Fox News contributor General Keith Kellogg said " The Brian Kilmeade Show "Wednesday Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley must resign or be dismissed of office if he undermined the Trump administration by having secret phone calls with Chinese officials.
In the final months of former President Donald Trump's tenure, Milley made two phone calls to Chinese officials out of fear Trump would create a conflict with the communist nation, a new one claimed. book written par Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward and National Political Journalist Robert Costa.
"If what's in Woodward's book is true, then Mark Milley must resign or be removed from office immediately, "said Kellogg, who served as National Security Advisor to Vice President Mike Pence.
MILEY SECRETLY CALLED THE CHINESE OFFICIALS IN FEAR TRUMP " WOULD ATTACK "IN FINAL DAYS, BOOK CLAIMS
In the book, it is alleged that Milley made two secret phone calls, both to her Chinese counterpart , General Li Zuocheng of the People's Liberation Army. The book claims the phone calls took place before the 2020 presidential election, October 30, 2020, and two days after the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, January 8, 2021.
According to the book, Milley contacted Li after reviewing information suggesting that Chinese authorities believed the United States was preparing an attack on China as part of military exercises in the China Sea southern.
"General Li, I want to assure you that the US government is stable and everything will be fine," Milley told him on the first call, according to the book. "We are not going to attack you or conduct any kinetic operations against you.
The book, taken from the Washington Post, also stated that Milley had told Li he was would warn in advance if America decides to attack. "
" Gen. Li, you and I have known each other for five years now. If we are going to attack, I will call ahead, "Milley added, as reported in the book" Peril ", due out next week. "It won't be a surprise.
The authors of the book also claim that Milley contacted Li a second time to reassure him that the US would not make any kind of advance or attack China in any form, as Milley promised: "We are 100% stable. Everything is fine. well. But democracy can sometimes be sloppy. "
Kellogg has since said Milley's role as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs is only to be the chief military adviser to the President of the United States and the National Security Council, "he had no force under his control. " He said Milley was "clearly on a political path where he shouldn't have been.
"I've never seen a president like this before.… None of them operate in this political path like him. And it's really a little disturbing to me that 'he does. "
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Kellogg said Milley "lost all of his capital " after the report of his secret calls with Chinese officials.
"He's already alienated 50% of the nation, those who have been on Trump's side," Kellogg said.
"I think he lost all his credibility. "
Fox News ' Kyle Morris contributed to this report.