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Politics Former Cybersecurity Chief Plans to Take Legal Action After Trump Lawyer Calls for Him to Be Shot

18:55  01 december  2020
18:55  01 december  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Former U.S. cybersecurity director Chris Krebs suggested he’s considering legal action in response to threatening comments made Monday by one of President Trump ’s lawyers , who during a television interview called for Krebs’ execution after he was fired by Trump earlier this month for pushing back

Taken out at dawn and shot .” DiGenova made the remarks on a Monday episode of the “The Howie Carr Show,” which has a history of showcasing Trump ’s Trump fired Krebs nearly two weeks ago after the former director of the Department of Homeland Security ’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure

a man wearing a suit and tie: Christopher C. Krebs, director of the Homeland Security Department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Krebs threatened to take legal retribution after a Trump lawyer called for the former official to be executed. © Tasos Katopodis/Stringer Christopher C. Krebs, director of the Homeland Security Department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Krebs threatened to take legal retribution after a Trump lawyer called for the former official to be executed.

Former cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs suggested he would take legal action against the Trump campaign after Trump attorney Joe diGenova called for the former official to be shot.

In an interview on the Today show, Krebs said he and his team are "taking a look at all our available opportunities" after diGenova, a lawyer for the president's re-election campaign, called for the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to "be drawn and quartered, taken out at dawn and shot."

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Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova declared Monday that the Trump administration's former cybersecurity chief deserves to be put to death for He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot ,” diGenova, who is also a former U.S. Attorney, said during an appearance on the

On Monday, Trump 's lawyer Joe diGenova said Krebs should be 'executed'. 'Anybody who thinks that this election went well, like that idiot Krebs who Krebs, a lifelong Republican, was fired by Trump by tweet on November 17, after he declared the election to be secure despite the president's claims of

Although once a Trump appointee, Krebs has recently fallen out of favor with President Donald Trump and his team for contradicting the campaign's unsubstantiated claims of election fraud in the presidential election.

DiGenova is the latest Trump ally to criticize the former Department of Homeland Security official, calling him "a class A moron" on a Monday episode of Newsmax's The Howie Carr Show before suggesting he should be shot.

"It's certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior," Krebs responded on Tuesday. "The way I look at it is that we are a nation of laws, and I plan to take advantage of those laws. I've got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court, and I think they're probably going to be busy."

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Appearing on The Howie Carr radio show, Trump campaign attorney Joe diGenova said that former cybersecurity official Chris Krebs should be shot .

Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova declared Monday that the Trump administration's former cybersecurity chief deserves to be put to death for claiming that the presidential election was the “most secure ” in the country's history.President Trump fired Chris Krebs, his head of cybersecurity

Asked if he was concerned for his safety, Krebs said, "I'm not going to give them the benefit of knowing how I'm reacting to this. They can know that there are things coming, though."

Krebs, a lifelong Republican, was fired by Trump on Twitter last month after he issued a statement through the CISA calling the election "the most secure in American history."

"There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised," the statement read.

Trump called the statement "highly inaccurate" in a tweet firing Krebs.

"There were massive improprieties and fraud—including dead people voting, Poll Watchers not allowed into polling locations, 'glitches' in the voting machines which changed...votes from Trump to Biden, late voting, and many more," Trump tweeted.

The Trump campaign has continued to make unsubstantiated claims that the election was stolen as a result of widespread voter fraud and has filed lawsuits in key battleground states to try to overturn the election's outcome. But those suits have largely failed because of a lack of evidence.

Newsweek reached out to diGenova's law firm and the Trump campaign for comment but did not hear back before publication.

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Trump attorney says former DHS cybersecurity chief should be 'taken out at dawn and shot' .
Trump legal team member Joe diGenova said Chris Krebs, a former cybsersecurity official at the Homeland Security Department fired by President Trump, should be shot. © Provided by Washington Examiner The former U.S. attorney made the comments on Monday while appearing on Newsmax with host Howie Carr, reacting to Krebs's interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes that aired the night before. "Anybody that thinks that this election went well, like that idiot Krebs," diGenova began, "That guy is a class-A moron. He should be drawn and quartered, taken out at dawn and shot.

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