Fueled by anger, Donald Trump reportedly tore up a note discussing top Army leaders’ refusal to involve the military in the election, a revelation disclosed in Jonathan Karl’s upcoming book, “Tired of Winning” as reported by Raw Story on Monday, November 13, 2023.
The torn note, outlining Trump’s intent to dismiss army leaders if they made another public statement, was reconstructed by the National Archives. MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace linked the note’s significance to Jack Smith’s indictment related to the 2020 election and the January 6 riot.
NYU law school professor Andrew Weissmann, a former FBI general counsel, confirmed that the torn note captured Trump’s intent, emphasizing that the military, despite its hierarchy, is committed to not violating the Constitution. He asserted that invalid orders cannot be followed.
Weissmann, drawing on his experience in the FBI and the Justice Department, expressed confidence in the military’s commitment to the rule of law, dispelling fears of their involvement in a coup, even if ordered by the commander-in-chief.
Karl’s book sheds light on Defense Department resistance, particularly Gen. Mark Milley, against Trump’s attempts to involve the military in election matters. Weissmann found the presence of Kash Patel, lacking military expertise, intriguing, suggesting an untold story about the dynamics at play.
The narrative extends beyond Trump, delving into a far-right-wing plot within the Republican Party known as Project 2025, promoted by the Heritage Foundation. This initiative hints at a strategic overhaul of the government, raising concerns about the potential dismantling of existing structures.
Weissmann, drawing on insights from Justice Department contacts, characterized Trump’s tenure as “malevolence matched by incompetence,” speculating that Trump might seek to reshape the U.S. government in his image during a potential future tenure.
Karl’s “Tired of Winning” portrays Trump’s clash with constitutional norms, prompting reflection on the fragility of democratic institutions. The unfolding drama, coupled with insights into Project 2025, underscores the importance of vigilance in safeguarding democratic principles.
As the nation grapples with these revelations, it serves as a stark reminder that the echoes of past events can reverberate into the future, shaping the trajectory of governance and the nation’s commitment to upholding democratic values.