Looks like an upcoming book published by none other than Bob Woodward and Bob Costa, Washington Post reporters, gives Trump a strong case for treason against an individual supposedly tasked with promoting national security.
During Trump’s presidency, General Mark Milley, who serves as Joint Chiefs of Staff, apparently felt compelled to be more loyal to Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army in China than Trump in the United States.
More specifically, Milley apparently gave all kinds of assurances to China that the United States would not launch a nuclear attack, and that everything is “fine” and not to be worried about.
“We are 100% steady. Everything’s fine. But democracy can be sloppy sometimes.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, that’s quite unbelievable. Milley effectively colluded with the Chinese by letting them know what was going on within the American front.
Is China ever so upfront with the United States about what is going on internally within Beijing? No!
On top of that, Milley’s behavior completed circumvented the chain of command, as he had exactly zero authority to contact China and tell them whether or not the United States was planning an imminent nuclear attack.
Kash Patel, the Former Chief of Staff for the Department of Defense, noted the real chain of command as follows:
“By law, the national command authority goes from the president to the secretary of Defense to include anything relating troop deployments, operations in theaters of war, and nuclear command.” [Source: Fox News]
In other words, Milley not only chose China over Trump, but he also completely disregarded the chain of command that is utterly vital to national security.
Even worse, Milley apparently tried to claim that his behavior was justified by Trump’s Former Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, which Miller has resoundingly disputed.
“A lesser ranking officer accused of such behavior would immediately be relieved of duty pending a thorough and independent investigation. As Secretary of Defense, I did not and would not ever authorize such conduct.” [Source: Breitbart]
Needless to say, it seems like the Biden administration has yet another bad apple, though like a classic Biden bad apple, Milley refuses to admit error.
On the contrary, he released a self-justification via his spokesman, Col. Dave Butler.
“The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs regularly communicates with Chiefs of Defense across the world, including with China and Russia. These conversations remain vital to improving mutual understanding of U.S. national security interests, reducing tensions, providing clarity and avoiding unintended consequences or conflict …
General Milley continues to act and advise within his authority in the lawful tradition of civilian control of the military and his oath to the Constitution.” [Source: Fox News]
So, where exactly does the Constitution suggest that it’s appropriate to collude with China and promise to warn them in advance of a U.S.-led strike? Moreover, how exactly are tensions “reduced” if warning China that Trump may supposedly start a nuclear war, which he never had any intention of doing?
Needless to say, Patel would spiritedly dispute Milley’s spokesman, noting that Milley’s behavior was not only wrong, but It was also “treasonous.”
“Calling a foreign counterpart and discussing operational capabilities against that enemy is literally treasonous … The White House, nor the Office of the Secretary of Defense authorized the chairman to conduct any calls with Chinese officials regarding operations.” [Source: Fox News]
Other GOP representatives have become incensed at the revelations, with Sen. Rand Paul illuminating that all individuals, regardless of political affiliation, should be gravely concerned about a general colluding with China.
“I don’t care what you think of President Trump, the Chairman of the JCOS working to subvert the military chain of command and collude with China is exactly what we do not accept from military leaders in our country. He should be court martialed if true.” [Source: OANN]
Trump also weighed in, calling Milley’s behavior exactly as he saw it: highly treasonous and extremely dangerous.
“I assume he would be tried for TREASON in that he would have been dealing with his Chinese counterpart behind the President’s back and telling China that he would be giving them notification ‘of an attack.’ Can’t do that!” [Source: Breitbart]
No, one certainly shouldn’t do that.
Then again, Americans are currently dealing with a president who apparently recognizes the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan just before the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 …
Author: Ofelia Thornton