Senator Rand Paul is saying General Mark Milley should be “court martialed” if the claims made in Bob Woodward’s book are true.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said that General Mark Milley should be “court martialed” if Bob Woodward’s claims that the General made secret calls to Communist Chinese general Li Zuocheng on October 30 and January 8 are true.
If General Mark Milley is proven to have secretly called Communist Chinese general Li Zuocheng behind President Donald Trump’s back just four days before the election and once more on January 8, assuring the Chinese Communist Party that China would be warned before any potential incoming attack by the US beforehand, then he must be court martialed, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul told Fox News on Wednesday.
“It should be investigated immediately, today, he should be questioned under oath, if not with a polygraph test, on whether it happened. If it happened, he should be immediately relieved of his duties and court-martialed,” said Senator Paul. “You have to find out if it’s true. This is innuendo and rumor and propaganda perhaps. But, if it is true he absolutely immediately needs to be removed.”
President Donald Trump told Newsmax that he had no plans to attack China and called Milley’s claims “the most ridiculous thing” he’s “ever heard, and everybody knows it,” adding that if Milley truly did secretly call the CCP, it would amount to treason. “So first of all if it is actually true, which is hard to believe, that he would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or in advance of an attack, that’s treason. I’ve had so many calls today saying, ‘That’s treason,’ said President Trump.
In addition to his comments on television, President Trump issued a blistering statement condemning “weak and ineffective” Milley over the reports of his alleged secret calls and meetings with the Chinese General, Nancy Pelosi, and high level military intelligence officials at the Pentagon at the time of the November election and shortly after January 6. President Trump had also raised questions about Woodward’s credibility.
“If the story of ‘Dumbass’ General Mark Milley, the same failed leader who engineered the worst withdrawal from a country, Afghanistan, in U.S. history, leaving behind many dead and wounded soldiers, many American citizens, and $85 Billion worth of the newest and most sophisticated Military equipment in the world, and our Country’s reputation, is true, then I assume he would be tried for TREASON in that he would have been dealing with his Chinese counterpart behind the President’s back and telling China that he would be giving them notification ‘of an attack,’” Trump declared. “Can’t do that!”
President Trump continued, “The good news is that the story is Fake News concocted by a weak and ineffective General together with two authors who I refused to give an interview to because they write fiction, not fact. Actions should be taken immediately against Milley, and better generals in our Military, of which we have many, should get involved so that another Afghanistan disaster never happens again. Remember, I was the one who took out 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. Milley said it couldn’t be done!”
“For the record, I never even thought of attacking China—and China knows that,” President Trump concluded. “The people that fabricated the story are sick and demented, and the people who print it are just as bad. In fact, I’m the only President in decades who didn’t get the U.S. into a war—a well known fact that is seldom reported.”