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Alongside disputing the 2020 election results and refusing to concede to President-elect Joe Biden two weeks after losing, President Donald Trump has resumed firing senior officials in rapid succession on Twitter. 

In what appears to be a post-election purge of anyone the president deems disloyal, at least 12 people have been sacked or have resigned from the Trump administration since November 3. Most of them worked in national security, and critics worry that the shakeup and any further actions by Trump may pose risks to the federal government during an uncertain transition period.

The president’s most recent dismissal was cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, who’d been responsible for overseeing election security and repeatedly challenged Trump’s unfounded claims that the race was stolen from him due to voter fraud. Trump booted the director of DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency via Twitter on Tuesday, which sparked outrage from Democratic lawmakers who applauded…

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