Mil­ley Says He Nev­er Received ‘Ille­gal’ Order From Trump After 2020 Elec­tion

Gen. Mark Mil­ley, the chair­man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he did not receive any “ille­gal” orders after the 2020 elec­tion.
Martha Rad­datz, anchor of ABC’s “This Week,” not­ed that reports “abound­ed” say­ing that Mil­ley wor­ried for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump might try to use the mil­i­tary to stay in pow­er.
“Were you con­cerned at any time that you might receive an ille­gal order after Elec­tion Day?” she asked the gen­er­al in an inter­view that aired on Sun­day.
“I nev­er did receive an ille­gal order,” Mil­ley respond­ed. Pressed again if he was at least con­cerned about it, the top mil­i­tary offi­cial added, “No, you know, I argued the case at var­i­ous times for alter­na­tive cours­es of action. Nev­er received an ille­gal order.”
Reports about Mil­ley and oth­er mil­i­tary offi­cials fear­ing that Trump might attempt a coup date back more than two years.

At the time, Trump fired back with a state­ment that said, “If I was going to do a coup, one of the last peo­ple I would want to do it with is Gen­er­al Mark Mil­ley.” He also said, “I’m …