Chris Krebs says Trump fired “I didn’t want to go out”


Krebs, who was expanded as director of the cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency, said in an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he wasn’t completely surprised by his dismissal and said he was most upset because he had no chance of telling him. he said goodbye to his team.

“I don’t know if I was necessarily surprised. I didn’t want to go out like that,” Krebs told CBS Scott Pelley in an excerpt from an interview that aired entirely on Sunday.

“What upsets me the most about this is that I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye to my team. And I worked with them for three and a half years, in the ditch. Building an agency, setting up CISA on the national stage. And I love that team. And I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye. , so that’s what I’m most nervous about. “

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Trump announced last Tuesday that Krebs would be “eliminated” with the “immediate effect” of the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber headquarters because Krebs’ recent statement rejecting Trump’s allegations of widespread voter fraud was “very inaccurate.” reported that Krebs was counting on the move.

A statement by Krebs ’agency and public and private election officials read:“ The November 3 election was the safest in American history. … There is no evidence that any voting system has canceled or lost its votes, changed its votes in any way. endangered in this way. “

In his “60 Minutes” interview, Krebs said the statement “I stand by this.”

CNN and other stores projected President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the election, but Trump refused to allow the competition, refused to accept the results and instead called for unfounded conspiracies to steal his second term.