(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Special Counsel Jack Smith who is investigating former President Donald Trump’s attempts to stay in the White House following the 2020 presidential election has now issued subpoenas to staff members who could have information about Trump firing his former cybersecurity chief.
Trump fired Christopher Krebs, his at the time cybersecurity chief on November 17, 2020, only days after Krebs had refuted the former President’s claims that there had been election fraud in the 2020 election. In fact, he had gone on to describe the election “as the most secure in American history.”
Trump had then taken to Twitter to state that the assessment Krebs had made on the security of the presidential election had been “highly inaccurate” and that there had been “massive improprieties and fraud.” He proceeded to state that Krebs was therefore terminated “effective immediately.”
Krebs served as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency prior to the 2020 presidential election and has been praised for his efforts to protect states from any possible foreign interference, as well as for his “rumor control” in trying to block election disinformation.
His firing caused an intense backlash with many people expressing worries about democracy.
Smith’s team is now trying to find out if any witnesses have any information about Trump’s state of mind when it came to Krebs’s firing. The subpoenas were issued two weeks ago and are directly trying to look into how the small group of Trump loyalists had tried to approach the Department of Justice as part of Trump’s attempts to stay in power.
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