President Donald Trump‘s campaign lawyer Joe diGenova said Monday that fired cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be ‘taken out at dawn and shot’.
In an interview on the Howie Carr show, which airs on Newsmax, diGenova called Krebs a moron for saying the election was the ‘most secure in United States history’.
‘Anybody who thinks that this election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity,’ diGenova said, according to The Bulwark.
‘That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot,’ diGenova added.
Krebs, a lifelong Republican, was fired by Trump by tweet on November 17, after he declared the election to be secure despite the president’s claims of election fraud.
President Donald Trump’s campaign lawyer Joe diGenova (pictured on November 19) said Monday that fired cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be ‘taken out at dawn and shot’
In an interview on the Howie Carr show, which airs on Newsmax, diGenova called Krebs (pictured in 2018) a moron for saying the election was the ‘most secure in United States history’
Before he was fired, Krebs had served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security since November, 2018.
Krebs appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night and furthered angered Trump.
‘[email protected] never asked us for a comment about their ridiculous, one sided story on election security, which is an international joke,’ Trump tweeted immediately after the segment aired.
‘Our 2020 Election, from poorly rated Dominion to a Country FLOODED with unaccounted for Mail-In ballots, was probably our least secure EVER!’
Krebs, however, insisted that the election was indeed the most secure ever, and said that Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s suggestions otherwise were ‘dangerous’.
‘I think that we should be celebrating the successes of making the 2020 election the most secure election in modern history,’ Krebs said.
‘I think that the administration deserves credit. I think that President Trump’s administration deserves credit for securing the 2020 election.’
He said last week’s press conference by Giuliani and his colleagues, at the Republican National Committee headquarters, saddened and angered him.
Krebs appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night and furthered angered Trump by insisting that the election was indeed the most secure ever, and said that Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s suggestions otherwise were ‘dangerous’
Krebs, a lifelong Republican, was fired by Trump by tweet on November 17, after he declared the election (ballot count in Georgia) to be secure despite the president’s claims of voter fraud
‘It was upsetting because what I saw was a apparent attempt to undermine confidence in the election, to confuse people, to scare people,’ said Krebs.
‘It’s not me, it’s not just CISA. It’s the tens of thousands of election workers out there that had been working nonstop, 18-hour days, for months. They’re getting death threats for trying to carry out one of our core democratic institutions, an election.
‘And that was, again, to me, a press conference that I just – it didn’t make sense.
‘What it was actively doing was undermining democracy. And that’s dangerous.’
Krebs said that Trump’s allegations of mass voter fraud were ‘farcical’.
‘We can go on and on with all the farcical claims alleging interference in the 2020 election, but the proof is in the ballots,’ he said.
‘The recounts are consistent with the initial count, and to me, that’s further evidence, that’s confirmation that the systems used in the 2020 election performed as expected, and the American people should have 100 per cent confidence in their vote.’
And he strongly criticized the president’s allegations of voting machines being manipulated by foreign countries, describing the accusations as ‘baseless’.
While Krebs drew widespread bipartisan praise for his handling of the election, he drew the ire of the Trump White House over a website run by CISA dubbed ‘Rumor Control’, which debunks misinformation about the election
Biden won the election with 306 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 232. He leads Trump by over six million in the popular vote.
Trump and his lawyers continue to allege, without evidence, that the election was stolen through widespread fraud and that Trump is the winner.