President Trump fires cybersecurity chief for saying election was ‘most secure in US history’

Below is a story of the firing of the Department of Homeland Security, Chief of Cybersecurity, which nearly everyone anticipated.  And once again, we collectively shake our heads as the unfortunate news arrived at no surprise.

President Donald Trump’s legacy and only win in 2020 is a landslide victory as the most oppressively constant “deep six” employer in Federal Government.

In the field of security, independence of thought is not only necessary, it’s required.  As Chief or any self respecting critical thinker, the expectation when hired is to advise, not “lick boots.”

As Brendan Sullivan famously responded when Oliver North was testifying in Congress, “Well, sir, I’m not a potted plant. I’m here as the lawyer.”  Well sir, Christopher Krebs was not hired to tell you what you want to hear, he was hired to advise!

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election.

Trump fired Christopher Krebs in a tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was “highly inaccurate.”

 

The firing of Krebs, a Trump appointee and director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, comes as Trump is refusing to recognize the victory of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and removing high-level officials seen as insufficiently loyal. He fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Nov. 9, part of a broader shakeup that put Trump loyalists in senior Pentagon positions.  more

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