Trump’s Petty Vengeance Against CISA Head Risks Hospitals Getting Ransomware Attacks
We begin with Trump’s firing of Chris Krebs, the government’s top Cyber Security official in charge of DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency who instead of being congratulated for protecting the recent election from foreign interference, was fired by tweet for contradicting Trump’s bogus claims of voter fraud and knocking down ridiculous conspiracy theories from the likes of Stephen Bannon. Sean Lyngaas, a Senior Reporter at Cyberscoop who covers the Department of Homeland Security, joins us to discuss his latest article “Trump fires CISA chief Chris Krebs, who guarded the 2020 election from interference and misinformation.” We examine CISA’s primary role of protecting the nation’s vital infrastructure and the reckless stupidity of Trump’s petty vengeance since the former Microsoft executive Chris Krebs was doing important work protecting hospitals from ransomware attacks at a time when the Covid pandemic has hospitals at the breaking point. With Krebs essentially getting punished for keeping Putin and other malign foreign actors at bay in protecting our election, we are left to assume that Trump would have preferred a different outcome in which the votes were rigged in his favor, now that he is flaying about trying to invent evidence of voter fraud that does not exist.
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