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 (Bob) 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 TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 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 ManafortWhy did Mueller allow his investigation to continue for two years? Manafort transferred to minimum security federal prison Poll: Nearly half of Republicans say no one on Trump campaign committed a crime MORE and Michael Flynn.