President Trump’s former White House lawyer Ty Cobb said Monday that he doesn’t think special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference is a “witch hunt,” contradicting his former boss.
“I don’t think it’s a witch hunt,” Cobb said.
Ty Cobb at the Citizen CNN event on the Russia probe: “I don’t think it’s a witch hunt.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 22, 2018
Trump’s ex-lawyer Ty Cobb breaks with the president on the legitimacy of the Mueller investigation, saying today: “I don’t think it’s a witch hunt.” Trump has tweeted about the “witch hunt” 130 times since taking office, including many times when Cobb was his lawyer. #CITIZENCNN
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) October 22, 2018
The Hill added:
Cobb left the White House in May after serving as its point person in the special counsel probe. Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion during the 2016 election, calling the Russia probe a “witch hunt” and a “hoax.”
However, the special counsel has secured the guilty pleas and criminal convictions of many former Trump associates, including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn.