By: Konrad Holden
In a Fox News opinion piece, Tucker Carlson alleged that Gen. Mark Milley committed treason when he promised to warn a top Chinese military official of any impending US attack. This allegedly happened while Trump was in office because Milley thought he would be “saving the republic” by upsetting Trump’s actions. Milley also undermined the President’s authority in other ways, including demanding all personnel in the National Military Command Center to get his permission before carrying out any of the President’s orders.
General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is most certainly more politician than military man.
That became apparent when he openly defended teaching soldiers Critical Race Theory in the U.S. Military Academy.
But it has become even more apparent in recent days that Milley is very partisan and hated Donald Trump.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reported on Wednesday about a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. The book supposedly contains confidential transcripts of a call between Gen. Milley and Chinese General Li Zuocheng. In the call, Milley told Li that he would warn him of any impending U.S. attack on China. According to Woodward and Costa, the CIA and NSA both knew about this call but said nothing.
Carlson also pointed out that this summer Milley was on record calling President Trump a threat to “the stability of the Republic.” Carlson’s concludes that Milley seems to be more of a partisan actor than a military general who reports to the President.
President Trump told reporters that he doubts that Milley promised to warn the Chinese and Trump believes that Milley leaked the story to pull the media away from the Afghanistan disaster.
"So, first of all, if it is actually true, which is hard to believe, that he would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or in advance of an attack, that's treason. " - Former President Donald Trump
"He usurped civilian authority, broke Chain of Command, and violated the sacrosanct principle of civilian control over the military. It’s an extremely dangerous precedent. You can’t simply walk away from that." - Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman