Pelosi Spoke With Joint Chief Seeking To Strip Trump Of Presidential Powers, Access To Nuclear Codes

Pelosi Spoke With Joint Chief Seeking To Strip Trump Of Presidential Powers, Access To Nuclear Codes


In what ABC News has called an “extraordinary” move, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Friday that she reached out to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss the “available” options that could be taken to strip President Donald Tump of some of his presidential powers.

Pelosi, according to the ABC report, was seeking to prevent “‘an unstable president’ from accessing the nuclear launch codes or initiating military hostilities before he is out of office in 12 days.”

Trump, notably, ran on a non-interventionist platform in 2016 and has received three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work toward securing peace in the Middle East.

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“She revealed the startling development in a letter to Democratic colleagues Friday morning, a day after she called on Vice President Mike Pence to immediately remove Trump from office by invoking the 25th Amendment and threatening a second impeachment of Trump if Pence failed to act,” ABC noted.

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