President Donald Trump slammed CBS News’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night after its interview with fired Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs, insisting that the White House wasn’t called for comment and that the 2020 election was the nation’s “least secure.”
“@60Minutes never asked us for a comment about their ridiculous, one sided story on election security, which is an international joke,” the president tweeted after the segment featuring his former cybersecurity chief. “Our 2020 Election, from poorly rated Dominion to a Country FLOODED with unaccounted for Mail-In ballots, was probably our least secure EVER!”
Trump fired Krebs earlier this month after the department head insisted the election was “the most secure in American history,” denying claims Trump and his team have made for weeks that Joe Biden stole the election through incidents of voter fraud in several key states.
In his CBS interview, airing Sunday, Krebs said he is standing behind his statements on the election and insisted that “we did a good job.”
“We did it right. I’d do it a thousand times over,” he said. “I know the work that the intelligence community has done, the Department of Defense has done, that the FBI has done, that my team has done. I know that these systems are more secure. I know based on what we have seen that any attacks on the election were not successful.”
He also told interviewer Scott Pelley that because of paper ballot backups, the notion that there was “some hacking of these election vendors and their software and their systems across the country, it’s — it’s just — it’s nonsense.”
Krebs hasn’t yet responded to Trump’s tweet, but earlier on Sunday, he also pointed out on Twitter that the states’ canvasses, audits, and recounts prove the results of the election were legitimate.
“Every canvass, audit, or recount conducted by hand has been consistent,” he said. “Can’t hack paper.”
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