“Top generals mobilized on fears Trump wanted military post-election coup, book details”

NBC News on the revelations in Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker’s forthcoming book I Alone Can Fix It:

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, worried that then-President Donald Trump would try to use the military to attempt a coup after the 2020 election and vowed to prevent it….

Milley and the heads of each branch of the military began “informally planning how they could block a presidential order to use the military in a way they considered illegal, or dangerous and ill-advised,” the book said.

Greg Sargent opines, “this should prompt much more resolve about undertaking reforms that could help prevent a future election from being stolen — structural reforms that are eminently achievable and that we can undertake if we summon the will.”

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