Former acting Sec. of Defense Christopher Miller reported that he did not allow Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark Milley to conduct secret calls with his Chinese counterpart, saying that these allegations are “disgraceful,” according to a report this week.
“The Joint Chiefs Chairman is the top-ranking military officer whose sole role is giving military-specific advice to the current president, and by law is not allowed to exercise his own authority to command our forces,” Miller said in a comment to Fox News.
“The chain of command goes from the President to the Sec. of Defense, not through the Joint Chiefs Chairman,” the former defense sec. added.
Milley might have conspired last year to commit treason against then-President Trump — and against the U.S.
“Peril,” a new book written by reporters Robert Costa and Bob Woodward, says Milley phoned his Chinese counterpart, General Li Zuocheng of the PLA, only four days before the 2020 election.
According to the book, Milley said: “General Li, we have known each other for almost five years. If we are going to attack, I am going to phone you ahead of time. It won’t be a surprise.”
Miller denied having any such call.
“If Woodward’s book is true, it reveals a disgraceful act of insubordination by America’s top military officer,” Miller said on Fox News.
He added if the story about Milley’s “histrionic outbursts and anti-Constitutional involvement in foreign affairs prove accurate, he needs to resign immediately or get fired by the Sec. of Defense to guarantee the sanctity of officers.”
According to CNN, the book reveals Milley’s words during Inauguration Day, when he was asked by Michelle Obama how he felt. “No one has a bigger smile than I do today,” Milley said. “You may not see it under my mask, but it’s there.”
Milley had reportedly been scared that a coup could happen — especially on Inauguration Day, when DC was locked down with more than 25,000 National Guard soldiers.
“Here is the deal, guys: These guys are Nazis, they are Proud Boys,” Milley said to senior leaders, according to this book. “These are the same people we fought during World War II. We will put a ring of steel around this city and the Nazis are not getting in.”
Author: Scott Dowdy