President of United States Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the Department of Homeland Security official who had rejected Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud.
Trump announced on Twitter he was firing Chris Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and directly tied it to Krebs’ statement that said there “is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud,” Trump said in a tweet before repeating multiple baseless conspiracy theories about the election. “Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”
US President-elect, Joe Biden, appointed nine close campaign aides into key White House positions.
This follows his decision to name Ron Klain as his Chief of Staff.
The new appointees include his 2020 campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, being named Deputy Chief of Staff.