Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has issued a statement of support for Christopher Krebs. Krebs, the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was fired by President Donald Trump this week. Merrill says his firing is bad news for the country’s cybersecurity, and should be deeply disturbing to everyone who cares about protecting U.S. elections from foreign interference. Krebs had been appointed by President Trump to lead efforts to protect the country from online attacks. The former Microsoft executive ran afoul of the president when he labeled as misinformation some false claims about the election from Trump supporters.

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