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    Milley Advised Against Court-Martialing Flynn and Retired Generals Critical of Trump, Jan. 6 Testimony Reveals

    Milley Advised Against Court-Martialing Flynn and Retired Generals Critical of Trump, Jan. 6 Testimony Reveals

    The 's top general recommended against recalling retired generals to active duty in order to court-martial them in testimony to the House committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

    In a closed-door session in November 2021, Chairman of the Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley was asked by then-Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., about stripping retirement benefits from retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, who advocated for the military to help “rerun” the 2020 election after former President Donald Trump lost reelection, according to a transcript of the testimony released by the committee this week.

    In response, Milley said the Trump administration had wanted to recall and court-martial retired generals who were critical of Trump and that he recommended against that at the time and would make the same recommendation about Flynn.

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    “Mike Flynn is saying things and doing things that I absolutely fundamentally disagree with on so many levels. Bringing him back on active duty to court-martial him and subject him to crimes based on the Uniform Code of Military Justice is a giant step. I'm not saying it can't be done or shouldn't be done. I'm just saying that that would be a presidential decision,” Milley said.

    “Currently, and my advice to you as a member of Congress, or if the president were to ask me, I would say: Not…

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