Trump announced the dismissal of the Director of the Cyber Security Bureau
November 18th. On the evening of the 17th local time, US President Trump announced on Twitter that Christopher Krebs, the director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, had been relieved of his post, effective immediately. Krebs responded shortly after Trump tweeted, saying “We did the right thing.”
According to a report on the US CNBC website on the 17th, Trump said in a tweet: “Chris Krebs’s recent statement on the 2020 election is extremely inaccurate, because there are a lot of misconduct and fraud, including the “dead ‘Voting, election observers are not allowed to enter the voting place, the’faulty’ voting machine changes Trump’s vote to Biden’s vote, delays voting and more. Therefore, the Director of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Bureau Chris Krebs was relieved of his position and the appointment became effective immediately.”
Less than an hour after Trump tweeted, Krebs, the person involved, also tweeted in response, saying: “I am honored to serve (for the United States). We did the right thing.” A person familiar with the matter told NBC News. , Krebs learned of the news through Twitter, which made him very frustrated, because he took this work very seriously.
US media pointed out that Krebs is responsible for leading the work related to protecting the US elections. He has previously stated that there is no evidence that the election was affected by foreign interference. On the evening of the 17th, he also said in an interview with NBC that he was proud of his colleagues in the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Trump currently refuses to admit defeat, and his campaign team has initiated lawsuits against the election results in many states. When asked about Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the election results, Biden said, “Very frankly, I think this is embarrassing.”