Military Brass planned mass resignation to counter a Trump refusal to leave office


General Milley [R] ready to leave the stink of Trump politics

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and other top military officials feared that President Donald Trump was planning a coup after his defeat in the 2020 election and discussed resigning if they were given illegal or dangerous orders, according to a new book…

According to the excerpts, Milley discussed the possibility of a coup with lawmakers, friends and top officials…”They may try, but they’re not going to f—ing succeed,” Milley told his deputies, according to the authors. “You can’t do this without the military. You can’t do this without the CIA and the FBI. We’re the guys with the guns.”

It was not clear when Milley’s discussion with the officials took place, but according to the book, a focus of their concern was Trump’s decision to replace top officials at the Departments of Defense and Justice, including then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper, with hard-line loyalists…

According to the book, Milley grew increasingly concerned by Trump’s behavior ahead of January 6, believing that Trump was deliberately seeking to stir unrest with his bogus election-fraud claims to invoke the Insurrection Act and summon the military.

Think about the state of affairs. Reflect upon the fact that not only were a number of opportunist political hacks ready to follow Trump into a Nazi-style takeover…his loyal followers in the Republican Party rank-and-file don’t care a rats ass about what’s legal and what isn’t. Power dispensed by a homegrown version of Hitler or Mussolini would have satisfied their desire for absolute control of our government. The “law-and-order” crowd is always ready to crap on our Bill of Rights if they get to give the orders.

4 thoughts on “Military Brass planned mass resignation to counter a Trump refusal to leave office

  1. Reichstag moment says:

    Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday that it was “incredibly disturbing” that reports detailed a top U.S. general’s fears that Donald Trump, in the waning days of his presidency, would attempt to use the military to stage a coup or take action against Iran. https://news.yahoo.com/mike-mullen-joint-chiefs-mark-milley-coup-trump-173956238.html
    “I think the reporting, from what I understand, has been pretty accurate,” Mullen said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” according to the show transcript.
    “Particularly after the election and the two threats that you talked about,” he told host John Dickerson when asked about the reports. “The external one, and whether or not we would commence some kind of combat or conflict with Iran. And then the internal one in terms of where it might go, particularly with respect to how the military would be used by President Trump to somehow validate that the election actually was a fraud and keep the president in power. I think that’s all very accurate and obviously incredibly disturbing, literally in every respect.”

  2. Dragnet says:

    House probe focuses on Trump’s mental health and martial law https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/569463-house-probe-focuses-on-trumps-mental-health-and-martial-law
    The trove of documents requested Wednesday by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack shows an interest in former President Trump’s mental health and whether he was considering using the military to remain in power.
    In addition to seeking records on Trump’s family members and a long list of former aides, the panel is asking the White House and federal agencies to relay any conversations about removing the former president from office and whether he planned to enact martial law.

  3. Secret Squirrel says:

    “Two days after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, President Donald Trump’s top military adviser, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, single-handedly took secret action to limit Trump from potentially ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons, according to “Peril,” a new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward and veteran Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.
    Woodward and Costa write that Milley, deeply shaken by the assault, ‘was certain that Trump had gone into a serious mental decline in the aftermath of the election, with Trump now all but manic, screaming at officials and constructing his own alternate reality about endless election conspiracies.’
    Milley worried that Trump could ‘go rogue,’ the authors write.
    “You never know what a president’s trigger point is,” Milley told his senior staff, according to the book. https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/politics/woodward-book-trump-nuclear/index.html

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