Trump says he fired top cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs - Axios

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  one week ago  •  34 comments

By:   Oriana Gonzalez (Axios)

Trump says he fired top cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs - Axios
Krebs has drawn bipartisan praise for his work protecting U.S. elections.

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President Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday night that Christopher Krebs, the head of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, had been fired effective immediately.

Why it matters: Krebs, who is responsible for securing voting technology, has drawn bipartisan praise for his handling of the election and debunking of misinformation. Reuters recently reported he expected to be fired after he pushed back against false claims that Democrats "rigged" the election, a claim that Trump has heavily promoted.

Our thought bubble: Krebs is a universally respected figure even in the notoriously fractious world of cybersecurity and information security, notes Zach Dorfman, author of Axios' Codebook newsletter.

The big picture: Krebs' firing signals that Trump continues to feel unshackled in the post-election period to punish officials he views as disloyal, even if it's at the expense of his own administration's morale and ability to function.

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  • The Pentagon's top policy official, James Anderson, resigned in anticipation of being fired by Trump. Anderson was replaced by Anthony Tata, an administration loyalist who was denied the job earlier this year after his prior bigoted comments came to light.
  • Trump officials named Kash Patel, another former aide to Devin Nunes, as chief of staff to the secretary of defense.
  • The Pentagon's undersecretary of defense for intelligence was also forced to resign and replaced with Ezra Cohen-Watnick, another former NSC staffer and Trump loyalist.

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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    one week ago

Trump fired Chris Krebs for lying to the public when he issued a statement reassuring Americans that the election was the most secure presidential election in history.

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     one week ago

The ''Biggest Liar'' has no credibility when it comes to the truth. This is simply someone that cannot accept that he is a one term president and by that measure a ''Yuge Bigly LOSER''.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @2    one week ago

64 days is a long time to let an unstable person like Donald Trump wield the powers of the presidency.  Can't someone do something about it?

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1    one week ago

gee, I wonder if secret service protection can be removed with an executive order.

 
 
 
Gsquared
2.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1    one week ago

The 25th Amendment provides a remedy, but it's not going to happen.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.1.3  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @2.1.1    one week ago
gee, I wonder if secret service protection can be removed with an executive order.

I bet lots of inquiring minds want to know...

Also, Trump has cancelled all activities that take him outside of the White House, and that includes his Thanksgiving trip to Mar a Lago.  Adopting a bunker mentality does nothing to put this country at ease.

 
 
 
Gsquared
2.1.4  Gsquared  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1.3    one week ago

I don't think that Trump has any intention of trying to put the country at ease.  His favored method always seems to be to create discord and chaos.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.1.5  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1    one week ago

Republicans would have to grow spines in order to protect the union sister, and you have to have balls before you can have a spine.  The GOP right now is filled with eunuchs.

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1.6  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.1.3    one week ago
Adopting a bunker mentality does nothing to put this country at ease.

it might if they dig a burn pit in the rose garden for his use in the near future. /s

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.1.7  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Gsquared @2.1.4    one week ago
His favored method always seems to be to create chaos and discord.

He has got to be the most exhausting person on the planet. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
2.1.8  pat wilson  replied to  devangelical @2.1.6    one week ago

Would that be a trump roast ?

I'll pass.

 
 
 
Ender
3  Ender    one week ago

Destroy from within has long been a goal of some.

 
 
 
Split Personality
4  Split Personality    one week ago

I wonder if being "fired" "by tweet" has been challenged in court?

Oh well, here's a raised glass to Biden hiring him back asap.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
4.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Split Personality @4    one week ago
Oh well, here's a raised glass to Biden hiring him back asap.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
5  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    one week ago

Chris Krebs just tweeted, "Honored to serve.  We did it right.  Defend today.  Secure tomorrow."

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5    one week ago

Good man!  Biden should hire a person with that mindset.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
5.1.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5.1    one week ago

I doubt Chris Krebs will be unemployed for long, but thanks to Trump, he's have the stigma hanging over his head for the rest of his life, just like so many before him.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
5.1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5.1.1    one week ago

Krebs is in good company!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6  JohnRussell    one week ago
“The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud - including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, “glitches” in the voting machines which changed votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.”

