D.O.D. officials say Pelosi asked them to arrange 'a military coup' against Trump–The New York Times
Updated: Jan 11
Department of Defence officials say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested what would "would amount to a military coup."
These claims don't come from conservative news sources.
They come from the Department of Defence as reported by The New York Times (NYT).
NYT reports that Speaker Pelosi's request to the Pentagon on "safeguards to prevent Trump from ordering military action" is being categorized by experts as "unconstitutional" as it would "defy legal orders from the commander in chief."
On Friday, Pelosi asked the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about "available precautions" regarding President Trump and his access to military control and nuclear weapons launches.
"In a phone call to the chairman, Gen. Mark A. Milley, Ms. Pelosi appeared to be seeking to have the Pentagon leadership essentially remove Mr. Trump from his authorities as the commander in chief," reports NYT. "That could be accomplished by ignoring the president’s orders or slowing them by questioning whether they were issued legally."
The article continued, "But General Milley appears to have made no commitments. Short of the cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment or removing Mr. Trump through impeachment in the House and conviction in the Senate, it is unconstitutional to defy legal orders from the commander in chief."
Col. Dave Butler, a spokesman for Gen. Milley, confirmed Pelosi had spoken to Milley. "He answered her questions regarding the process of nuclear command authority," Butler said.
NYT said that Defense Department officials "clearly resented being asked to act outside of the legal authority of the 25th Amendment and saw it as more evidence of a broken political system."
"They said that some political leaders were trying to get the Pentagon to do the work of Congress and cabinet secretaries, who have legal options to remove a president," says NYT.
The DOD officials insisted that President Trump "is still commander in chief" and that "they cannot remove the president from the chain of command."
"That would amount to a military coup," the officials said.
Neither the NYT, Speaker Pelosi, nor her constituents cite specific reasons to fret about President Trump's access to the military, other than name-calling. For example, Pelosi asked Gen Milley about "available precautions" because she felt Trump was "unstable" and "unhinged."
Perhaps it is because there is in fact no reason to fret that Speaker Pelosi must go behind the President's back in a seditious attempt to incite a coup with his own military.
Sources are claiming that Pelosi's actions are an "abuse of her own power to undermine her political opponent and a violation of the separation of powers."
Former CIA ops officer, Bryan Dean Wright, tweeted "Pelosi is suggesting a military coup, the very definition of sedition."
"This is deadly serious," he continued, adding "She should be removed from the House, and every conservative should be screaming for it."