It must be another day that ends in “Y” — Trump threatens another likely witness against him, in his recent social media post:
“This guy [General Mark Milley] turned out to be a Woke train wreck who, if the Fake News reporting is correct, was actually dealing with China to give them a heads up on the thinking of the President of the United States. This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH!”
— Defendant P01135809, Sept 22, 2023
This got me wondering, what exactly did General Milley do — to warrant such venom?
Trump suggests Mark Milley should be executed in possible breach of pre-trial release conditions
by Josh Marcus, Yahoo News — Sept 23, 2023
Mr Trump’s China comments likely reference a set of calls Mr Milley paid to his Chinese counterpart, assuring him the US didn’t have plans in 2020 and early 2021 to attack China, after intelligence officials captured Chinese officials appearing to fear the prospect as likely.
"The calls on 30 October and 8 January were coordinated before and after with Secretary [of Defense, Mark] Esper and acting Secretary [of Defense, Christoper] Miller’s staffs and the interagency," Mr Milley testified in the Senate in 2021.
"My task at that time was to de-escalate," he added.
Gen. Milley says he wasn't trying to undermine Trump in China call
by Teaganne Finn, NBC News — Sept 28, 2021
According to several reports, [chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff] Milley made two calls to Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, in order to make it clear that the U.S. had no intention of attacking China. The calls were revealed in a new book by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, "Peril."
Milley said he made the calls to assure Chinese officials that there would not be attacks by the U.S. military after intelligence officials flagged concerns that the Chinese believed such a strike was possible.
The second call, on Jan. 8 , came two days after a mob attacked the U.S. Capitol in an effort to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential win.
Milley said the October call was made at the direction of Esper [Secretary of Defense], and the second was done at the request of the Chinese and coordinated with Miller’s office [acting Secretary of Defense].
Additionally, he told senators he knew Trump wasn't planning to attack China.
Probably something that was good for our foreign adversaries to know — during this unprecedented time of instability and chaos, in the US system of government, that: “Trump wasn't planning to attack China.”
General Milley did the rational sane thing — to prevent WW III — at the direction and coordination with other officials. A LOT of people were worried just what Trump would do, now that his insurrection had failed. “This guy” deserves a medal — not an execution.
Milley kept the nation — and the world — safe and out of harm’s way. Mad-man Trump, not so much. And now that mad and indicted law-breaker is threatening his revenge — against someone who no doubt can dish even more Trump dirt.
Milley was the “guy in the room” — constantly talking Trump down, off the ledge of irrationality, afterall.
Meanwhile, Judges are finally starting to take these unhinged witness intimidation threats seriously:
Judge overseeing case to remove Trump from 2024 ballot issues protective order amid fear of threats, intimidation
PBS.org — Set 22, 2023
The Colorado judge overseeing the first significant lawsuit to bar former President Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential ballot on Friday issued a protective order prohibiting threats and intimidation in the case, saying the safety of those involved — including herself and her staff — was necessary as the groundbreaking litigation moves forward.
The order prohibits parties in the case from making threatening or intimidating statements. Scott Gessler, a former Colorado secretary of state representing Trump in the case, opposed it. He said a protective order was unnecessary because threats and intimidation already are prohibited by law.
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed around the country seeking to disqualify Trump from the 2024 ballot based on the 14th Amendment clause barring anyone who swore an oath to the Constitution and then “engaged in insurrection” against it from running for office. Their arguments revolve around Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol to halt the congressional certification of the 2020 presidential election.
The case in Colorado is the first filed by a group with significant legal resources. The issue is expected to reach the U.S. Supreme Court, which has never ruled on the insurrection provision in section three of the 14th Amendment.
Since General Mark Milley was coerced into Trump’s DC raid on peaceful protestors — it is possible, even likely, he would know about the planning and logistic details that went into January 6th attack on the Capitol.
Considering that Trump wanted to “march on the Capitol too” — there were probably a lot of officials on high-alert that day, not just the Secret Service. I doubt General Milley would have been “out golfing” on January 6th (like Jared Kushner).
This mostly highly-placed Military Leader surely has some key insights into ‘this home-grown attack on America’ — instigated by the former coup-guy, with his fat-stubby-fingers still on the Nuclear Button.
Testimony, most in America would be very interested in hearing. Thus Defendant One’s ongoing threats to prevent it. To prevent America from ever hearing the unvarnished truth concerning his own treason against the “peaceful transfer of power” ...
… something that used to be synonymous with the United States of America.