(FiveNation.com)- The explosive Senate hearing featuring Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and CENTCOM Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie provided quite a bit of fodder for Fox News this week. And for good reason.
During Fox & Friends on Wednesday, Brian Kilmeade went off on Milley acknowledging during his testimony that he spoke with several of the authors writing hit-books about Donald Trump. Milley admitted to sitting down with not only Bob Woodward and Robert Costa for their book “Peril,” which features the discovery that Milley contacted his Chinese counterpart and promised to warn him if the US was planning a military strike, he also spoke with Carol Leonnig, Michael Bender and Phil Rucker, the author of the anti-Trump book “I Alone Can Fix It.”
Kilmeade expressed disgust that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who should have far more important things to do, made the time to share his opinions and dirt on Donald Trump.
Kilmeade said that if someone like Bob Woodward or Phil Rucker call, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs should just say “I’m busy.” But instead, Milley felt it necessary to gossip about how crazy he thought Donald Trump was.
“That to me,” Kilmeade added, “he should have resigned the minute that became clear.”
To be fair, Milley isn’t the only one who should have told those authors to take a hike. Donald Trump should have as well. But he didn’t.
Breitbart News reported in June that former President Trump granted interviews to several reporters writing anti-Trump books including Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, Carol Leonnig of the Washington Post, Ryan Lizza of Politico, Michael Wolff, the author of the previous anti-Trump book “Fire and Fury,” Michael Bender of the Wall Street Journal, ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl – among others.
The only authors Trump refused to meet with were Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
In total, Trump has granted twenty-two interviews for seventeen separate books. According to Axios, some of those interviews last up to 90 minutes and can often include dinner with the President at Mar-a-Lago.
It makes sense for General Milley, a highly politicized Trump-hater, to agree to spill dirt on the President. But why on earth would President Trump help these authors write books that would attack him?