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The head of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Christopher Krebs, has told people close to him that he expects the White House will fire him soon, according to Reuters.
Krebs has served as the head of CISA since November 2018. He led the U.S. government's election security strategy in 2018 and 2020 and is regarded highly on both sides of the aisle.
Krebs has been using CISA's new "Rumor Control" website to debunk viral conspiracy theories about election fraud, many of which have been promoted by the president and his allies.
The White House has shaken up the highest levels of the Pentagon in recent days, replacing officials – including Defense Secretary Mark Esper – with perceived Trump loyalists and raising alarms as Trump continues to contest the results of the presidential election.
Emily Birnbaum ( @birnbaum_e) is a tech policy reporter with Protocol. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy and politics. Previously, she worked as a tech policy reporter with The Hill after spending several months as a breaking news reporter. She is a Bethesda, Maryland native and proud Kenyon College alumna.