Washington, November 18 (IANS). Chris Krebs, head of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (SISA), has been fired by US President Donald Trump for refuting claims of rigging in a vote.
Significantly, Trump had alleged fraud in the recently concluded US presidential election.
According to the BBC, Trump said he had sacked Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (SISA) chief Chris Krebs for making too many inaccurate remarks about the vote.
Trump has so far refused to accept his defeat in the November 3 election and claims to have been a massive fraud in voting without providing any evidence.
However, election officials have called this election the safest election in American history.
Krebs is the latest officer to be sacked by the US president following his (trump) defeat. Defense Minister Mark Esper was also fired by Trump amid doubts over his loyalty as Pentagon chief.
There is speculation in Washington DC that before Trump could step down in January, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Ray could also be shown the exit.
However, despite the dismissal, Krebs has no regrets for voicing his opinion.
In a tweet on Tuesday, he again targeted Trump’s allegations that in some states, voting machines were voted in favor of his rival Joe Biden.
Krebs tweeted, 59 of the election security experts have an opinion about allegations of tampering with the election process that in every case that we are aware of, these claims are either baseless or do not technically make sense. .
Krebs was among the senior officials of the US Department of Homeland Security who declared the US election last week the safest election in US history.