This new reveal book holds explosives for political America.
After the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, Trump’s chief military adviser is said to have prevented dangerous reactions from the US president.
General Mark Milley (63) allegedly single-handedly took secret measures to prevent Trump from ordering a dangerous military strike against China or even firing nuclear weapons.
Allegedly, Milley even contacted the Chinese regime. He is said to have called his colleague twice. The Trump advisor’s delicate promise: I will warn you if the US president should give an order to first strike.
This is what the legendary journalist Bob Woodward and the Washington Post reporter, Robert Costa (35), wrote in their as yet unpublished book “Peril” (German: “Danger”, will be published on September 21).
The authors report that Milley was deeply shaken by the storming of the Capitol. He feared a violent reaction from the US president.
“He was sure that Trump had fallen into serious mental decline after the elections. Trump was almost manic now, yelling at officials and constructing his own alternate reality through endless election conspiracies, ”the book says.
Milley feared that Trump could become “renegade”. “You never know what a president’s trigger point is,” the military reportedly told its officers.
Instruction given to deny commands
The chairman of the chief of the general staff is said to have been so concerned that he took an extremely extraordinary measure. He called a secret meeting at his Pentagon office on Jan. 8 to review the process for military action, including the downing of nuclear weapons.
He instructed senior military officials in charge of the Pentagon’s war room not to take orders from anyone unless they were involved.
“No matter what you are told, you go through with the procedure. You carry out the procedure. And I’m part of that process, ”Milley told the officers, according to the book. Then he walked around the room, looked each officer in the eye, and asked them to verbally confirm that they understood.
The explosive phone calls with China
Milley feared in the weeks before that Trump could go nuts in the face of his electoral defeat. On October 30, 2020 – a few days before the US election – he called his Chinese counterpart General Li Zuocheng (67).
“General Li, I want to assure you that the US government is stable and everything will be fine. (…) We will not attack you or undertake any military operations against you, ”he assured his counterpart in Beijing.
Two months later, after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the American reportedly called Li again. “We are one hundred percent stable. Everything is fine, ”he is supposed to have said this time.
▶ ︎ During this phone call, Milley’s most delicate sentences were also uttered: “If we are going to attack, I will call you beforehand. It won’t come as a surprise. ”In order to convince Beijing, Milley even arranged for a US military exercise to be postponed.
Trump calls for high treason charges
According to the reports, the authors of the book also had a transcript of a telephone conversation between Milley and the chairman of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, 81. “You know he’s crazy,” Democratic MP Milley is said to have said two days after the Capitol took off. “If they couldn’t even stop him from attacking the Capitol, who knows what else he could do?”
Trump released a statement on Tuesday berating Milley and blaming Milley for the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan. “I assume that he will be charged with high treason because he negotiated with his Chinese colleague behind the president’s back,” demanded the ex-president.
The Pentagon declined to comment yesterday.