Mar 5, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Former Trump White House lawyer: Robert Mueller is an "American hero"

Donald Trump giving a speech, in his customarily long red tie.

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Ty Cobb, one of the lawyers who has represented the Trump White House in the Mueller investigation, told ABC News he doesn't think the Mueller probe is a witch hunt, believing it has already detailed most of its findings in the open via indictments and sentencing memos.

Between the lines: But Cobb said Democratic investigations into Trump will continue indefinitely. “[I]t's never going to be over. ... I mean, this is going to go through 2020. And if the president is reelected, it'll go beyond that.”

“I think Bob Mueller's an American hero … even though he came from an, arguably, privileged background, he has a backbone of steel. He walked into a firefight in Vietnam to pull out one of his injured colleagues and was appropriately honored for that. I've known him for 30 years as a prosecutor and a friend. And I think the world of Bob Mueller. He is a very deliberate guy. But he's also a class act. And a very justice-oriented person.”
— Ty Cobb on "The Investigation," an ABC News podcast
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