In his last days in the White House, Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made every possible attempt to undermine former President Donald Trump, even speaking with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley about usurping the president’s role as commander in chief.
Though news of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots dominated the headlines earlier this year, according to Fox News, Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, took notice of Pelosi’s unprecedented attempt to remove Trump’s military powers and is now suing for access to logs of that call between the two leaders.
In the call between Pelosi and Milley, the House Speaker told Milley that she was concerned that Trump would become “unhinged” and called into question whether it was safe for America for the former president to have his finger on the nuclear launch codes.
Pelosi summarized the phone call in a letter to her colleagues in the lower chamber, describing why she made the call while reiterating that she believed, at the time, that Trump was essentially a ticking time bomb.
“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 military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike,” Pelosi wrote at the time.
As a writer for Lifezette suggested, Pelosi’s attempt to undermine Trump’s military authority for virtually no reason could be an actual “insurrection.”
Tom Fitton, the head of Judicial Watch, charges that Pelosi’s call with Milley “sets a dangerous precedent that could undermine the president’s role as commander in chief and the separation of powers.”
The Freedom of Information Act-related lawsuit filed by the watchdog group aims to gather the records of all communications between Milley and Pelosi from as far back as Nov. 1, with a primary objective to “uncover the truth” about their call.
Only time will tell if Judicial Watch is able to successfully win the right to review those records, but perhaps an even greater concern is what might be uncovered if they do.