After Bob Woodward’s new book revealed Gen. Mark Milley had cellphone calls with Chinese officers, Fox News contributor Karl Rove advised “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday that he has realized to be skeptical of such claims, however talked about there’s a “real problem” if the final went outdoors the chain of command.

TRUMP ACTING DEFENSE SECRETARY MILLER SAYS HE ‘DID NOT’ AUTHORIZE MILLEY CHINA CALLS, SAYS HE SHOULD RESIGN

KARL ROVE: If true, it’d very successfully be fallacious. I method once more realized to mistrust … I respect Bob Woodward and Bob Costa, however, I noticed method once more to not take into consideration every issue Bob writes in his book is true. He had three or 4 concerning the Bush years. I knew factors which had been in there which had been expressed as data which had been totally not true. 

But there are some troubling questions correct proper right here. And when the chairman of the Joint Chiefs seems earlier than Congress on September 28, he should reply them. He talked to the Chinese in October and January, and Ambassador Haley is true. That’s routine. But furthermore routine is the chain of command. Did he talk alongside alongside together with his bosses, Mark Esper in October, performing Secretary of Defense Chris Miller in January and say, I want to speak to the Chinese and correct proper right here’s what I’ve to say. And regardless of he talked about, was it precisely mirrored in what Bob Woodward and Bob Costa have of their book? And he’s going to wish to reply these questions. If he talked to the Chinese with out going by method of the chain of command, that’s to say having the authorization of the secretary of security not solely to speak to them however to specific the message that he supposedly expressed, then we have now received an exact drawback.

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