- Mike Pompeo feared Trump would try to wage war to stay in power after losing in 2020, a new book reveals.
- In public, however, Pompeo made overtures to support Trump’s false allegations of election fraud.
- Another forthcoming book also reports that America’s top general has warned of conflict with Iran.
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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has raised concerns with at least one person that former President Donald Trump will enter a foreign conflict in an attempt to stay in power after losing the 2020 election, according to the new book from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender “Frankly, we won this election.”
Both “Frankly, we won this election” and other forthcoming books on the Trump presidency have detailed similar fears of war and foreign unrest among the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the intelligence community.
Trump sacked Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the election, alienating fellow adviser David Urban, who told the former president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner it was “a blow – – “which made Trump” look out of control. “, according to Bender’s book.
He also wrote that Pompeo and General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were concerned that the new officials brought to the Defense Department and the White House were conspiracy theorists and may even have “connections. with neo-Nazi groups “.
Pompeo told at least one other State Department official that “the madmen have taken over” the White House, Bender reported, and pushed to speak daily with Milley and the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, on “overseas hot spots” to try to prevent the US from escalating conflict in the wake of the November election that Trump lost but continued to challenge.
However, Pompeo took on a different tone in public.
On November 10, three days after all major news outlets and TV stations called the 2020 elections for President Joe Biden, Pompeo said at a press conference at the State Department that “we’re going to count all the votes” and promised “a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.”
An excerpt from an upcoming book by Susan Glaser of the New Yorker and Peter Baker of the New York Times reported that Trump’s advisers have launched more military actions in Iran after the election, with Milley repeatedly warning, “If you do this you’re going to have a fucking war.”
Milley and other U.S. generals also feared Trump would push his desire to overthrow the 2020 election to the point of leading a coup, an excerpt from the book says “I am the only one who can remedy it: the last catastrophic year of Donald J. Trump” by Washington Post reporters Phillip Rucker and Carol Leonnig who published by CNN. Some senior officials even prepared to resign en masse if necessary, the authors wrote.
Asset, released a lengthy statement last week, saying he “doesn’t like punches” and clarifying that even if he was, he wouldn’t take such a step with Milley, whom he described as having “no courage or skill”.
Another recently released excerpt from “I Alone Can Fix It” revealed Milley compared Trump to German dictator Adolf Hitler, describing Trump’s refusal to accept the 2020 election result and his blatant efforts to subvert it as “the Führer’s gospel.”