What do Trumpsters say ? 

 
 
 
pat wilson
6.1  pat wilson  replied to  JohnRussell @6    one week ago

Not much, their mouths are full of crow and sour grapes.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6.1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  pat wilson @6.1    one week ago
full of crow and sour grapes

sour crow

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
6.1.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  igknorantzrulz @6.1.1    one week ago
sour crow

Ha!!!!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
6.1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @6.1.2    one week ago

Cheryls' sister

 
 
 
Ozzwald
6.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  igknorantzrulz @6.1.1    one week ago
sour crow

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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
6.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @6    one week ago
What do Trumpsters say ?

Chirp chirp?

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
7  FLYNAVY1    one week ago

I saw  few of them walking down the middle of the street this evening..... eyes glazed over mumbling.... "Recount.....!   Recount......!"

 
 
 
Ozzwald
7.1  Ozzwald  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @7    one week ago
I saw  few of them walking down the middle of the street this evening..... eyes glazed over mumbling.... "Recount.....!   Recount......!"

What a coincidence, I saw few of them walking down the middle of the street this evening..... eyes glazed over mumbling...."Stop the count....!  Stop the count.....!"

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
8  Bob Nelson    one week ago

Krebs has been expecting this. 

All Trump Administration personnel have this same choice, now: loyalty to Trump or loyalty to the American people and the Constitution. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
8.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Bob Nelson @8    one week ago
All Trump Administration personnel have this same choice, now: loyalty to Trump or loyalty to the American people and the Constitution.

Those who remain loyal to him, should keep their stance.  Those who are redeemable have already jumped ship.  

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
8.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @8.1    one week ago

I suppose that for many, it's just a calculation: where does their interest lie, in continuing their careers?

Should they continue to show loyalty to Trump in the hope that he will remember them later?

Should they stand up for the Law, in the hope that someone, anyone, will remember?

Hoping that someone, anyone, will remember courage... is... risky. OTOH, Trump has never shown any gratitude to anyone... so that should weigh...

 
 
 
Ronin2
9  Ronin2    one week ago

Who gives a fuck? Really, Trump has less than 2 months in his presidency. He can change his administration any way he wants to up until that time; and it won't make one damn bit of difference. The butt clenching from the left over every single damn action from Trump is ridiculous. Don't worry, the left's boogey man is leaving.

Want to be worried- keep track of Biden's plans in Syria. That should scare the fuck out of everyone.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
9.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Ronin2 @9    one week ago

Thank you for your comment.

 
 
 
Kavika
9.2  Kavika   replied to  Ronin2 @9    one week ago
Who gives a fuck? Really, Trump has less than 2 months in his presidency. He can change his administration any way he wants to up until that time; and it won't make one damn bit of difference. The butt clenching from the left over every single damn action from Trump is ridiculous. Don't worry, the left's boogey man is leaving.

Yes, of course, he can make any changes in the administration he wants, much like a toddler can throw a tantrum anytime it wants. It could make a difference in the case of our security or dealing with the pandemic little things like that but toddlers don't worry about adult things. I never thought of Trump as a boogeyman, more of a petulant child with a bad habit of lying. Yes, he is leaving as the American public voted him out yet here he is filing lawsuits claiming the election was stolen from him which is proving to be nothing more than his usual bullshit. 

I'm not worried about Biden's plans for Syria, but it sure seems that you are or you're using a self-serving comment to try and prove a useless point. 

It sure seems that butthurt is raging among the right-wing on NT. I'd like to suggest some of this salve it's DJT approved.

Kind of ironic don't ya think.

512

Cheers.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
9.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Ronin2 @9    one week ago
Who gives a fuck? Really, Trump has less than 2 months in his presidency. He can change his administration any way he wants to up until that time; and it won't make one damn bit of difference.

He can also start a war in that time.

Provide classified information to anyone he wants in that time.

Eliminate various federal departments in that time.

Do immeasurable damage to this country in that time.

 
 
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