Friday, September 17, 2021

Biden stands by Mille after reports of secret phone call with Chinese general

President Joe Biden stands with the top United States military official, General Mark Milley, after reports that he had secretly summoned a Chinese general during former President Donald Trump’s administration and promised to tip the communist country.

Several anonymously sourced reports allege that Milley called on General Li Xuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army once in 2020 and assured him a second time in January that the United States would not attack the Chinese Communist Party and if If they are ready to attack, then his counterpart.

Republicans described Milley’s actions as treason if they actually happened, but White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters the president was supporting Milley, regardless of the call.

“The president believes he is a patriot, his allegiance to our Constitution is unquestionable, and he has full confidence in him,” Saki said during a briefing in Washington.

Saki claimed that the context of when the call reportedly took place was important, accusing Trump of “instigating an insurgency”, referring to January 6, and that “several members of his national security team” There was widespread concern about”. US Capitol Violation.

He also said, “Every President of the Joint Chiefs has an obligation to obey the constitutional mandate to prevent unlawful military action.”

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCoS), headed by Mille, said in a statement that Milley regularly interacts with counterparts around the world, including counterparts in China and Russia.

“His calls with the Chinese and others in October and January were in keeping with these duties and responsibilities assuring them to maintain strategic stability. All calls from the chairman to his counterparts, including those reported, are being staffed, coordinating and communicating with the Defense Department and interagency, a spokesman for the group said.

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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, speaks during a briefing with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon on September 1, 2021 in Washington. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

“General Milley continues to act and advise within his authority in the civilian control of the military and in the legitimate tradition of the oath of the Constitution,” the spokesman said.

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What Milley did, however, is treason and means he should be ousted and possibly face charges, the top Republican insisted.

Trump said in a phone call, “If this is really true, which is hard to believe, he would have called China and done these things and would have been ready to advise the attack or before the attack, This is treason.” Newsmax.

The former president said in a written statement that the reporting was inaccurate and that he had never thought of attacking China.

Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Fox News said that Milley, if he called, was “basically ignoring the Constitution, deciding that he was a potential adversary and enemy of the United States.” and work closely with them and tell them ‘If I’m ever ordered to do something, I’ll tell you about it first.'”

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“I don’t care what you think about President Trump, the president of JCoS who is working with China to destroy the military chain and collude with China, that’s exactly what we do with the military in our country.” politicians. If true then he should be court martialed,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) added in a statement.

sensor. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and Cynthia Lumis (R-Vyo.) and Reps. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Jody Haise (R-Ga.), and Guy Reichenthaler (R-Pa.). Other Republicans are calling on Milley, who is set to testify to Congress later this month, to resign or be fired if the allegations are true.

“It’s plain and simple: If Milley’s alleged seditious behavior is true, he should resign or be fired immediately,” Reichenthaler wrote on Twitter.

Zachary Stebero

Zachary Steber covers US news including politics and court cases. He started out as a New York City subway reporter at The Epoch Times.


This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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