Gen. Milley Allegedly Took Secret Action To Prevent Trump From Using Nuclear Weapons – By Varun Hukeri (Daily Caller) / Sept 14 2021
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley allegedly took secret action to prevent former President Donald Trump from using nuclear weapons following the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to an upcoming book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
Milley was allegedly “certain” that Trump “had gone into a serious mental decline” following his loss in the 2020 election and worried that the former president could “go rogue,” according to excerpts of the book “Peril” reviewed by CNN. He also told his senior staff that “you never know what a president’s trigger point is,” the authors allege.
The top U.S. general allegedly called a secret meeting at the Pentagon two days after the Capitol riot to review the process for military action — including a nuclear response, according to the book. Milley allegedly asked every senior military official present at the meeting not to take orders from anyone, even the former president, regarding a nuclear strike without consulting him first.
“No matter what you are told, you do the procedure. You do the process. And I’m part of that procedure,” he allegedly said. The book alleges he went around the room and looked each official in the eye, asking for verbal confirmation that they understood.