A key witness in the first impeachment of then-President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “must resign” if he is confirmed to have made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart in order to reassure Beijing that Trump would not order military action against the Communist superpower.
Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a former member of the National Security Council, tweeted that if the calls were made, Milley “usurped civilian authority, broke Chain of Command, and violated the sacrosanct principle of civilian control over the military. . .
Details of the calls between Milley and Li Zuocheng, chief of the Joint Staff Department of Beijing’s Central Military Commission, were reported by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of the Washington Post in their forthcoming book “Peril.” . . .
Vindman briefly gained notoriety in 2019 when he testified that he had raised concerns to his superiors about a July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which the US president asked Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter over the younger Biden’s lucrative gig on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma. . .
Trump has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in the Ukraine affair and has described the July 25 conversation with Zelensky as a “perfect call.” (Read more from “After China Report, Calls for Gen. Milley To Resign Increase” HERE)
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