Former Trump lawyer: Mueller probe is not a witch hunt
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Former Trump White House lawyer Ty Cobb on Monday said he doesn't think special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russian election interference is a witch hunt, breaking with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE.

"I don't think it's a witch hunt," Cobb said during a political conference hosted Monday by CNN.

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 worked to discredit the Russia investigation, casting it as a "witch hunt" and a "hoax" and insisting that there is no evidence of collusion between him and the Russians.

The special counsel, however, has secured a number of guilty pleas and convictions, including from former Trump associates such as Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDems revive impeachment talk after latest Cohen bombshell The case for Russia sanctions The Hill's Morning Report — Nasty shutdown fight gets nastier MORE and Michael Flynn.