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We must find out if Gen. Milley went rogue

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Assertions about actions taken by Gen. Mark Milley in the final days of the Trump presidency are serious enough to merit vigorous inquiry, and possibly an investigation, by both Congress and the Justice Department.

First, however, we need to hear from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Sept. 28. Former President Donald Trump appointed Milley to the role, which he still holds.

In the new book "Peril," Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa claim Milley engaged in secret conversations with his military counterpart in China regarding fears Trump would mount a military strike, perhaps even a nuclear launch, against the Chinese before he left office. Milley hasn't denied this.

The authors say Milley had concerns about Trump's mental stability, and worried the then-president's harsh rhetoric would be misinterpreted.

Milley, according to the book, was........

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