Cybersecurity official fired by Trump sues over threats
WASHINGTON – The U.S. cybersecurity official who was fired last month by President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday over threatening remarks by a lawyer for the president that prompted a wave of death threats against him. Christopher Krebs says in the suit that he has been “bombarded” with threats since attorney Joseph diGenova appeared on the pro-Trump TV network Newsmax and called for Krebs to be killed. Amid the threats, Krebs, a Republican and Trump appointee, was forced to move out of his home in Virginia for several days and hire private security. He still keeps his children from playing in their front yard out of fear, attorney Jim Walden said. He won bipartisan praise as CISA coordinated federal state and local efforts to defend electoral systems from foreign or domestic interference.
Fired cybersecurity chief Christopher Krebs sues Trump campaign, lawyer diGenova, Newsmax after receiving threats
The lawsuit also said diGenova, the GOP attorney allied with Trump's campaign, singled out Krebs during an appearance on "The Howie Carr Show" on Newsmax last week. Mr. diGenova appeared by phone on that simulcast as a guest and made comments that were inappropriate. Mr. diGenova is not a paid contributor to Newsmax and has no official ties to him." "Mr. diGenova has appeared on Newsmax since then on two occasions stating he made the comment 'facetiously' and apologized," the right-wing media outlet said. "He stated that he intended no harm to Mr. Krebs.cnbc.com
From the archives: Jonathan Pollard on 60 Minutes
Jonathan Pollard walked out of a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina today, 30 years after his arrest for spying for Israel. In 1987, Pollard was sentenced to life in prison; his then-wife Anne was sentenced to five years as an accessory after the fact. But Joseph diGenova, the former U.S. attorney who prosecuted Pollard, told Wallace that Pollard did far more damage than the public knew. Wallace also interviewed Anne Pollard, who was being held at a federal medical facility in Rochester, Minnesota. In 1994, Jonathan Pollard married a Canadian woman, Elaine Zeitz, now known as Esther Pollard, who had been advocating his release.cbsnews.com
Indicted Ukrainian oligarch embraces Trumps theories as he fights extradition
In previous administrations, the oligarchs strategy of linking himself to a U.S. presidents travails would have been considered risky because it could have provoked the Justice Department to assertively prove its independence. In July, Firtash jettisoned his legal team led by a Democrat who also represented Michael Cohen, Trumps now-estranged former personal lawyer. Gen. William Barr in which they asked him to drop Firtashs extradition, a Justice Department official said, confirming a Washington Post account of the lobbying effort. Other Ukrainian officials as well as U.S. officials have said Bidens pressure to fire Shokin had nothing to do with Burisma. Now, however, its sad to say, but this strategy might be the appropriate one to take, given the politicization of todays Justice Department, he said.latimes.com