Donald Trump’s former election security and cyber security expert, Christopher Krebs, threatened to sue on Tuesday after one of the president’s election attorneys called for his execution.
On Monday, Trump’s election attorney Joe diGenova called for Krebs’ execution after the former cyber security expert called the 2020 presidential election the “most secure” in history.
“Anybody who thinks that this election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity [for Trump],” said diGenova on “The Howie Carr Show,” simulcast on Newsmax. “That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”
On NBC News’ “Today” show Tuesday Krebs called diGenova’s remarks “dangerous” language and behavior.
“We’re a nation of laws, and I plan to take advantage of those laws. I’ve got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court, and I think they’re probably gonna be busy.”
“I have an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court and I think they’re probably going to be busy,” he added.
A former U.S. attorney, diGenova is now part of the Trump campaign’s legal team, The Bulwark reports.
“This is not just a random Parler troll trying to get attention,” The Bulwark’s Tim Miller writes. “This is an attorney speaking on behalf of the President of the United States’ re-election campaign. And while it may read like a macabre joke, the direct nature of diGenova’s comments make it impossible to interpret as anything other than a real wish/threat against a public servant for offering truthful testimony.”
Take a look at Krebs’ remarks below:
.@SavannahGuthrie speaks with Christopher Krebs in his first live interview since being fired as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Krebs points to the record of paper ballots as proof that the 2020 election was secure. pic.twitter.com/R9tdsTNBgZ
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 1, 2020