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Spoke with U.S. Army Chief on preventing a Trump nuclear strike: Nancy Pelosi

This combination of file pictures created on January 08, 2021 shows U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (L), Democrat of California, on October 01, 2020, in Washington, DC; and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley on February 26, 2020, in Washington, DC.   | Photo Credit: AFP

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday she spoke with the nation's top military leader about ensuring that "unstable" President Donald Trump does not launch a nuclear attack in his final days in office.

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The top Democrat in Congress said she talked with Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley "to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable President from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike."

In her letter to Democratic colleagues, Ms, Pelosi also said she is prepared to launch impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump if he does not voluntarily resign or if Vice President Mike Pence does not begin a process that allows him and the cabinet to remove the President.

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"If the President does not leave office imminently and willingly, the Congress will proceed with our action," she said.


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