In the West Wing staffers know that if someone tells the President something he doesn’t want to hear, for example, the truth, their days are numbered.

When Chris Krebs, the head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency disputed Trump’s claims of election fraud, saying that there “is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised,’ he knew his days were numbered,

On Tuesday night, Trump fired him via Twitter, for his highly inaccurate’ statement arguing, ‘there were mass improprieties and fraud’ in the election.

In response, Krebs tweeted this:

Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, defended Krebs’ work to CNN shortly after his dismissal:
“I know Chris. I’ve worked well with him. I think he’s a real professional,” the Republican said.
Asked if he wished Trump hadn’t fired Krebs, Portman said: “Yeah, I think he was very good. I think what he was trying to do in an unprecedented way was to connect with every state in the country, and give them what they needed to protect and have a firewall in place to protect against cyber attacks.”

 

And Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, called Trump’s decision “pathetic.”

“Instead of rewarding this great service, President Trump is retaliating against Director Krebs and other officials who did their duty. It’s pathetic, but sadly predictable that upholding and protecting our democratic processes would be cause for firing,” Schiff said.

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