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Fired Cybersecurity Official Sues Trump Campaign Over Death Threats

Christopher Krebs, the cybersecurity official fired last month by Donald Trump, has filed a lawsuit over threatening remarks by a Trump lawyer that prompted hundreds of death threats against him and his family.

Krebs' complaint charges that he has been "bombarded" with death threats ever since right-wing attorney Joseph diGenova appeared on Newsmax TV and called for his execution.

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Former Cybersecurity Chief May Sue Trump Lawyer Who Urged His Execution

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Chris Krebs, who served as the chief Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in the United States Department of Homeland Security, has hinted at taking legal action against the Trump campaign attorney who suggested he be shot.

Krebs appeared on "The Today Show" with NBC News' Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday where he was asked about Trump campaign lawyer Joe DiGenova's remarks.

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Trump Lawyer DiGenova Calls For Execution Of DHS Whistleblower

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

Trump lawyer Joe diGenova yestreday called for the execution of DHS whistleblower Chris Krebs, who was the director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) until he was fired by tweet by President Donald Trump for debunking conspiracy theories about the results of the 2020 elections.

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Trump Fires Cybersecurity Official Who Debunked His Fraud Myths

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump announced that he is firing Chris Krebs, the top official overseeing cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, for openly disputing his claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election.

Krebs, echoing many independent experts as well as state and local officials, has been clear that there was not widespread voter fraud or technical glitches affecting the results of the 2020 presidential election, as Trump has claimed. Without calling out the president directly, Krebs' assessment of the situation from within the administration stood as a notable rebuke to Trump's disinformation campaign.

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