Trumped cybersecurity director says Trump “deserves credit” for making the 2020 election the safest in modern history


Chris Krebs, former director of the Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said President Donald Trump’s administration “deserves credit” for making the 2020 election the safest in modern history, as the president continues widespread voter fraud and “fraud”. “set elections.

Krebs, who was abruptly fired by Trump two weeks after he denied allegations of voter fraud, told CBS 60 min correspondent Scott Pelley said in an interview that “the 2020 election, as I called it, was certainly the safest election in modern history.”

“I have no questions about the security of the systems, the process, the voting, the count, [or] certification “, he continued.

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Chris Krebs, who was ousted by Trump’s director of cybersecurity at CBS in 60 minutes, appears in a Sunday broadcast interview.
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After election day, Trump has repeatedly confirmed unsubstantiated allegations of voter and election fraud in an attempt to destroy the loss of elected president Joe Biden.

Most press outlets and major television networks invited Biden to the election, who won 306 votes on the electorate, but Trump refused to agree. To reverse the election, his campaign has filed nearly three dozen lawsuits in key states, including Georgia, Pennsylvania and Nevada, which have largely failed and have been regularly brought to justice.

When Trump fired Krebs on November 17, he linked the decision directly to a statement from former officials who insisted that “there is no evidence that any voting system has canceled or lost its votes, changed its votes, or been endangered in any way.” .

“Chris Krebs’ recent statement on the security of the 2020 elections was extremely inaccurate as massive violations and fraud occurred, ”Trump tweeted at the time. “Therefore, with immediate effect, Chris Krebs was removed as director of the Cyber ​​Security and Infrastructure Security Agency.”

Krebs persevered in his statement, telling Pelley that the Trump administration should be commended for securing the election. “I think we need to celebrate the successes that made the 2020 elections the safest choice in modern history,” he said. “I think the administration deserves credit. I think President Trump’s administration deserves credit for securing the 2020 election.”

The dismissed official also called false allegations of widespread voter fraud at a press conference held on November 19 by Trump’s legitimate team. Rudy Giuliani and attorney Sidney Powell spoke at the briefing, where they both promised “huge bombs” that had not yet materialized. The Trump campaign broke away from Powell last week after making a number of inaccurate statements about the voting process.

“Nonsense. It’s disinformation. It undermines confidence in our election. It undermines confidence in our democracy,” Krebs said. “And I have taken an oath to defend and uphold the Constitution, and I see this as an attack on democracy, an attack on the Constitution. It upsets me a lot.”

Newsweek reached a comment on the Trump campaign.