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Who is Joe diGenova? Trump lawyer wants ex-DHS official Chris Krebs 'drawn and quartered' before being 'shot'

'Anybody who thinks that this election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity [for Trump]. That guy is a class A moron,' said Joe diGenova
Joseph diGenova (Getty Images)
Joseph diGenova (Getty Images)

A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump introduced his legal team in a tweet wrote: “I look forward to Mayor Giuliani spearheading the legal effort to defend OUR RIGHT to FREE and FAIR ELECTIONS! Rudy Giuliani, Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis, a truly great team, added to our other wonderful lawyers and representatives!” Later, Powell was cut off from the team.


Trump has still been challenging the election results and has been alleging fraud. MEAWW had reported Trump had announced the firing of a top US security official whose agency announced the presidential election was "the most secure in US history". The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) official, Christopher Krebs, managed the election's security effort to fight against foreign intervention and fraud that could have happened during the elections. He spoke to CBS News’ '60 Minutes’ and said, “There is no foreign power that is flipping votes. There's no domestic actor flipping votes. I did it right. We did it right. This was a secure election.”

Following this, Trump’s lawyer diGenova made a controversial comment about Krebs, reported The Bulwark. DiGenova who appeared on the Howie Carr show, which simulcasts on Newsmax, took a shot at Krebs: “Anybody who thinks that this election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity [for Trump]. That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot.”

Who is Joseph diGenova?

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DiGenova is a former US attorney for the District of Columbia. He is married to fellow Trump election attorney Victoria Toensing. The husband-wife duo have been vocal Trump supporters. They are partners in the Washington law firm diGenova and Toensing. According to Newsweek, he has worked for former Republican Senator Charles Mathias. The report also states he served as an independent counsel to see whether officials in former President George HW Bush's White House illegally looked into former president Bill Clinton's passport files during the 1992 presidential campaign.
In 2018, Toensing and her husband, diGenova, were appointed by Trump to serve on his legal team for the Special Counsel investigation – the Russia probe. However, Trump canceled the appointments several days later due to potential conflicts of interest. In a statement, as mentioned in The Washington Post, Jay Sekulow, counsel to Trump had said, “The President is disappointed that conflicts prevent Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing from joining his Special Counsel legal team. However, those conflicts do not prevent them from assisting the President in other legal matters. The President looks forward to working with them.”

DiGenova’s comments about Krebs was discussed on Twitter as well. A user tweeted, “I'd like to live in an America where, if a trump lawyer like Joe diGenova suggests a Patriot like Chris Krebs should be executed, the Feds show up at that terrorist a**hole's house and ARREST him immediately.” Another alleged, “A MAGA trump lawyer named Joe diGenova went on propaganda outlet @newsmax and said Chris Krebs should be put to death for doing his job correctly by protecting our elections.How the hell hasn’t he, Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell and William Barr been disbarred yet?”

Former Chief of Staff to the US Vice President Bill Kristol wrote: “This is President Trump’s campaign lawyer. Is this incitement to violence ok, Mr. President? Is it ok, DHS chief Wolf (Krebs’ former boss)? No problem, GOP? “Joe diGenova said that fired Trump cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs should be executed...”.” A user tweeted, “Joe DiGenova should be arrested & taken into custody by the FBI for making a public threat against the life of Chris Krebs, former official in charge of cybersecurity. DiGenova can't be allowed to call for the execution of Krebs & not be held accountable for his violent threat.” Another said, “Joe digenova says Chris Crebs should be put to death. These people are the worst ever. Digenova needs to be banned from social media and if anything, ANYTHING, happens to Crebs, he needs to be prosecuted. Period.”






These remarks were made by the internet and individual organizations, MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and nor does it support these claims being made on the Internet.