It has come to light that Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic magazine, is agonizing over the idea that there may be accountability ahead if former President Donald Trump is elected for a second term as president.
It seems that if you can take the journalist at his word Goldberg is not alone here. General Mark Milley, the outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is also worried that Trump may throw him in the brig.
Goldberg did an in-depth profile of Milley that was published on Thursday and the title alone betrays his bias, “The Patriot. How General Mark Milley protected the Constitution from Donald Trump.”
“Milley has told friends that he expects that if Trump returns to the White House, the newly elected president will come after him. ‘He’ll start throwing people in jail, and I’d be on the top of the list,’ he has said. But he’s also told friends that he does not believe the country will reelect Trump,” Goldberg wrote.
Milley undermined the commander in chief in the latter days of the Trump administration, calling his Chinese counterpart to secretly reassure Beijing that he would warn them ahead of time should the U.S. decide to suddenly attack — Trump never had any such intentions.
“If Trump is reelected president, there will be no Espers or Milleys in his administration. Nor will there be any officials of the stature and independence of John Kelly, H. R. McMaster, or James Mattis,” Goldberg wrote, setting up the quote from Milley.
“Trump and his allies have already threatened officials they see as disloyal with imprisonment, and there is little reason to imagine that he would not attempt to carry out his threats,” he added.