Tucker Carlson has slammed Mark Milley as 'treasonous' after a new book claimed the Joints Chief of Staff told officials that Trump was a 'serious threat to national security' and 'may need to be handled with physical force'.
According to the book, Peril, Milley told officials at the National Military Command Center that they 'reported to him, not the elected president of the United States,' and that they were to 'follow no order without consulting him first.'
He also made secret calls with China behind Trump's back, in an attempt to prevent a war breaking out, and attempted to limit Trump's ability to launch nukes, the book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa claims.
'How do you describe this? "Deep state" isn’t strong enough,' Carlson said on his show on Tuesday. 'It’s treason. It’s a crime.'
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On September 14, the Tucker Carlson Tonight host detailed meetings in which Milley allegedly told senior military officials that Trump was a 'serious threat to national security,' and may need to be handled with 'physical force'
In a later January meeting, Carlson claimed, Joints Chief of Staff Mark Milley (pictured) allegedly told officials at the National Military Command Center that they 'reported to him, not the elected president of the United States,' telling them to 'follow no order without consulting him first'
'To those who say they’re worried about authoritarianism coming in America, well, it’s here,' Carlson said. 'That’s what this is. Authoritarian government. Government by unelected, unaccountable leaders willing to use violence to preserve their rule.'
Carlson told his viewers that Milley told officials at the first meeting that Trump's behavior put the 'the stability of the Republic' in danger.
Milley reportedly had similar conversations with CIA Director Gina Haspel, NSA Head Paul Nakasone, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Haspel allegedly warned Milley that America was 'on [its] way to a right-wing coup.'
'Donald Trump had dared to question the election results,' said Carlson, pointedly. 'For this, Milley explained, the United States military might be required to use physical force against the president.'
Reportedly, Milley had told the assemblage that '[they] were the guys with the guns.'
Milley reportedly called Chinese General Li Zuocheng, with whom he had associated for five years, without notifying the president, to