Gen. James Mattis Discussed Overthrow of Trump Administration

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According to an excerpt from author Bob Woodward’s upcoming book, then-Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis discussed the prospect of overthrowing the Trump administration with Director of National Intelligence at the time, Dan Coats.

From Woodward:

“Mattis quietly went to Washington National Cathedral to pray about his concern for the nation’s fate under Trump’s command and, according to Woodward, told Coats, ‘There may come a time when we have to take collective action’ since Trump is ‘dangerous. He’s unfit.'”

This attitude toward Trump has expressed itself in various incidents as others have pointed out.

Senior leadership at the Pentagon did nothing to remove Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council after helping the Ukraine Whistleblower.


“For emphasis let me repeat a current fact that is being entirely overlooked.  Despite his admitted usurpation of President Trump policy, Vindman was sent back to his post in the NSC with the full support of the United States Department of Defense.”

“The onus of action to remove Vindman from the NSC does not just lay simply at the feet of the White House and National Security advisor Robert O’Brien; and upon whose action the removal of Vindman could be positioned as political; the necessary, albeit difficult or perhaps challenging, obligation to remove Lt. Col Vindman also resides purposefully with the Dept. of Defense.”

“The Pentagon could easily withdraw Vindman from his position at the National Security Council; yet, it does not…. and it has not.   WHY?”

“Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was the majority (#1) source for the material CIA operative Eric Ciaramella used in a collaborative effort to remove President Trump from office.”

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