Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mark Milley still has not responded to an April letter from Republican Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and his House colleague Republican Study Committee chairman Jim Banks of Indiana regarding his recent alleged statements from a 2021 book, the lawmakers say.
Banks and Grassley sent the bicameral letter to Milley in April as a follow-up to his September 2021 congressional testimonies where the general was “questioned about controversial statements you allegedly made to the authors of several recent books.”
“If a famous journalist falsely accused me of violating my oath to the Constitution and subverting the President, I would immediately hold a press conference to establish my innocence,” Banks told Fox News Digital on Thursday. “General Milley’s silence speaks volumes.”
“This is a serious allegation against the highest-ranking official in the U.S. armed forces, and it’s not going away with time,” he continued. “If General Milley keeps stonewalling, Senator Grassley and I will look for answers elsewhere.”
Milley never gave an official response to the letter, the lawmakers say. Milley’s office says the letter misattributed quotations to the chairman.
“General Milley gave several thorough responses to the lawmaker’s repeated inquires,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff communications director Colonel Dave Butler told Fox News Digital in a statement.
……”This line of inquiry seems to be an attempt to politicize the military, an outcome which General Milley seeks to avoid,” he added.
BULL SHIT. Milley has been an active facilitator of leftist political indoctrination in the military.
In the letter to Milley, the lawmakers said they were “gravely concerned” about the general’s alleged statements in Bob Woodward and Rob Costa’s book, “Peril,” chronicling the last days of the Trump administration.
“Some raise questions about your commitment to civilian control of the military, the statutory chain of command, and the command authority of the Commander-in-Chief and the President of the United States,” the Republicans wrote.
“Those issues have a bearing on guiding principles of our democracy,” they continued.
Banks and Grassley included pages’ worth of questions for Milley to answer regarding his statements in the book, particularly where the general said he believed former President Trump “had gone into serious mental decline … and could go rogue and order military action or use nuclear weapons, without going through required procedures.”
“Serious mental decline”. That’s MilleySpeak for “I don’t like his tough stance against America’s enemies, because it scares me”.
It’s strange how Milley’s mouth has been silent for the last two years of Biden’s decomposing brain.
The lawmakers also pointed to the book’s report that Milley had to “take any and all necessary precautions” to prevent the former president from engaging in a “rogue” military action and he “wanted to find a way to inject, if not require, that second opinion.”
“You needed to ‘pull a Schlesinger … to contain Trump and maintain the tightest possible control of … military communication and command authority,’” the background portion of the questions reads. “To execute your plan, you summoned senior operations officers from the National Military Command Center (NMCC) to your office.”
……The lawmakers levied several questions at Milley regarding his “contemptuous words” regarding Trump in the book as well as questions on “civilian control of the military.”
“You allegedly told the authors of Peril: You “felt no absolute certainty that the military could control or trust Trump,’” one of the questions read. “Those words do not seem to be compatible with the principle of civilian control of the military. Isn’t the commander-in-chief supposed to exercise control over the military and not vice-versa? Please explain.”
Banks and Grassley both took to their respective chamber floors Thursday regarding the letter, with Banks calling “sidestepping” the commander-in-chief “a grave crime.”
“I am calling on General Milley to set the record straight,” Banks said. “General Milley is accused of secretly seizing the president’s military powers. That is the most serious crime.
According to the book, Milley called ChiCom General Li Zuocheng. He did not inform anyone, including President Trump, of the phone call. Here was Milley’s message for the ChiCom military. “Gen. Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be OK. We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.” “Gen. Li, you and I have known each other for five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”
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.
Milley has committed treason.