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Trump Campaign Lawyer Says Christopher Krebs Should Be “Shot” For Defending Election Results

Trump fired Krebs several weeks ago for asserting the 2020 election was “the most secure in American history.”

Christopher Krebs testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing concerning the roles and responsibilities for defending the nation against cyber attacks, on Capitol Hill, October 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. | Getty Images
Christopher Krebs testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing concerning the roles and responsibilities for defending the nation against cyber attacks, on Capitol Hill, October 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. | Getty Images

A lawyer for President Trump’s re-election campaign said former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Christopher Krebs should be “taken out at dawn and shot” for claiming the 2020 presidential election was secure.

During an interview on “The Howie Carr Show,” Joe diGenova condemned Krebs, whom he called a “class A moron,” for rejecting Trump’s claims that he lost the election to Joe Biden due to voter fraud. 

"Anybody who thinks the 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.”

Trump fired Krebs several weeks ago after his former agency issued a statement asserting that the 2020 election was “the most secure in American history.”

The president refuted the statement on Twitter, claiming baselessly that “the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate,” and that “there were massive improprieties and fraud - including dead people voting.”

Many swiftly condemned diGenova for his shocking comments.

Former FBI Deputy Director Frank Figliuzzi said diGenova made “a retaliatory threat involving Krebs’ official duties, in violation of federal law Title 18 USC 351.”

Louis Clark, chief executive of the Government Accountability Project said in a statement that, “Threats like these trigger an avalanche of them. They [terrorize] other whistleblowers into silence. It’s behavior befitting a mob attorney.”

In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, Krebs defended his assertions about the election, saying, “We did a good job. We did it right. I’d do it a thousand times over.”

Though Trump has continued to baselessly assert that the 2020 election results were fraudulent, several of his Republican allies have implored him to commit to an amiable transition of power and admit that the election was secure. Even Attorney General William Barr, a frequent Trump defender, said Tuesday that the Justice Department has not uncovered any evidence of widespread voter fraud.

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