the late former leader of Venezuela.
Prior to joining Trump’s legal team, DiGenova served as a U.S. lawyer in Washington, D.C. He also worked for Trump as part of the president’s personal legal defense in investigations into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 elections.