Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is being targeted by a pro-Trump “shadow group” who are looking to assassinate him and others who have spoken out against Donald Trump, according to his attorney Jim Walden.
“We became aware tonight that a shadow group has launched a campaign on a website called ‘enemies of the people’ proposing the assassination of various Republican and Democratic leaders who they falsely claim are complicit in manipulating the 2020 presidential campaign,” Walden said in a statement. “If anyone needs to be reminded that public calls for violence beget violence, this is the clarion call. If blood is spilled, it is on the hands of the president, his campaign, his lawyers, and the silent Republicans standing in the president’s shadow.”
“We have deployed every conceivable resource to counteract this tangible step toward terrorism — although it may be domestic or foreign actors trying to stoke the violence,” the attorney added. “Either way, this toxic campaign proves the truth of everything we said in our lawsuit yesterday.”
Krebs has sued the Trump campaign and its attorney Joseph diGenova, who called his assassination for calling this year’s election “the most secure in American history.”
The president has frequently used the phrase “enemy of the people” in reference to the media, his political opponents and Republican officials who refuse to do his bidding — such as Georgia’s GOP secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger.
“But I understand the Secretary of State, who is really, really an enemy of the people,” Trump said on Thanksgiving Day. “The secretary of state, whether he’s Republican or not, this man, what he’s done, supposedly he made a deal where she’s allowed to harvest but in other areas they’re not allowed. What kind of a deal is that? They’re not allowed to harvest during a presidential election.”
The same people that Trump has targeted in his attacks, are the same people that have been receiving death threats from his supporters.
To be clear, I’m going to expose these terrorists and cowards. I am going to make sure they are brought to justice. If these cowards—who are hiding in the shadows—have a problem with that, come after the lawyer, not the Republican public servant, Patriot, hero. @C_C_Krebs https://t.co/55XZCzmOeO
— Jim Walden (@JWaldenEsq) December 10, 2020