General Mark Milley on Trump and the Military

From Politico Playbook:

HOW CLOSE WE CAME — In a new New Yorker excerpt from their forthcoming book, “The Divider,” Susan Glasser and Peter Baker dive into top generals’ fears in the final months of the Trump administration that the president could try to use the military to remain in power. They have the resignation letter, never sent, that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. MARK MILLEY drafted in June 2020.

Then he decided to stay: “‘Fuck that shit,’ he told his staff. ‘I’ll just fight him.’ The challenge, as he saw it, was to stop Trump from doing any more damage, while also acting in a way that was consistent with his obligation to carry out the orders of his Commander-in-Chief. Yet the Constitution offered no practical guide for a general faced with a rogue President. … ‘If they want to court-martial me, or put me in prison, have at it,’ Milley told his staff. ‘But I will fight from the inside.’”

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