Pelosi spoke to top military leader to ensure Trump can’t launch nuclear attack

House speaker called Gen Mark Milley, chairman of joint chiefs of staff, ‘to discuss available precautions’

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Nancy Pelosi spoke to the head of the US military on Friday, seeking assurance that Donald Trump will not be able to launch a nuclear strike during his last days in office.

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