- The director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has been fired by President Donald Trump over Twitter
- Trump said a recent statement defending the security of the election by the agency was highly inaccurate
- The president said the election did not suffer from foreign interference but Dominion Voting Systems
- The cybersecurity agency was created in the wake of Russian interference with the 2016 US election
President Donald Trump on Tuesday, November 18, fired via Twitter, the director of the federal agency that led the government's election cybersecurity efforts.
Christopher Krebs, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been the target of public criticism from Trump over his agency's Rumor Control blog.
Just a few hours before he was fired, Krebs took to Twitter to rebut Trump and other Republicans' claims that election infrastructure was tampered with noting the claims either have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.
However, Trump in a tweet said a recent statement defending the security of the election by the agency was highly inaccurate.
According to the head of state, there were massive improprieties and fraud - including dead people voting.
He argued that the election did not suffer from foreign interference, but from what he alleged to be Dominion Voting Systems.
Shortly after Trump's announcement, Krebs tweeted: "Honored to serve. We did it right."
The agency was created in the wake of Russian interference with the 2016 election through the November election.
The firing of Krebs comes as Trump continues to refuse to recognise the victory of Democrat President-elect Joe Biden and removing high-level officials seen as insufficiently loyal.
Meanwhile, a former American leader, Barack Obama, has advised President Trump to put aside his pride and concede defeat in the United States (US) presidential election.
Obama believes Trump should have accepted his fate even a day after the election was concluded.
He urged the president to put the nation first and be remembered as one who was humble enough to shelve his personal interests for the common good of all.
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