Top Military Officers Backstab Trump

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Over a dozen retired four-star admirals, generals, and other military leaders pushed back against the immunity claims of former President Donald Trump by filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court. 

The group has argued that the claims of the former President could threaten the role of the U.S. military in society, national security, and constitutional order. They added that it would also negatively affect military service members.

Trump’s legal team has claimed that Trump should not face any charges in connection to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack and that all the charges needed to be dismissed as at the time he had been acting as president. However, prosecutors have opposed this idea, arguing that this was a “novel and sweeping” claim.

The brief has been signed by a number of people, including retired Adm. Thad Allen and former CIA Director Michael Hayden. 

The group has also argued that giving immunity to the former president against the criminal claims would potentially open the door for an intervention.

The brief specifically notes that the notion of immunity in this sense would not only be national security but also international leadership. He added that at times when authoritarian regimes around the world have been gaining power such a threat was extremely dangerous. 

The group also pointed out that such a change would fundamentally destroy the relationship between the military and the commander-in-chief. 

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