Giuliani Presser Was ‘Most Dangerous’ TV In US History, Says Security Expert Trump Fired

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: Christopher C. Krebs, director of the Homeland Security Department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary of State for cyber and int... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: Christopher C. Krebs, director of the Homeland Security Department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Robert Strayer, deputy assistant secretary of State for cyber and international communications and information policy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. In a paper titled “A Formal Analysis of 5G Authentication,” researchers from ETH Zurich, the University of Lorraine and the University of Dundee warned that 5G could usher in a new era of security threats. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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The recently canned director of a federal agency charged with election security said that Thursday’s Trump campaign press conference was “the most dangerous 1hr 45 minutes of television in American history.

Chris Krebs, who until this week led the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within DHS, was referring to the outlandish claims and conspiracy theories asserted by three Trump lawyers over 90 minutes at the Republican Party headquarters in D.C.

Among other things, the attorneys — Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis — asserted that hundreds of thousands of legitimate votes were in fact “illegal,” and that voting machines and software may have “trashed” Trump votes, “injected” Biden votes, and “flipped” votes between the two. The crew didn’t assert any specific case as much as a buffet of conspiratorial nonsense.

President Donald Trump fired Krebs, who’d spent much of the post-Election-Day period debunking such conspiracy theories, this week.

In a tweet, Trump said Krebs was canned because he hadn’t affirmed Trump’s baseless claims of “massive improprieties and fraud” in the 2020 elections.

After Krebs’ ouster, observers across the aisle praised the outgoing official’s work. “It is a dark day for government integrity if Director Krebs has been fired due to his adherence to the truth,” Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos (D) said. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) said Krebs “is a dedicated public servant who has done a remarkable job during a challenging time.”

“Chris Krebs did a really good job — as state election officials all across the nation will tell you — and he obviously should not be fired,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said.

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  1. Avatar for grack grack says:

    Another day. Another trip on the bipolar express. Things will be fine. Nope. Things are hurtling towards chaos.

    Currently hopeful that just a handful of GOP senators will “do the needful” and really, forcefully speak out against what is happening.

  2. Among other things, the attorneys — Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis — asserted that hundreds of thousands of legitimate votes were in fact “illegal,” and that voting machines and software may have “trashed” Trump votes, “injected” Biden votes, and “flipped” votes between the two. The crew didn’t assert any specific case as much as a buffet of conspiratorial nonsense.

    I’m really well-beyond the “had enough” stage. I’m tired of the obstruction and hearing the barking of these mad dogs. This old man is ready. Fuck the goddamn brown shirts. If it comes down to it, then unleash the fucking dogs and let the the goddamn shotgun sing its song. I’m not going to idly sit by and watch democracy die.

  3. Avatar for gregor gregor says:

    Yes just crazy old Rudy.

    If Biden becomes President, and now I am beginning to suspect that the crazies might succeed so if is the key word here, he should ignore all this and just move on.

  4. I’d wager that none of the speakers at that press conference believed a single claim they were spouting. But they know a good part of the uninformed GOP base will, and that is all that matters to them. Lying, corruption, and the undermining of our democracy as a deliberate political strategy. Disgusting.

  5. I really do think Dems need to step up and shout down tyrant Trump and his band of propagandists. Trump is poisoning the well and priming the GOP pump to get behind a hostile takeover of elections. It won’t work for this election, but it is something they will use in the future.

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