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Trump Lawyer Says Ousted Cybersecurity Chief Should Be 'Shot' For Defending Election's Integrity

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Earlier this month, President Trump fired Chris Krebs, the head of U.S. Cybersecurity, for saying publicly that there was no evidence of voter fraud during the 2020 elections and that Americans should have faith in the results.

Krebs's statement directly contradicted President Trump's repeated, baseless claims that the election was stolen from him.

Earlier this week, one of Trump's lawyers, Joseph diGenova, said Krebs should be executed for his loyalty to the truth.


On a recent episode of The Howie Carr Show, diGenova gave a call-in interview claiming:

"Anybody who thinks the election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity, that guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot."

Carr, who is well known for peddling conspiracy theories that benefit President Trump, simply chuckled at diGenova's claim and continued with the show.

Krebs, who identifies as a Republican, appeared on 60 Minutes following his firing. During his interview, he once again stood up for the integrity of the election, saying:

"We can go on and on with all the farcical claims alleging interference in the 2020 election, but the proof is in the ballots. The recounts are consistent with the initial count, and to me that's further evidence, that's confirmation that the systems used in the 2020 election performed as expected."

Following false attacks from the President, many Trump supporters have been harassing Krebs with death threats. While on the Today show, the former Cybersecurity Chief hinted at future legal action:

"The way I look at is that we're a nation of laws and I plan to take advantage of those laws. I've got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court and I think that they're probably going to be busy."



Despite their repeated claims that there was foul play at work during the 2020 election, the Trump campaign has failed to produce any evidence to substantiate their accusations and have lost the overwhelming majority of their court battles.