Gen. Milley Reportedly Took Steps To Limit Trump’s Nuclear Strike Powers After Jan. 6

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Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, placed roadblocks in front of former President Donald Trump’s ability to launch a nuclear strike as top officials voiced concerns about his mental health after the January 6 attack on the Capitol, according to a book excerpt from reporter Bob Woodward.

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“Milley expressed concerns about Trump’s “trigger point” and told senior military officials they needed his authorization to launch a nuclear strike even if Trump ordered it, according to passages of “Peril,” a book from Woodward and fellow Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, which were reported by CNN.

Milley had received a call from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – who contemporaneously made public her demands that Milley “[prevent] an unhinged president from using the nuclear codes” – reportedly telling her “I agree with you on everything,” after she said Trump has “been crazy

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