Ty Cobb, ex-White House lawyer, says Robert Mueller is ‘an American hero‘

By – The Washington Times – Tuesday, March 5, 2019

, a former attorney for the during the beginning of ’s investigation into Russia, on Tuesday called the special counsel “an American hero” and said the probe was not a “witch hunt.”

“I don’t feel the investigation is a witch hunt. I wish it had happened on a quicker timetable. But it didn’t. And that’s, you know, and that’s unfortunate. But at the same time, it’s not a real criticism of the special counsel that on the timing because there were a lot of surprises,” told ABC News in , adding, “I think Bob Mueller’s an American hero.”

joined the in July 2017 and retired in May 2018 as a special counsel to the office of the . He was able to get President Trump to cooperate with ’s team and share documents to help with the investigation.

said that during his time in the , he prevented Mr. Trump from “going on the attack against . But after [Trump attorney Rudolph W.] Giuliani joined the legal team, the president felt unleashed.”

He also said that former Trump attorney John Dowd called the investigation one of the “greatest frauds this country has ever seen.”

As ’s report draws to a close, said he doubts that the probe would hurt Mr. Trump politically, saying he did not think anything new information would be presented.

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