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 …