A Wounded Beast in the White House

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A Wounded Beast in the White House
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23 November 2020

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that President Donald Trump removed another high-ranking government official, Christopher Krebs, from office.

The latter served as director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Trump as always used his Twitter account to announce the fact.

Krebs previously opened the "Rumor Control" portal to discredit allegations of electoral fraud.

 A few days ago, CISA spokesmen declared that foreign opponents were unable to affect any of the votes, and it was the safest election in U.S. history.

That was the statement by which Trump decided to fire Krebs, indicated the CNN.

In this way, they collided head-on with Trump's claims of a big fraud.

Last week, Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), challenged his order to revoke it.

In addition, Krebs published a report on Tuesday citing 59 electoral security experts in which they affirmed that there was no clear evidence of electoral fraud.

At the same time, the Associated Press (AP) reports that this dismissal takes place at the same time that Trump continues to refuse to accept Joe Biden’s win.

He highlighted retiring high-ranking officials he does not value loyalists, including Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

That news agency pointed out, "Krebs won bipartisan praise after coordinating federal, state, and local efforts to defend electoral systems from foreign or national interference."

An official revealed to CNN that firing Krebs would "cross a red line" and set off alarms throughout the entire national security apparatus.

However, he added, it comes after several of the Pentagon's top civilian officials were replaced by others believed more loyal to the president.

CNN also claims there are reports of Trump's increasing frustration with Gina Haspel, the CIA director since 2018.

These new episodes explain that in today's White House there is a fatally wounded beast unwilling to die.




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