Admiral Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday that a reported episode contained in new books about former President Trump and his final months in the White House that described efforts for him to remain in power is “incredibly disturbing” and demonstrates the “chaotic environment” of the Trump administration.

Several of the recent books published about Mr. Trump, as well as an article in the New Yorker, detailed the concerns from General Mark Milley, the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that the former president would use the military to stage a coup to deny President Biden the presidency or launch a strike on Iranian interests as a way to remain in power.

In an interview with “Face the Nation,” Mullen said he understands the reporting about the final weeks of the Trump administration to be “pretty accurate,” and described the time after the presidential election as “chaotic”The two threats that you talked about, the external one, and whether or not we would commence some kind of combat or conflict with Iran, and then the internal one in terms of where it might go, particularly with respect to how the military would be used by President Trump to somehow validate that the election actually was a fraud and keep the president in power, I think that’s all very accurate and obviously incredibly disturbing, literally in every respect,” he told “Face the Nation.”

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