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House Jan. 6 Panel Seeking Pentagon Records on Milley Actions

  • Coincides with book depiction of post-election fear of Trump
  • Panel leaders say they expect Defense Department to cooperate
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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The select House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has asked the Pentagon for documents on the actions of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley and other Defense Department officials in the aftermath of the deadly attack by a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters.

Milley has made headlines in recent days following revelations in a new book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa that the Army general took steps to constrain Trump’s ability as commander in chief from launching nuclear weapons and to assure his counterpart in China about U.S. stability and intentions.