Trump fired his top election security official, but the agency’s debunking website lives on for now

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday morning, national security officials were still trying to determine whether President Trump’s decision to oust his top election security official, Chris Krebs, would impact the ongoing work of his former agency, including a government Rumor Control website, where officials have been debunking popular conspiracy theories about the election in real time. 

As of Wednesday afternoon, the website is still up and running. CISA officials, including top cybersecurity advisor Matt Masterson, tweeted that they were still on the job. 

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to “terminate” Krebs, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security in charge of election security. His apparent offense, according to White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, was making “an inaccurate statement.”

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