Former Trump White House lawyer Ty Cobb on Monday said he doesn't think special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE's investigation into Russian election interference is a witch hunt, breaking with President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE.
"I don't think it's a witch hunt," Cobb said during a political conference hosted Monday by CNN.
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
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 ManafortUS sanctions four Ukrainians for aiding Russian influence operations Manafort book set for August publication Accused spy's lawyers say plans to leave country were over Trump, not arrest MORE and Michael Flynn.