Former President Donald Trump’s chief cybersecurity officer told a House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that the former president and Republican officials had “stolen” the 2020 election. He testified that he believed he had lied to the public about this. indicate.
Chris Krebs, who was fired by the now 76-year-old former president in a November 2020 tweet, led the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency during the Trump administration and called the 2020 presidential election “the safest election in American history.” ‘ was calling. Shortly after the contest on November 3, 2020.
When asked by commission investigators on Jan. 6 why polls indicated many Americans believed the 2020 presidential election was stolen, Krebs said Trump and others People said he was responsible for his trajectory and the Republican Party.
“My personal Chris Krebs belief is that the reasons, especially that the numbers are much more skewed in Republican circles, are that senior officials, including Republican officials, the former president, are trying to secure the 2020 election. Lying to the American public about sex, Krebs said at a Jan. 6 panel.
Krebs also spoke about his shooting in his testimony, adding that he believed Trump fired him for providing “factual information about election security.”
“Someone texted me that you were fired on Twitter. I read last week’s article… And lo and behold, I pulled up Twitter and there it is. 7:05 p.m., 7:06 p.m.
Krebs recalled speaking to then-DHS Director Chad Wolfe after seeing Trump’s tweet, saying, “He was like, oh, oh, God influences things like that to happen.” I said it shouldn’t have happened,” he said.
“I think it was pretty clear that I was providing factual information about election security,” Krebs said, although he didn’t specifically say why he was fired.
Krebs’ testimony is part of a number of documents related to the January 6 selection committee released by the panel ahead of the committee’s final report, which will be dissolved at the end of the year.