Trump Fires Top Official Over Controversial Comments

President Trump received fierce pushback — including some from fellow Republicans — on Tuesday night after firing Chris Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), following efforts by Krebs to rebut the president’s claims of widespread voter fraud.

The Tuesday evening firing happened after Krebs led a campaign at CISA to control rumors about election fraud. Trump, in a pair of tweets, said that Krebs had made a statement on election security that “was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud — including dead people voting” and more.

Trump added: “Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”

“Honored to serve. We did it right. Defend Today, Secure Tomrorow (sic),” Krebs responded in a tweet.

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