Former President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, committed “TREASON” if he contacted a top Chinese military official in the final months of the Trump administration to reassure them that the 45th president would not launch military action against Beijing.
Longtime Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and reporter Robert Costa claim in their forthcoming book “Peril” that Milley made two calls to his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army. The first call took place on Oct. 30, 2020, shortly before the presidential election, while the second call took place on Jan. 8 of this year, two days after the deadly riot at the US Capitol.
The Washington Post reported that Milley’s October call was prompted by intelligence that suggested the Chinese believed preparations by the US to attack were underway.
“General Li, I want to assure you that the American