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Speaker Pelosi called military chief about ‘unhinged’ Trump’s access to nuclear launch codes

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House members Friday that she called Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley to ask what was being done to prevent President Donald Trump from accessing nuclear launch codes, calling the president “unhinged.”



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The California Democrat’s move comes after calling for the vice president and Cabinet to remove Trump from office in the wake of his inciting his supporters to storm the Capitol on Wednesday in a deadly assault.

“This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss

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Pelosi Asks Nation’s Top Military Officer About Preventing ‘Unhinged’ Trump From Using the Nuclear Codes

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reached out to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about preventing President Trump from accessing the nuclear launch codes, a sign of lawmakers’ growing alarm over what the president could do in the final days of his tenure.

The speaker, in a letter to House Democrats on Friday, said she spoke to the nation’s top military officer, Mark Milley, about the “unstable” and “unhinged” president and his access to America’s nuclear weapons.

“This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for

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Nancy Pelosi Asks Highest-Ranking Military Officer How To Block Trump’s Nuclear Codes Access

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday she spoke to the country’s highest-ranking military officer about what can be done to prevent President Donald Trump from having access to nuclear codes.



a person wearing a suit and tie: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls for the removal of President Donald Trump from office either by invocation of the 25th Amendment by Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the Cabinet members or Impeachment at the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Following a rally on Wednesday with Trump on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building causing the Joint Session of Congress to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Bidens victory over President Trump.


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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls for the removal of President Donald Trump from office either by invocation of the 25th Amendment by Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the Cabinet members or Impeachment at the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Following a rally on Wednesday with Trump on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob stormed and broke into

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Pelosi asks military leaders to prevent Trump from starting a nuclear war in his final days

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Amid unprecedented turmoil among the nation’s political leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday asked the Joint Chiefs chairman to keep an “unstable” President Donald Trump from launching America into surprise military hostilities in his final days in office.

“The situation of this unhinged president could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to House Democrats.

She specifically referenced America’s nuclear arsenal, and added that “if the president does not leave office imminently and willingly,

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Pelosi talked to military chief about “unhinged” Trump’s nuclear access

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she spoke with the nation’s top military officers about preventing President Trump from launching a military attack or nuclear strike in his final days in office. The conversation came as Pelosi leads an effort to remove Mr. Trump from office less than two weeks before the end of his term.



a person wearing a purple suit: Speaker Nancy Pelosi And House Democrats Consider Impeachment Of President Trump


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Speaker Nancy Pelosi And House Democrats Consider Impeachment Of President Trump

“This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating

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The Military Can’t Legally Curb a President’s Access to Nuclear Codes, Experts Say

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Mark Milley Friday morning to discuss what she described as necessary precautions to prevent an “unhinged” president from accessing nuclear codes.

But experts and officials said there’s no place in the system for the military — or Congress — to intervene in a sitting president’s access to the nuclear arsenal.

“The situation of this unhinged president could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy,” Pelosi, a California Democrat, said Friday

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The nuclear fears Pelosi has about Trump cost an Air Force major his job during Nixon’s Watergate depression

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“I assumed there had to be some sort of checks and balances so that one man couldn’t just on a whim order the launch of nuclear weapons,” Hering, then 81, told Radiolab in a remarkable interview in 2017.

It was a question that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wondered about in the wake of President Trump inciting a mob that attacked the Capitol this week. Pelosi said Friday that she consulted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, about keeping an “unstable president” from accessing nuclear codes. She repeated those fears Sunday night on “60 Minutes.”

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