Biden Refuses to Fire Milley for Colluding with Chinese Communist Party
Democrat says he has 'great confidence in General Milley' despite alleged treason
Democrat regime leader Joe Biden has refused to fire his Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley after it emerged that he colluded with the Chinese Communist Party behind President Donald Trump's back.
Biden says he is standing by Milley despite reports that Milley coordinated with the Chinese and U.S. military officials against President Trump.
Milley's actions have been widely condemned as "treason" by several lawmakers and Trump himself.
“I have great confidence in General Milley,” Biden told reporters on Wednesday.
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He was responding to questions about the scandal a day after the allegations broke in excerpts of a new book by The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
As Neon Nettle first reported, in the months following the 2020 election, Gen. Milley allegedly warned China that Trump was "unstable" and took secret action to "secure" America's nuclear weapons to reassure the CCP that the United States would not attack them.
Among Milley's efforts as the top-ranking military officer, he secretly met with top military officials in the Pentagon two days after the Jan. 6 riot.
During the meeting, he told officials to keep him in the process for all military actions, including the use of nuclear weapons.
Milley made two phone calls with his counterpart in China on October 30 and January 8.
On the calls, Milley reportedly assured China's Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army that he would warn him if Trump ordered a military strike against Communist China.
Milley faced calls for his resignation over the allegations.
Milley denied that he had undermined the chain of command in a statement released through a spokesperson.
"The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs regularly communicates with Chiefs of Defense across the world, including with China and Russia.
"These conversations remain vital to improving mutual understanding of U.S. national security interests, reducing tensions, providing clarity, and avoiding unintended consequences or conflict," said Colonel Dave Butler.
"His calls with the Chinese and others in October and January were in keeping with these duties and responsibilities conveying reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability.
"All calls from the Chairman to his counterparts, including those reported, are staffed, coordinated, and communicated with the Department of Defense and the interagency," he continued.
"General Milley continues to act and advise within his authority in the lawful tradition of civilian control of the military and his oath to the Constitution," the statement concluded.
Among those voices calling for Milley's immediate firing was Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who said Biden should act to reestablish the tradition of civilian control over the military.
"These actions by General Milley demonstrate a clear lack of sound judgment, and I urge you to dismiss him immediately," wrote Rubio to Biden.
John Bolton, the former national security advisor to Trump, defended Milley in a statement on Wednesday.
"Mark Milley is a staunch supporter of the Constitution and the rule of law," said Bolton in part.
"His patriotism is unquestioned.
"In the days after Donald Trump's November 3, 2020, election defeat, I can only imagine the pressures he and others were under in fulfilling their Constitutional obligations," Bolton continued.
"I have no doubt General Milley consulted widely with his colleagues on the National Security Council and others during this period.
"I would also be very surprised if many of them were not fully aware of General Milley's actions, and that they fully concurred in them."