Christopher Krebs, the top federal cybersecurity official who was fired by President Donald Trump last week after calling the past presidential election “the safest in American history,” said allegations of interference by foreign countries in this year’s elections are “ridiculous.”
Krebs, former director of the Agency for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, made the comment in response to allegations by President Donald Trump’s legal team that they baselessly argue that the votes were counted in foreign countries.
“It’s that all votes – all votes in the United States of America are counted in the United States of America,” Krebs said during the program “60 Minutes”, of CBS. “I don’t understand, I don’t understand this argument. All votes in the United States of America are counted in the United States of America. Point”.
The statement is part of a preview of the program that will air on Sunday, as reported The Hill.
Sidney Powell, a lawyer linked to the Trump campaign, has propagated conspiracy theories that link the late Venezuelan warlord Hugo Chávez to voting machine problems. Powell said last week without presenting evidence that the election votes were manipulated abroad for the benefit of President-elect Joe Biden.
Krebs indicated that “there is no evidence that any machine – to my knowledge – has been manipulated by a foreign power. Point”.