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Ex-Cybersecurity Chief Sues Trump Lawyer Over Insane Death Threat

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The U.S.’s former top cybersecurity official is suing one of the president’s lawyers for saying he should be “taken out at dawn and shot” in an insane rant on President Trump’s new favorite news network.

Chris Krebs, who Trump fired in November for debunking false claims of election fraud, is suing Joe diGenova for defamation and infliction of emotional distress, according to a lawsuit filed in Maryland district court Tuesday. The New York Times first reported on the suit.

DiGenova made the comments on Newsmax in late November. “Anybody who thinks that this election went well, like that idiot Krebs, who used to be the head of cybersecurity,” diGenova said. “That guy is a Class-A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”

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