(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Monday, former Defense Secretary Mark Esper argued that the concerns about former President Donald Trump looking to retaliate against officials, including Mark Melley, the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, are “legitimate.”
While talking to CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins, Esper pointed out that this was a “legitimate fear.” He proceeded to state that in his memoir he had discussed occasions when Trump decided to call Den. McChrystal and Adm. McRaven back to active duty just so he could court-martial them for something they had allegedly done in the public domain. He added that along with Milley they frequently had to stop Trump from taking such decisions.
He later added that Trump has stated that if he wins a second term in the White House it would be all about retribution, which is why these were legitimate concerns for people to have.
Last week, Trump accused Milley of having committed a “treasonous act” and that he had been dealing with China and giving them updates on the President’s thoughts. The former president appears to be referencing Milley’s call to the country in which he provided reassurance during the end of Trump’s time in the White House. Trump on his social media platform, Truth Social advocated that the punishment for this act should be “death.”
Milley has also been central to some of Trump’s indictments, as there is audio of Trump attempting to fight back against the reports that Milley had convinced him to not attack Iran during his last few days in the White House. Trump has previously stated that he had in his hands a document that included an attack plan against Iran and that this document had been classified.
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