Fox News’s Sean Hannity is calling on Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to resign over the phone calls he made to China.
Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and journalist Robert Costa reported on the phone conversations in their book titled “Peril.” He made calls to his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, to assure him the United States would not strike in former President Donald Trump’s final months in office.
Milley was grilled on those conversations during a Senate hearing on Tuesday, in which he defended those calls.
Hannity explained, “One thing that Milley did fully admit to, he gossips like a mean girl in high school, to use a phrase, to every single reporter in town, even though he says I don’t disclose the conversations I have with the president.”
When asked during the hearing if he spoke with Woodward or Costa about their book, Milley replied, “Woodward, yes, Costa, no.”
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Calling his actions “pathetic,” Hannity continued, “Remember General Milley is the Joint Chiefs of Staff, our highest ranking military official. Why would he be leaking to any reporters and gossiping to reporters about his boss? How exactly is our country safer or more secure with General Milley leaking and gossiping all over town to every reporter that has a book deal?”
He added, “After today it is clear, General Milley needs to resign or be fired. He absolutely needs to be investigated for the leaks, for the calls with China, whether or not he was trying to usurp the power of the President of the United States, whether or not he was coordinating with our sworn enemy, what he had in terms of conversations with Speaker Pelosi, and about this botched withdrawal for Afghanistan that he is in part responsible for.”
“I think that at the center of all of this, we should say, the reporting we did shows that everything Milley did was to protect the country,” Woordward said.
He continued, “The idea that he committed treason is just totally unsupported… I mean, there is just nothing in our reporting.”
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