During a Wednesday interview on Newsmax, retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn reacted to a story regarding Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, who reportedly made two phone calls to Chinese officials in fear that former President Donald J. Trump would create conflict with the communist nation — according to a book authored by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa.
It is alleged that Milley made two secret phone calls, both to his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army. The book alleges that the phone calls took place prior to the 2020 presidential election on Oct. 30, 2020, and two days after the Jan. 6 Capitol [protest], on Jan. 8, 2021, Fox News reported.
ABC reporter covering the White House and Capitol Hill, Ben Siegel, posted a statement from General Milley’s spokesman Wednesday over the Woodward/Costa book . In the statement, it appears Milley does not deny the report.
Spokesman for Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley breaks silence on new Woodward/Costa book, via @LMartinezABC pic.twitter.com/6WR0Mc9yVa
— Ben Siegel (@bensiegel) September 15, 2021
General Michael Flynn reacted, telling host Eric Bolling, “It really, really is so devastating”.
“That [statement] tells me Milley, in fact, made these statements that have been acquitted to him in Woodward’s book,” Flynn said.
Bolling told Flynn: “He basically admitted that he made those calls in October and January. Now what were the calls about and what was said is still up for speculation, which my point is: making those calls, when a seated U.S. president — literally telling the Chinese government, ‘Don’t worry, I will subvert my own president and work with you to make sure you’re okay.’ How is that not treasonous, sir?” Video Below
“I’ll tell you what it is: it’s illegal, immoral, and it’s unethical. And Mark Milley should be told immediately to drop his stars and he should be resigning in disgrace, if not completely fired and publicly,” Flynn responded.
“The one institution that we cannot lose hope in and faith in — which because, every other institution in government, Eric, the American people have lost faith in. The one institution that still remains in our uniformed military. And Mark Milley is doing grave, grave, which is the strongest word I can use, grave damage to the institute of the military by continuing to stay in the office of the chairman of joint chiefs,” he said.
(Related: Levin: If The Gen. Milley Story Is True, ‘This SOB Needs To Be Out Of There As Fast As Possible’)