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Biden Says He Has ‘Great Confidence’ in Gen. Milley Following Bombshell Allegations


President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he has “great confidence” in Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley following revelations that he took steps to avert a surprise military strike during the final days of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Shortly before Biden issued his glowing endorsement of the country’s top general at a vaccine event, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday declared that President Joe Biden has “complete confidence” in Milley.

Psaki’s remarks came shortly after a spokesperson from Milley’s office released a statement defending the general’s conversations with his Chinese military counterpart, saying that the nation’s top military officer had acted constitutionally and within his appointed role.

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