Trump Lawyer Apologizes To Former DHS Official After Being Sued For Saying He Should Be “Shot At Dawn”

The Washington Examiner reports:

Attorney Joe diGenova issued an apology to a former Homeland Security Department cybersecurity chief who he once suggested should be executed. A statement was released on Friday, four months after the ex-official, Chris Krebs, sued him and the Trump campaign for defamation.

Krebs sued the Trump campaign and diGenova on Dec. 8 in Montgomery County, Maryland, Circuit Court, alleging defamation and the infliction of emotional distress, even after diGenova claimed he was being sarcastic. Krebs also claimed he had received death threats and that he and his family were forced to leave their home for their own safety.

Via his lawyers, here’s the full apology from diGenova, who had said Krebs should be “taken out at dawn and shot.”

On November 30, 2020, I appeared on the Howie Carr Show. During the show, I made regrettable statements regarding Christopher Krebs, which many interpreted as a call for violence against him.

A few days later on Newsmax, I apologized for my grossly inappropriate statements, and today I reiterate my public apology to Mr. Krebs and his family for any harm my words caused.

Given today’s political climate, I should have more carefully expressed my criticism of Mr. Krebs, who was just doing his job.