The former head of U.S. election security, who says Donald Trump’s defeat of Joe Biden was not affected by voter fraud, “should be taken out and shot at dawn,” Trump’s campaign lawyer said.
Joe DiGenova’s remark about Chris Krebs was quickly condemned, including calls for his disarmament and the accusation that he had acted as a “mass lawyer”.
Krebs was ousted from the head of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Nov. 17, shortly after he said the election was “the safest in American history,” contrary to Trump’s claim.
Krebs also used Twitter to publicly destroy Trump’s conspiracy theories.
DiGenova defended the president in the Russian investigation and is now involved in attempts to overthrow the results in battlefield states. The Trump campaign won a lawsuit – and lost 39.
DiGenova made his remarks about Krebs on Monday on a podcast on YouTube and Trump Federal Newsmax TV, the Howie Carr Show.
“Anyone who thinks the election went well,” he said, “like the idiot Krebs who used to be at the head of cybersecurity, this guy is also a Class A debut. It must be drawn and quartered. He was taken out and shot at dawn.
Carr did not dispute the comment.
A day earlier, Krebs told CBS 60 minutes ago, Trump was trying to “undermine democracy … to undermine confidence in the election, to confuse people, to scare people.”
Trump called that interview is “ridiculous, one-sided [and] international joke ”.
DiGenova is not the first nearby Trump aide to push for the death of an official in the president’s dislike. In early November, former campaign manager Steve Bannon and White House strategist said Christopher Wray, director of the FBI and public health expert Anthony Fauci, should be completed. Disabled from Twitter.
According to DiGenova, Trump’s legal team “talked to the jury and tried to influence the jury. This includes judges and state legislatures. And in these states, governors are a lot of losers, along with their secretaries of state. I have never seen such wimps with Rs [being Republican].
– You know, they have to be dealt with politically. That’s the only way to deal with these people.
Georgia’s Republican foreign minister, Brad Raffensperger, who resisted attempts to overthrow Biden’s victory there, said Trump’s supporters had been threatened with death by his wife.
DiGenova’s remark on Krebs was quickly condemned.
Lois Clark, CEO of the Government Accountability Project, said in a statement: “Such threats are causing an avalanche of them. The other whistleblowers are being silenced in silence. Behavior appropriate to the mass lawyer.
Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI deputy director, said DiGenova “made a retaliatory threat to Krebs’ official duties in violation of Title 18 of Federal Law, U.S.C. No. 351.”
Andrew Weissmann, former Federal Prosecutor and Senior Adviser to Special Adviser Robert Mueller in the Russian investigation, tweeted that the remark was “shocking” and that DiGenova “must at least face shame”.
Krebs, he said, showed “fearless integrity”.