Former acting solicitor general: If Mueller investigation is a witch hunt, he's 'found a coven'

Former acting solicitor general: If Mueller investigation is a witch hunt, he's 'found a coven'
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Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal said Sunday that if Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's investigation is a "witch hunt," the special counsel has "found a coven at this point."

Katyal during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" pointed to Mueller's indictments of dozens of individuals, including several of President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE's former associates, such as former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortTrump says he would consider pardons for those implicated in Mueller investigation Graham releases newly declassified documents on Russia probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - Mask mandates, restrictions issued as COVID-19 spreads MORE and Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenThe Hill's 12:30 Report: White House, Dems debate coronavirus relief package Michael Cohen offered job as political consultant, lawyer says On The Money: Democratic leaders report 'some progress' in stimulus talks | Prosecutors hint at probe into 'possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization' MORE, the president's former personal attorney.


"So if this is a witch hunt, Mueller's found a coven at this point," he added. 

Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump has long railed against the investigation, labeling it a politically motivated "witch hunt."

Mueller is also reportedly probing possible obstruction of justice on the part of Trump.

Katyal said Sunday that obstruction of justice "comes pretty close" to collusion, adding that obstruction of justice is a "crucial" crime.

"It's a really thin read to say, 'Oh, you've been indicted for obstruction of justice about Russian collusion and not the Russian collusion itself.' I mean, some people denigrate these as so-called process crimes. But anyone in law enforcement knows, these are really crucial crimes," he said.