Today’s big story is that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley — America’s top career military official — so feared that Donald Trump was preparing a military coup that he reached out to other military leaders in an effort to thwart it. A just unbelievable, yet all too believable, story from a new book by two senior Washington Post reporters. Cliff and I talk today about why this story matters, why it’s not just a case of “we already knew that,” and what this means going forward for those of us who care about this country and the survival of our democracy.

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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was convinced that Donald Trump was planning a military coup after the November election.