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Christopher Krebs. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Christopher Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, tells CBS' "60 Minutes" he is most upset that he "didn't get a chance to say goodbye" to his team after President Trump announced his termination in a tweet earlier this month, according to an excerpt from the upcoming episode.

Driving the news: Trump tweeted Nov. 17 that he had fired Krebs, who had drawn bipartisan praise for his handling of the election and debunking of misinformation.

The exchange: In the excerpt, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley reads part of a statement that was released by Krebs' former agency...

PELLEY: ''The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history ... There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes or changed votes or was in any way compromised.'"
KREBS: "Yeah, I stand by that."
PELLEY: "The president tweeted after that statement, quote, 'The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 election was highly inaccurate in that there were massive improprieties and fraud.' Do you remember what the president said at the end of that tweet?"
KREBS: "Oh, I was terminated? Is that -- yes. I recall that."
PELLEY: "Were you surprised?"
KREBS: "I don't know if I was necessarily surprised. It's not how I wanted to go out. I think ... the thing that upsets me the most about that is I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to my team. And I'd worked with them for three and a half years, in the trenches. Building an agency, putting CISA on the national stage. And I love that team. And I didn't get a chance to say goodbye, so that's what I'm most upset about."

What we're watching: The full "60 Minutes" episode in which Krebs also addresses Trump's baseless election fraud claims is set to air Sunday night following NFL coverage on the network.

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Students walk through the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Aug. 18, 2020 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Photo: Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can continue its race conscious admissions process, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

Why it matters: The case could end up in the Supreme Court after the conservative nonprofit Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) vowed to appeal the judge's ruling that UNC didn't discriminate against against white and Asian American applicants in its policy that it said was designed to increase diversity.

SEC debunks conspiracy theories about meme stock mania

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The SEC issued its long-awaited report on the meme stock mania, which downplayed the narrative that a "short squeeze" was the primary driver behind GameStop's historic stock moves — and shot down conspiracy theories about the event.

Why it matters: The postmortem was highly anticipated, largely because of what it could hint about what the regulator thinks should be done in wake of the saga. But the report stopped short of specific policy recommendations.