A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign told a radio host on Monday that former U.S. cybersecurity chief Christopher Krebs should be “shot” for rebuking the president's claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent.
Joe diGenova told “The Howie Carr Show” that “mail-in balloting is inherently corrupt” and that Krebs is a “class A moron.”
"Anybody who thinks the election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity,” diGenova said. “That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”
On NBC’s "Today" Tuesday, Krebs said that diGenova’s comments were “more dangerous behavior" and threatened legal action against him saying, “We are a nation of laws, and I plan to take advantage of those laws.” Krebs added, “I've got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court, and I think they're probably going to be busy.”
Krebs, the former director of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency who was fired by Trump, told the CBS 60 Minutes program last week that allegations of U.S. voting machines being manipulated by foreign countries were baseless.
Sidney Powell, a Trump attorney cut loose by the Trump legal team this week, had put forward a conspiracy theory that election systems created in Venezuela at the behest of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez helped tip the U.S. election to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.
She and others have also alleged that voting machines had flipped votes from Trump to Biden and some U.S. voting information was stored on servers in Germany.
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"All votes in the Unites States of America are counted in the United States of America. Period," Krebs said.
"There's no evidence that any machine that I'm aware of has been manipulated by a foreign power," Krebs said, calling such allegations "farcical claims." He added: "The American people should have 100% confidence in their vote."
Biden won the election with 306 Electoral College votes to Trump's 232. He leads Trump by over six million in the popular vote.
Trump and his lawyers continue to allege, without evidence, that the election was stolen through widespread fraud and Trump is the winner. Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Biden.