Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley came clean and admitted that he secretly contacted the high-level Chinese Communist Party general Li Zuocheng and promised to alert the Chinese Communist Party beforehand if any theoretical attack by the United States were to occur during the Trump Administration. This comes as many have referred to Gen. Milley’s actions as “treason” against the United States.
In a shocking admission, the disgraced Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley came clean about reports that he secretly contacted the Chinese Communist Party on October 30, four days before the November 2020 Presidential Election, to promise that he would alert high-level CCP General Li Zuocheng beforehand if a potential military attack by the United States was going to occur. Gen. Milley secretly called the top Chinese Communist military official once more on January 8, days after the mostly peaceful January 6 protests that led to the seemingly indefinite detention of many of those involved. (READ MORE: Milley Held Secret Meeting And Told Military To Ignore Trump, Quietly Coordinated With Chinese General After 1/6 – Woodward)
The disgraced General had also been accused of calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on January 8 to discuss seizing the President’s power to authorize the use of nuclear weapons, which inspired him to hold a secret Pentagon meeting with high level military intelligence officials including CIA Director Gina Haspel and NSA Director Paul Nakasone to review the process for military action, instructing them not to take orders from anyone unless he was involved.
In a statement released through his spokesperson, Gen. Milley confesses to the secret calls with our nation’s greatest geopolitical enemy behind the back of the President, as well as the secretive Pentagon meeting with high level military intelligence officials. “His calls with the Chinese and others in October and January were in keeping with these duties and responsibilities converting reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability,” reads the statement. “The meeting regarding nuclear weapons protocols was to remind uniformed leaders in the Pentagon of the long-established and robust procedures in light of media reporting on the subject.”
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“General Milley continues to act and advise within his authority in the lawful tradition of civilian control of the military and his oath to the Constitution.” pic.twitter.com/9nftecsEo8
— Howard Altman (@haltman) September 15, 2021
However, many have considered Gen. Milley’s actions as “treason” against the United States. “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. I’ve had so many calls today saying, ‘That’s treason.’ said President Trump told Newsmax in reaction to the reports.
“I assume he would be tried for TREASON in that he would have been dealing with his Chinese counterpart behind the President’s back and telling China that he would be giving them notification ‘of an attack,’” Trump said in a statement sent later that day.
§2381. Treason – Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
§2382. Misprision of treason – Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joined in calls for Gen. Milley to be “court martialed” over his secret phone calls and meetings behind the back of the Commander-In-Chief. “It should be investigated immediately, today, he should be questioned under oath, if not with a polygraph test, on whether it happened. If it happened, he should be immediately relieved of his duties and court-martialed,” said Senator Paul. “You have to find out if it’s true. This is innuendo and rumor and propaganda perhaps. But, if it is true he absolutely immediately needs to be removed.”