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) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE's former associates, such as former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John Manafort21 questions for Robert Mueller Why did Mueller allow his investigation to continue for two years? Manafort transferred to minimum security federal prison MORE and Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Georgian businessman accuses Mueller of sensationalizing his texts with Cohen Michael Cohen disavows parts of guilty plea in recorded phone call with Tom Arnold: report 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.