In firing election security leader, Trump adds more turmoil to transition
President Donald Trump fired the nation's top election security official, a widely respected member of his administration who had dared to refute the president's unsubstantiated claims of electoral fraud and vouch for the integrity of the vote.
the Trump administration official who called this the most secure election in American history, found out on Twitter. He's been fired. Top U S election security official Chris Krebs started the rumor control Blawg debunking President Trump's baseless claims of fraud. I do have confidence that the vote is secure. The count of securing the results will be secure. The president called him highly inaccurate. Krebs tweeted Honored to serve We did it right. The Biden team says he should be commended for his service in protecting our elections, not fired for telling the truth. Krebs firing comes as the Trump administration continues to deny President elect Joe Biden classified briefings. There's no reason not to be giving a former vice president. Biden and Senator Harris. The intelligence briefings are unable to get briefings that ordinarily would have come by now the president's chief ally on Capitol Hill reassuring the public. We're gonna have an orderly transfer from this administration to the next one. What we all say about it, Frankly irrelevant. Biden also shut out of coronavirus planning. The latest report from the White House task force warns of aggressive, unrelenting, expanding broad community spread, noting holiday gatherings could make things worse. Tracy Pots NBC News President elect Biden meets with Frontline Healthcare Workers today as leaders from top medical groups urged the Trump Administration to share Cova data with his transition team. Troisi Pots, NBC News.