Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has been on the middle of a political firestorm relating to his actions contained in the closing weeks of the Trump presidency, which has gotten zero consideration on three of the 5 necessary Sunday morning data features. 

According to the Bob Woodward-Robert Costa guide “Peril,” Milley referred to as his Chinese counterpart two days after the Jan. 6 riot, saying he’d warn China if then-President Trump launched an assault. Neither Milley nor the Pentagon have denied the reporting. 


Milley’s communication with China is fuelling calls for his resignation and even allegations of treason by wonderful critics. However, there was no stage out of this rising controversy on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” NBC’s “Meet the Press” nor CNN’s “State of the Union.” Both ABC’s “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday” addressed the topic. 

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In the mannequin new guide “Peril,” it’s alleged that Milley made two secret phone calls, each to his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army. The guide alleges that the phone calls occurred earlier to the 2020 presidential election on Oct. 30, 2020, and two days after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, on Jan. 8, 2021.

According to the guide, Milley contacted Li after he had reviewed intelligence that instructed Chinese officers believed the United States was planning an assault on China amid navy train routines contained in the South China Sea.

“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be OK,” Milley instructed him in the midst of the first determine, the guide acknowledged. “We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.”

The guide, excerpted contained in the Washington Post, furthermore acknowledged that Milley instructed Li that he would warn him upfront should America resolve to “attack.”

“Gen. Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time,” Milley added, as reported by the guide, “Peril,” which is about to be launched subsequent week. “It’s not going to be a surprise.”

D-Calif., on Jan. 8, the same day he referred to as Li the second time. According to Pelosi, she spoke with Milley that day about “available precautions” to forestall Trump from collaborating in navy motion.

Fox News’ Kyle Morris contributed to this report.