Did Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley really attempt to subvert Donald Trump by, among other things, talking to his Chinese counterpart and assuring him that the U.S. would warn China before attacking? Inquiring minds want to know.

Until any transcripts — assuming they exist — are released, we’ll apparently have to content ourselves with Team Milley’s explanation:

Oh, well. In that case, nothing to see here!

Well, that certainly is a lot of words. Unfortunately for Milley, they don’t really do him any favors.

Got that, Tom Nichols? Got that, Joy Reid? Got that, Joe Scarborough? Be careful what you wish for.