Gen. Mark Milley will defend himself at all costs, even after being exposed as an anti-Trump deep stater with strong ties to Communist China.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley on Tuesday addressed for the first time publicly allegations from a recently published book, Peril, by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
The book, published last week, alleges Milley had two backchannel calls with his Chinese counterpart on October 30, 2020, and January 8, 2021, to reassure him the United States was not going to attack China and if it was, he would give China a heads-up. Another allegation was that Milley held a meeting with senior military leaders and told them not to follow orders from Trump unless he was personally notified.
"I know, I am certain that President Trump did not intend to attack the Chinese," Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley defends calls to China at Senate hearing. https://t.co/ujinmDGnqY pic.twitter.com/u71bGC0vwv
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Milley said the calls were coordinated “before and after” with then-Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (another Deep State whack job) and then-acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller’s staffs, and a readout was provided to the State Department
On the first October 30 call, Milley said he knew Trump was not going to attack the Chinese and he was directed by Esper to convey that intent to the Chinese.
He did not address his alleged comment to Li from the book, which was, “If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise. It’s not going to be a bolt out of the blue.”
He said eight people were on the call.
Milley said the Chinese requested the second call on December 31, for January 8, and 11 people were on that call, and a readout was distributed to the State Department that same day. He said shortly after his second call ended, he briefed then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and then-Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller.
Milley said later that same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called him to inquire about Trump’s ability to launch nuclear weapons.
Here's what we took away from Gen. Milley's recount of his call with Rep. Nancy Pelosi… IMPEACH NANCY PELOSI NOW. pic.twitter.com/EuYVlCOYJN
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) September 28, 2021
“I repeatedly assured her that there is no chance of an illegal, unauthorized or accidental launch,” he added.
He said after that call, he convened a meeting in his office with key members of his staff to “refresh all of us on the procedures which we practice daily at the action officer level.”
“At no time was I attempting to change or influence the process, usurp authority, or insert myself in the chain of command. But I am expected, I am required to give my advice, and ensure the president is fully informed on military matters.”
What a scumbag.
He along with every Deep State defense and intelligence official has been working overtime to get Trump removed since day one. Why President Trump trusted these people one will never know, but we highly doubt he will make the same mistake after his inevitable victory in 2024.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney