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Glenn Kirschner: General Mark Milley Was Prepared to Stop Trump’s Attempted Coup/Unlawful Efforts to Retain Power


July 16 2021

In the new book by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, “I Alone Can Fix It”, the authors reveal that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley put plans in place to defeat any attempt by Donald Trump to unlawfully retain power after losing the presidential election.

All military members are taught that lawful orders must be obeyed and unlawful orders must be disobeyed. Gen. Milley was honoring his oath of office and allegiance to the Constitution by preparing to defeat any attempt at an illegal coup.

Here is a discussion of the importance of our government officials being guided by their responsibility to the Constitution, particularly as Trump and many Republicans continue to push The Big Lie on the American people.

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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