President Donald Trump announced Tuesday on Twitter that he has “terminated” top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs.
In a pair of tweets, Trump said that Krebs gave a “highly inaccurate” statement about the security of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump, who has not yet conceded to president-elect Joe Biden, alleged that the election was riddled with “massive improprieties and fraud.” Twitter labeled the president’s tweets with a warning citing the claim about election fraud is disputed.
Krebs, who heads the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is responsible for leading the effort to protect U.S. elections. He has previously said that there is no evidence the elections were compromised by foreign interference.
On Election Day, Krebs called on Americans to be patient and “to treat all sensational and unverified claims with skepticism.”
“Regardless of the outcome here, there is a common bond that is stronger than political affiliation and that is that we are all Americans,” Krebs said during a Nov. 3 press conference, adding, “keep calm and vote on, and after today, keep calm and let them count on.”