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WH lawyer: Mueller probe should end by Thanksgiving

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

"White House lawyer [Ty] Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe," by Reuters' Karen Freifeld:

  • Cobb to Reuters: "I'd be embarrassed if this is still haunting the White House by Thanksgiving and worse if it's still haunting him by year end ... I think the relevant areas of inquiry by the special counsel are narrow."
  • "Cobb [said] he talks to Trump on an almost daily basis and has been in contact with the team of Robert Mueller."
  • Understatement of the year: Cobb's "projected timeline ... suggests a speedier end to Mueller's probe than several outside experts believe is likely."