Trump lawyer says election security chief fired by the president should be 'taken out at dawn, shot'
- Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova said former top US cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs should be "taken out at dawn and shot" and "drawn and quartered".
- Krebs was fired by Trump last month after saying that the November 3 election was "the most secure in American history" and dismissed the outgoing president's baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud.
- DiGenova's comments come after Rudy said Giuliani in a recent interview with Fox News that someone should "cut the head off" the Democratic Party while making a throat-slashing gesture.
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An attorney working on the Trump campaign has said that the former US Cybersecurity chief Christopher Krebs, who was fired by the president for denying the existence of widespread voter fraud in the election, should be "drawn and quartered" and "taken out at dawn and shot."
Trump fired Krebs from his role as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency last month after his agency said that the November 3 election was "the most secure in American history," and rejected the president's baseless voter fraud claims.
"There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised," Krebs said.
Krebs doubled down in an interview on Sunday, saying that high numbers of paper ballots used at the election "gives you the ability to prove that there was no malicious algorithm or hacked software that adjusted the tally of the vote." He told CBS News: "Ninety-five percent of the ballots cast in the 2020 election had a paper record associated with it... Compared to 2016, about 82%."
DiGenova, who CNN reported is helping Rudy Giuliani with Trump's legal challenge, told the Howie Carr show on Newsmax that: "Anybody who thinks the election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity [for Trump]. That guy is a class-A moron.
"He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot."
Media Matters for America, a left-leaning media watchdog, published footage of the remarks. Insider has asked the Trump campaign for comment.
It is not the first time since last month's election that a figure on the Trump campaign has used violent language to target perceived opponents.
Giuliani in a recent interview with Fox News said that someone should "cut the head off" the Democratic Party, while making a throat-slashing gesture.
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