White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley on Wednesday, using a partisan narrative about the events of the past year to create a context in which his actions seemed more palatable, according to Breitbart News.
Psaki was asked about allegations in a new book suggesting that Milley, fearing Trump would initiate war, had called his Chinese counterpart in October 2020 and January 2021 to reassure him that the U.S. would not attack without warning.
Psaki replied by ignoring the first call in October, and focusing on the second call in January, claiming Milley was acting in the wake of then-President Trump falsely having fomented an “insurrection.”
Psaki did not answer why it was appropriate for Milley to go outside the chain of command, except to say that Biden had worked well thus far with Milley and still had confidence in him.
That’s because Biden, Psaki, and the Democrat Party in general are fine with treason if it’s against a Republican President.