December 8th local time, Christopher Krebs, the former head of cybersecurity in the United States, filed a lawsuit against Joe diGenova, a Trump campaign lawyer who claimed that he should be “shot to death”.
The lawsuit alleged Joe Dijenova and the Trump campaign slandered and caused emotional distress to Krebs, the New York Times reported. Krebs said he received death threats on social networking sites and emails, forcing him and his family to leave home to avoid danger.
In an interview with Newsmax, the right-wing news channel in the United States, Dijenova said that Krebs should be “towed out and shot at dawn”. But Dijenova then told the Washington Post last week that he was joking.
The lawsuit says the president, his campaign and Newsmax have been engaged in “intentional and harmful conspiracy theories” to slander Krebs and other Republicans who believe that there is no fraud Trump said in the presidential election.
After the U.S. presidential election, Krebs and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a statement saying that the 2020 election is higher than previous elections in U.S. history. They are all safer and more reliable.
After the statement, it was reported that Krebs had expected to be fired. A few days later, he was fired by Trump, who also wrote that Krebs’ statement on election security was “inaccurate”.
Krebs sought monetary compensation in the lawsuit and asked the media to delete the video of Trump’s campaign lawyer Dijenova. At present, neither Trump’s campaign nor Newsmax has responded to requests for comment from the media.