The President is a convening authority for courts-martial. UCMJ art. 22(1).
So how do we view this article by Josh Kovensky, talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/esper-trump-wanted-to-activate-retired-four-stars-to-court-martial-them-for-disloyaltyEsper: Trump Wanted To Activate Retired Four-Stars To Court-Martial Them For Disloyalty. TPM, May 6, 2022.
President Donald Trump demanded that the military recall two retired four-star officers who criticized him so they could be court-martialed, a new book says.
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