Former CIA director John Brennan speaks during a forum on election security titled, “2020 Vision: Intelligence and the U.S. Presidential Election” at the National Press Club in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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Former CIA director John Brennan accused Donald Trump of trying to “steal the election” and said the president knew “nothing about cybersecurity” after Trump fired a senior official who had rejected his claims that the election was rigged.

Trump on Tuesday announced that he had fired Chris Krebs, the head of Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), because the department had issued a statement calling November’s election “the most secure in American history.”

Speaking to CNN, Brennan — who was CIA director between 2013 and 2017 — said that Trump was “trying to steal the election back from Joe Biden” and suggested that Krebs was chosen as “the target of a vendetta” by the president.

“Chris Krebs is a highly qualified and widely respected cybersecurity expert,” Brennan told CNN.

“He knows of which he speaks and I think Chris and the rest of the cybersecurity professionals in government did an excellent job this year in trying to secure the election process.

“Donald Trump knows nothing about cybersecurity or technology and therefore again he continues to condemn those who say anything he disagrees with and since he is trying to steal the election back …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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