Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley took secret action to ‘secure’ nukes
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley has been caught conspiring with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) behind President Donald Trump’s back, accoridng to bombshell new reports.
In the months following the 2020 election, Gen. Milley allegedly warned China that Trump was “unstable” and took secret action to “secure” America’s nuclear weapons to reassure the CCP that the United States would not attack them.
The explosive revelations have been revealed in renowned investigative journalist Bob Woodward’s new book.
According to Woodward, Milley warned Communist China that he feared Trump would undertake military action in a desperate bid to stay in office.
Among Milley’s efforts as the top-ranking military officer, he secretly met with top military officials in the Pentagon two days after the Jan. 6 riot.
During the meeting, he told officials to keep him in the process for all military actions, including the use of nuclear weapons.
It also involved outreach to Milley’s counterpart in the Chinese military to provide reassurances the US would not strike its rival, according to the book.
“If you get calls, no matter who they’re from, there’s a process here, there’s a procedure,” he told top US military officials inside the Pentagon’s war room two days after the riot, according to the book Peril, by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
“No matter what you are told, you do the procedure.
“You do the process.
“And I’m part of that procedure.”
“You never know what a president’s trigger point is,” Milley told them, according to the book, which relies on Woodward’s well-established methods of relying on “deep background” information provided by sources, some of them anonymously, as well as documents and interviews, to attempt to reconstruct events and conversations.
He feared Trump was suffering “serious mental decline,” Woodward and coauthor Bob Costa reported.
Milley told them, according to the book: “The strict procedures are explicitly designed to avoid inadvertent mistakes or accident or nefarious, unintentional, illegal, immoral, unethical launching of the world’s most dangerous weapons.”
“Got it?” Milley asked his team members.
“Yes, sir,” they replied, in an exchange considered by Milley as “an oath.”
Milley told CIA Director Gina Haspel: “Aggressively watch everything, 360.”
The authors write that Milley was concerned Trump might go “rogue.”
Just as stunning were Milley’s reported actions that same date to the head of China’s powerful military, to reassure his counterpart that the US was not going to attack China and set off a clash with a major nuclear power.
He reportedly told China that he had his own doubts about Trump’s mental state, but assured the CCP that he would ensure that “everything’s fine.”
“Things may look unsteady,” Milley told Gen. Li Zuocheng.
“But that’s the nature of democracy, General Li.
“We are 100 percent steady. Everything’s fine.
“But democracy can be sloppy sometimes.”
It was Milley’s second call to his counterpart in the final months of the Trump administration.
US intelligence concluded the Chinese believed Trump might launch a military strike in order to create a basis to stay in power after an election many beleived was fraudulent.
Milley had earlier called Li in October amid ongoing tensions over the South China Straight, and Trump’s rhetoric targeting China.
Milley feared Trump might seek to use such an attack to achieve a Reichstag fire-type incident, where he would cite the dangerous new situation to cling to power.
Milley afterward concluded Li was “unusually rattled.”
According to the book, Milley even promised his counterpart there would be no surprises.
They had reportedly established relations through a secret backchannel.
“General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years,” Milley reportedly told him.
“If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time.
“It’s not going to be a surprise.”
That bombshell revelations about Milley’s potentially treasonous actions have infuriated Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
He wrote Democrat Joe Biden demanding he dismiss Milley “immediately.”
“I write with grave concern regarding recent reporting that General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, worked to actively undermine the sitting Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces and contemplated a treasonous leak of classified information to the Chinese Communist Party in advance of a potential armed conflict with the People’s Republic of China (PRC),” Rubio wrote.
“These actions by General Milley demonstrate a clear lack of sound judgment, and I urge you to dismiss him immediately.”
Rubio added: “General Milley has attempted to rationalize his reckless behavior by arguing that what he perceived as the military’s judgment as more stable than its civilian commander.
“It is a dangerous precedent that could be asserted at any point in the future by General Milley or others.
“It threatens to tear apart our nation’s longstanding principle of civilian control of the military.”
The book quotes Milley expressing concerns Trump might launch a strike that could lead to war.
However, Trump campaigned repeatedly ending Middle East wars he called a waste and negotiated a departure date with the Taliban in Afghanistan before leaving office.
“I continually reminded him, depending on where and what you strike, you could find yourself at war,” the book quotes Milley as saying of Trump.
A president can only initiate a nuclear strike through a complex procedure that involves multiple layers of officials, coordinated through the National Military Command Center.
Milley also spoke to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had publicly raised her own fears about Trump’s access to nuclear weapons immediately after the riot, which came on a day Congress met to count the electoral votes.
“This is bad, but who knows what he might do?” Pelosi said.
“He’s crazy. You know he’s crazy.
“He’s been crazy for a long time.
“So don’t say you don’t know what his state of mind is.”
The authors cite a transcript of the call.
Milley responded, according to the book: “Madam Speaker.
“I agree with you on everything.”
Pelosi told him: “What I’m saying to you is that if they couldn’t even stop him from an assault on the Capitol, who even knows what else he may do?
“And is there anybody in charge at the White House who was doing anything but kissing his fat butt all over this?
“You know he’s crazy. He’s been crazy for a long time,” she told him.
Milley’s efforts to collude with the Chinese Communist Party appear to have been triggered by his call with Pelosi.
According to the transcript, she asked him “what precautions are available to prevent an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or from accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike?”
Milley then vouched for “a lot of checks in the system.”
Haspel had raised her own concerns after Trump refused to accept the results of the November election.
“We are on the way to a right-wing coup,” Haspel told him.
“The whole thing is insanity.
“He is acting out like a six-year-old with a tantrum.
“This is a highly dangerous situation,” she told Milley in a call.
“We are going to lash out for his ego?” (Click to Source)