Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021

Biden Stands by Milley After Reports of Secret Phone Calls With Chinese General

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President Joe Biden is standing by Gen. Mark Milley, the top military officer in the United States, following reports that Milley secretly called a Chinese general during former President Donald Trump’s administration and promised to tip off the communist country regarding any potential U.S. attack. Several anonymously sourced reports alleged Milley called Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army once in 2020 and another time in January to assure him that the United States wouldn’t attack the Chinese Communist Party and if they were poised to attack, he would alert his counterpart. While Republicans described the actions of Milley as treasonous if they indeed took place, Biden is backing the Trump appointee. “I have great confidence in General Milley,” Biden told reporters in Washington on Sept. 15. His brief comment, which didn’t touch on the veracity of the allegations, came after White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters separately that the president …

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