ABC News reports:
Ty Cobb, the veteran Washington attorney who represented the White House as special counsel Robert Mueller ramped up his investigation into Russian meddling, said he considers the man leading the probe “an American hero” and does not share President Donald Trump’s view that the Russia inquiry is a politically motivated hoax.
“I don’t feel the same way about Mueller,” Cobb said in an extensive interview for the latest episode of ABC News’ podcast The Investigation. “I don’t feel the investigation is a witch hunt.”
“In my first nine-and-a-half months I was able to prevent the president from going on the attack against Mueller,” Cobb said. “It wasn’t really until Dowd sent out a critical tweet of Mueller and Rudy joined the team that the president felt unleashed.”
Stand by for the rage tweet.
Former WH lawyer Ty Cobb calls Mueller an American hero, says investigation is no witch hunt, discusses preventing POTUS from attacking Mueller & isn’t certain Trump has been well served by those around him-interview w/ me @KyraPhillips @Santucci @mattmosk https://t.co/2Om0o9lgrb
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) March 5, 2019
When Cobb took the job as White House lawyer, he said, “I have rocks in my head and steel balls.”
NOW: “I think the rocks may have been ground to sand.”https://t.co/brvqkq7cbo
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) March 5, 2019