Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley on Tuesday testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal.
Milley admitted he leaked information about Trump to several journalists under questioning from Senator Marsha Blackburn.
Senator Blackburn on Tuesday asked Milley if he spoke to Bob Woodword, the author of the new book “Peril” that revealed Milley told China in a secret phone call that he would give advance warning if the US was ever going to attack.
“In a pair of secret phone calls, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the PLA, that the U.S. would not strike, according to the new book written by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political editor Robert Costa.
“Did you talk to Bob Woodward or Robert Costa for their book, “Peril”? Blackburn asked Milley.
“Woodward yes, Costa, no” Milley replied.
Milley admitted he leaked information to several journalists.
When asked if he was accurately represented in the books, Milley said he hasn’t read any of the books.
“Let’s have you read the books and then let us know if you are accurately presented and portrayed,” Blackburn said.
“Absolutely. Happy to do that,” Milley replied.
Milley also defended his call to the CCP promising to warn them of a possible attack.
Why is this guy not in prison?
General Mark Milley spent hours with journalists spinning his egotistical self-promotion instead of doing his job. pic.twitter.com/JRAOi4TPLe
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 28, 2021