Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, says it’s ”unbelievable” and ”stunning” that top U.S. military officer Mark Milley circumvented civilian leaders to place secret calls to his Chinese counterpart over concerns about then-President Donald Trump.
The phone calls were described in excerpts from the forthcoming book ”Peril” by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. The book says Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that he would warn his counterpart in the event of a U.S. attack.
”People talk about him breaking the chain of command, which is critical, but that’s not the most offensive thing that [Milley] did,” Stewart said Thursday on Newsmax’s ”American Agenda.”
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