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Umm, isn't this treason? damookster Send a noteboard - 14/09/2021 09:40:01 PM

U.S. Top General Secretly Called China Over Fears Trump Could Spark War


WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. top general secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice last year over concernsthen-President Donald Trump could spark a war with China as his potential election loss loomed and in its aftermath, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

U.S. General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army on Oct. 30, 2020 - four days before the presidential election - and again on Jan. 8, two days after Trump supporters led a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, the paper reported.

In the calls, Milley sought to assure Li the United States was stable and not going to attack and, if there were to be an attack, he would alert his counterpart ahead of time, the report said.

The report was based on "Peril," a new book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, which they said relied on interviews with 200 sources and is due to be released next week.

Milley's office declined to comment. Representatives for Trump could not immediately be reached.

Asked about the report by reporters traveling with President Joe Biden aboard Air Force One, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre declined to comment and referred them to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Department.

The Republican Trump named Milley to the top military post in 2018 but began criticizing him, as he has other appointees and former staffers, after losing the November election to Democrat Joe Biden and left the White House on Jan. 20.

Milley was motivated to contact Beijing the second time in part due to a Jan. 8 call with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had asked the general what safeguards were in place to prevent an "unstable president" from launching a nuclear strike, the report said, citing a transcript of the call.

"He's crazy. You know he's crazy," Pelosi told Milley in the call, according to the report.

According to the cited call transcript, the general replied, "I agree with you on everything."

Reporting by Phil Stewart and Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Berkrot and Howard Goller


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Umm, isn't this treason? - 14/09/2021 09:40:01 PM 204 Views
Lots of things are treason - 14/09/2021 10:16:56 PM 25 Views
Lots of things might be treason - 14/09/2021 10:42:11 PM 19 Views
I am not disagreeing, it is treachery and it would be treason if someone acted - 14/09/2021 11:04:17 PM 13 Views
I also am not disagreeing. - 14/09/2021 11:14:49 PM 10 Views
Dan FUCKING Quayle! - 14/09/2021 11:17:34 PM 8 Views
I'm having shrimp with chili and lime sauce over rice. - 14/09/2021 11:25:57 PM 5 Views
Most pastas are bad for me *NM* - 14/09/2021 11:49:37 PM 4 Views
Gluten free? - 15/09/2021 03:12:45 AM 5 Views
sigh none of that in the house, way too much rise though *NM* - 15/09/2021 03:52:34 AM 4 Views
If there's one thing we've learned these last few years... - 24/09/2021 01:25:44 PM 9 Views
Yes. And also, morally correct - 14/09/2021 10:55:26 PM 19 Views
Morally correct would have been going public with invoking the 25th Amendment - 14/09/2021 11:08:45 PM 18 Views
Right, because that was going to actually make any kind of difference. - 15/09/2021 01:06:38 AM 15 Views
I disagree but acknowledge you have a valid opinion. - 15/09/2021 02:03:23 AM 18 Views
Thank you for your valid opinion Ned Stark - 15/09/2021 02:55:24 AM 13 Views
I view that as a compliment. - 15/09/2021 03:10:54 AM 10 Views
Blah Blah Blah Montesquieu in his spirits of laws that inspired Madison - 15/09/2021 03:51:56 AM 11 Views
Obviously history is written by the winners. - 15/09/2021 04:34:39 AM 10 Views
"...only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid & Comfort" - 16/09/2021 04:38:41 AM 30 Views
agreed - 16/09/2021 03:17:29 PM 15 Views
Just a reminder for I am an asshole - 16/09/2021 06:07:24 PM 13 Views
Yes. *NM* - 16/09/2021 03:20:12 PM 5 Views
I changed my mind. - 16/09/2021 06:26:25 PM 24 Views

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