Trump believed the military 'swore an oath to him' and could be ordered to do any illegal act he wanted: Navy vet

  On Friday, writing forThe Bulwark, Navy veteran and Brennan Center for Justice fellow Theodore Johnson argued that former President Donald Trump believed that just because he was the commander-in-chief, the military "swore an oath to him personally," and could be ordered to do whatever he wanted, regardless of whether it was legal or constitutional. This was thrown into sharp relief, Johnson wrote, by two major recent news stories: the release of Gen. Mark Milley'sdraft resignation letter that he never sent to the former president accusing him of politicizing the military, and Trump's hoarding of highly classified information, potentially includingnuclear weapons secrets , that led the FBI to execute a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. "These historic occurrences speak to just how deeply Trump believed the military not to be an instrument of national power but an apparatus for personal use," wrote Johnson. "Milley composed his resign ..

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