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 TrumpMia Love pulls ahead in Utah race as judge dismisses her lawsuit Trump administration denies exploring extradition of Erdoğan foe for Turkey Trump congratulates Kemp, says Abrams will have 'terrific political future' 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 ManafortMueller asks for delay in Gates sentencing: filing Mueller targets Stone in final push 5 things to know about new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker MORE and Michael Flynn.