OPINION | This article contains opinion. AnalyzingAmerica is licensed to publish this content.
U.S. General Mark A. Milley is accused of treason as well as having private phone calls with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to undermine former President Donald Trump.
Despite these reports, Joe Biden said he has “great confidence” in Milley, according to Fox News.
Biden’s one-sentence remark came while responding to reporters’ questions. White House press secretary Jen Psaki also defended Milley.
Psaki said that Biden “has worked side by side with Chairman Milley for almost eight months as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs.”
“His experience with him has been that he is a patriot,” Psaki added.
“He is somebody who is is has fidelity to the Constitution, and he has confidence in his leadership,” she added. “I can’t speak to anonymous, unconfirmed reports about prior conversations during the last administration.”
“The president has complete confidence in his leadership, his patriotism and his fidelity to our Constitution,” Psaki concluded.
A report in The Washington Post details how General Mark Milley engaged in a military coup by thwarting President Trump and secretly conspiring with senior military leadership and foreign actors to usurp and undermine the President’s power.
Milley is the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s highest-ranking military officer.
Milley was reportedly “so fearful” that the president’s actions “might spark a war with China” that he secretly called his Chinese counterpart before the election and after Jan. 6 in a bid to avert armed conflict.
Milley reassured China that he would “give the communist government a heads up should an attack be ordered by the then commander-in-chief,” Townhall reported.
This “astonishingly improper action” was done without the knowledge of President Donald Trump, RedState reports.
Reports are also circulating that say Milley’s treasonous action was ordered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
On January 9th, just days after the Jan. 6th riot, it was widely reported that Pelosi called Gen. Milley seeking to have the Pentagon leadership essentially remove Trump from his authorities as the commander in chief.
It would have been unconstitutional for Milley to defy legal orders from the commander in chief despite Pelosi’s encouragement to remove Trump.
Trump was still the commander in chief and the military was bound to follow his lawful orders.
Military officials can refuse to carry out orders they view as illegal, but they cannot remove the president from the chain of command.
This would amount to a military coup, the officials said at the time.
Here’s a look at the phone call from Pelosi:
What in the f*cking hell?!
Pelosi needs to be questioned along with Milley.
Milley: "Madam Speaker, I agree with you on everything." pic.twitter.com/2MNtSMAP14
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) September 14, 2021