Chris Krebs spoke out against the president’s allegations of electoral fraud.
Joe diGenova said Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), “should be deducted and quartered, taken away and shot at dawn.”
DiGenova, speaking on the conservative Channel Newsx, said Krebs was an “idiot.”
“The letter sent on the ballot was inherently corrupt, and this election proved it,” diGenova told presenter Howie Carr. “It was no accident, it was all planned. Anyone who thinks this choice went well like that idiot Krebs,” he said. “That guy is a Class A debut,” diGenova said. – It must be drawn and quartered, taken out at dawn and shot.
Krebs was ousted by the president last month after speaking out several times against the president’s various allegations, saying the election was the safest in U.S. history.
“Chris Krebs’ recent statement on the security of the 2020 elections was extremely inaccurate as massive violations and fraud occurred, ”Trump said in a tweet.
“Therefore, with immediate effect, Chris Krebs was removed as director of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency.”
Krebs said on NBC’s Tuesday morning’s “Today” that diGenova’s remarks are examples of “more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior.”
“We are a nation of laws and I plan to take advantage of those laws,” Krebs said. “I have an exceptional team of lawyers who will win in court and I think they will be busy.” Adding that his team is exploring every possibility, but warns that “they may know there are things.”
On CBS’s weekend “60 Minutes,” Krebs defended the agency’s leadership in securing the 2020 election, saying, “I did well, we did well. It was a safe choice,” and “there is no indication that on November 3 , before or after any hacking or compromise on electoral systems would have taken place ”.
Adding that the Trump campaign, for example, claims hacking of voting machines is “stupid”.
Trump fired back on Twitter.
“. @ 60Minutes never asked us to comment on their ridiculous, one-sided story of election security, which is an international joke. Our 2020 election was probably our country from the underrated Dominion to the flooded country with our mailing ballot. Least sure ever!” the president said on Sunday.
Krebs was on thin ice with the president throughout the month of November, especially after the election, when he tweeted several times from his official CISA account and corrected the mistakes alleged by the president’s campaign.
The former head of CISA at NBC on Tuesday said he was “grateful” to the president for giving him the opportunity to serve, but when someone enters federal service, they take an oath of the constitution.
Krebs and the Department of Homeland Security did not respond to comments from ABC News.