Two days after the January 6th riot at the United States Capitol, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley secretly took action to keep President Donald Trump from ordering the use of nuclear weapons.
The revelations come to light in Bob Woodward’s new book “Peril.”
“You never know what a president’s trigger point is,” Milley reportedly told his staff.
According to CNN, who reviewed the book, Milley ‘called a secret meeting in his Pentagon office on January 8 to review the process for military action, including launching nuclear weapons. […] Milley instructed them not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.’
“No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of that procedure,” Milley said, according to the book.
“Got it?” asked Milley.
“Yes, sir,” replied his senior staff.
The new book also alleges that Gen. Milley called his Chinese counterpart after January 6 because he was worried Trump would start a war with China.
Trump told Newsmax in an interview Tuesday that if true, the allegations against Gen. Milley are treasonous. Watch below.
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