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Fired Official Says Correcting Trump's Fraud Claims The 'Right Thing To Do'

Added 12-01-20 05:07:01am EST - “Christopher Krebs, who led the federal government's efforts to secure the 2020 election, called the operation near seamless despite President Trump's claims to the contrary.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Fired Official Says Correcting Trump's Fraud Claims The 'Right Thing To Do' ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Christopher Krebs, recently ousted as director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is sworn in to testify last year on Capitol Hill. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

Christopher Krebs, recently ousted as director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is sworn in to testify last year on Capitol Hill.

Christopher Krebs, who led the federal government's efforts to secure the 2020 election, was fired by President Trump last month for saying the election went smoothly and with no signs of cheating or interference.

In reflecting on whether that was the right decision, considering how such a statement would contradict Trump's baseless claims of fraud and hacking, Krebs told NPR he has no regrets.

"It was the right thing to do in the name of democracy," Krebs said in an interview with NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep.

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