, the former director of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) appeared on Sunday where he refuted ’s repeated claims of widespread voter fraud. Trump fired Krebs, a lifelong Republican, after CISA released a statement saying that this was the most secure election in U.S. history, contradicting the president. Krebs stands by the statement released by CISA, and called any claims of voter fraud, rigged voting machines, and any other allegation made by Trump or his legal team, nonsense and a hoax. He went a step further when speaking about the recent press conference held by Trump’s lawyers, at which they made numerous allegations of fraud.
“It was upsetting because what I saw was an apparent attempt to undermine confidence in the election. To confuse people. To scare people.” Krebs said of the press conference. He later added, “What it was actively doing was undermining democracy. And that’s dangerous.”
CHRISTOPHER KREBS: There was no indication or evidence that there was any sort of hacking or compromise of election systems on, before, or after November 3rd.
- Christopher Krebs, the former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, who was fired by President Trump for contradicting the president's claims about voter fraud appeared on "60 Minutes" Sunday where he spoke about the security of the election. Krebs says the recounts in multiple states disproved Trump's allegations of widespread voter fraud.
CHRISTOPHER KREBS: That, pretty thoroughly in my opinion, debunks some of these sensational claims out there that I've called nonsense and a hoax, that there is some hacking of these election vendors.
- Following the interview, Trump posted a tweet refuting Krebs' his claims about the security of the election.
CHRISTOPHER KREBS: There's no foreign power that is flipping votes. There's no domestic actor flipping votes. I did it right. We did it right. This was a secure election.
- Krebs also repudiated claims made by Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani recently that votes were counted in Germany and Spain.
CHRISTOPHER KREBS: All votes in the United States of America are counted in the United States of America. I don't-- I don't understand this claim. All votes in the United States of America are counted in the United States of America, period.
- And Krebs believes the Trump team's legal maneuvers are more than just nonsense, they're dangerous to our democracy.
CHRISTOPHER KREBS: It was upsetting because what I saw was an apparent attempt to undermine confidence in the election. What it was actively doing was undermining democracy, and that's dangerous.