A TRUMP campaign lawyer on Monday said that former US cybersecurity head Chris Krebs—whom President Donald Trump fired for saying the election was the “most secure in American history”—should be “shot.”
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Trump campaign lawyer Joe DiGenova said former US cybersecurity head Chris Krebs should be ‘taken out at dawn and shot’
Former US cybersecurity head Chris Krebs spoke on 60 Minutes after President Donald Trump fired himCredit: CBS/60 Minutes
“Anybody who thinks that this election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity,” diGenova said.
“That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”
Carr seemed to be taken aback by diGenova’s words at least momentarily, as he allowed a pause and then laughed and changed the subject.
Krebs was fired by Trump in a tweet nearly two weeks ago after saying that the 2020 presidential election was among the most secure in the country’s history.
Trump campaign lawyer Joe DiGenova called on state legislatures to overturn the election results Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Trump campaign lawyer Joe DiGenova called former US cybersecurity head Chris Krebs an ‘idiot’
Trump continued to push false claims in his tweet canning Krebs, who was the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
“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 tweeted at the time.
“Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated.”
Joe DiGenova is a lawyer for the Trump team, along with Rudy GiulianiCredit: Getty Images – Getty
In a 60 Minutes interview on Sunday, Krebs reiterated his stance and said that Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s suggestions that it was rigged are “dangerous.”
“I think that we should be celebrating the successes of making the 2020 election the most secure election in modern history,” Krebs said.
In his interview on Monday, diGenova suggested without evidence that “circuit breakers” shut down on election night in several states and enabled voter fraud, and demanded that state legislatures overturn the election results.
President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs for saying the 2020 election was the ‘most secure in American history’Credit: Reuters
DiGenova is not the only Trump ally to make violent remarks about officials who have not acted to the president’s liking.
Earlier this month, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon assumed that Trump will win a second term and that it “kicks off with firing [FBI Director Christopher] Wray, firing [Dr Anthony] Fauci.”
“Now I actually want to go a step farther but the president is a kind-hearted man and a good man. I want to go back to the old times of Tudor England,” Bannon said.
“I’d put the heads on pikes, right, I would put them on the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats—you either get with the program or you’re gone.”
Bannon’s video was taken down by YouTube for “violating policy against inciting violence,” and Twitter suspended his War Room, Pandemic podcast account.