Krebs says claims of foreign intervention in the 2020 election are “wolves”

Christopher Krebs, the chief federal cybersecurity official who was fired President TrumpVenezuelan judge Donald John Trump has sentenced six U.S. oil chiefs to prison, Trump says he will leave the White House if Biden appoints an Electoral College winner. Due to efforts to allay concerns about election security in 2020 last week, claims of this year’s foreign intervention are “wolves”.

In an excerpt from Sunday’s “60 Minutes” released on Friday, Krebs was asked to respond to claims by Trump’s legal team that the votes are displayed in foreign countries.

“So all the votes – in the United States all the votes in the United States count,” Krebs said. – No – I don’t understand that statement. All votes in the United States are counted by the United States. Period.”

Interviewer Scott Pelley referred to allegations by Sidney Powell, a lawyer with a loose connection to the Trump campaign, who had wrongly linked Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez to problems with voting machines.

At last week’s press conference, Powell claimed, without evidence, that Dominion Voting Systems, which supplies voting machines in the United States, used technology developed by Chávez, who died in 2013. He said the votes were manipulated overseas Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he will leave the White House if Biden appoints the Electoral College winner. The note: Biden is on a hard path with the promise of healing the nation. The United States records 2,300 COVID-19 deaths as the epidemic wears over.

According to Krebs, there is “no evidence that any machine I know has been manipulated by foreign power. Period.”

Pelley then referred to Powell and Rudy GiulianiEx-Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell has filed a lawsuit in Michigan, Georgia, preparing for a precedent-setting lame duck period it details how the array of communist countries hijacked the nation’s voting machines by installing an algorithm that turned Trump’s percentage of votes into Biden.

– Look, I think these are – we can go on and on all the wolf claims that – interference in the 2020 elections, but the evidence is on the ballots, ”Krebs said. “The recount is in line with the original count, and for me it is further evidence that confirms that the systems used in the 2020 elections worked as expected and that the American people must have 100 percent confidence in their vote.”

Trump, a former director of the Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has consulted with state and local officials to increase election security following the 2016 Russian intervention.

Earlier this month, CISA issued a statement from stakeholders and officials confirming that the 2020 elections were “The safest in American history” and dispelled allegations that voting systems had been compromised in some way, which was a fierce reprimand against the allegations of the president and his supporters.

“There is no evidence that any voting system has canceled or lost its votes, changed its votes, or been compromised in any way,” officials stressed.

Trump fired Krebs last Tuesday “immediately“, Calling the statement” very inaccurate “and claiming without evidence that” massive wrongdoing and fraud – including the dead – have taken place “.

“Polls were not allowed into the polling stations, the ‘mistakes’ of the voting machines that changed the votes from Trump to Biden, the late votes and much more.” “It shall therefore enter into force immediately, Chris Krebs terminated as Director of the Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure Security Agency. “

With the exception of the “60 Minutes” interview, Krebs said he wasn’t “necessarily surprised” by his sudden termination, but was disappointed with his departure.

“I think what annoys me the most is that I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye to the team,” the former director of CISA continued. “And I worked with them for 3 1/2 years in the ditch.” Building an agency, putting CISA on the national stage. And I love that team. And I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye, so that’s what makes me most nervous. “

The full “60 minutes” interview with Krebs is scheduled to take place at 7:30 pm on Sunday EST.