Trump defense attorney Ty Cobb, the White House attorney, believes the former president is “in serious legal water” and that the investigation into the Mar-a-Lago papers is part of a wider investigation into crimes related with the Capitol riots and attempts to undo the 2020 election.
He also believes the former president’s actions on January 6 could lead to him never running for president again.
Speaking with TBEN News podcast The takeawaysaid Mr Cobb: “It’s about the bigger picture, the issues of January 6, the fake voters, the whole ‘big lie’ scam and the attempts to … desperately cling to the presidency to cling.”
Cobb says he came to this conclusion because of the broad scope of the search warrant that allowed FBI agents to break into Donald Trump’s Palm Beach home.
“The search warrant is unusually large and broad,” the former federal prosecutor told Major Garrett, TBEN’s chief correspondent in Washington. “It’s very, very comprehensive in terms of the types of documents the government could take.”
“For example, you can grab every box with a document. You can take any box that is adjacent to a box that has it,” he added. “Those are pretty broad parameters.”
Regarding the former president’s legal prospects, Mr. Cobb said, “I think the president is in serious legal water, not so much because of the search, but because of the obstructive activity he took in connection with the Jan. 6 proceeding. .”
“I think and the attempts to meddle in the election count in Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania and maybe Michigan. That was the first time in US history that a president tried unconstitutionally to remain in power illegally,” he added.
Mr. Cobb believes the possibility of an indictment against Mr. Trump is “very high.”
Speaking about the former president’s motives for denying the results of the 2020 election and trying to undo the results, Mr. Cobb said: “I believe that former President Trump is a deeply wounded narcissist, and he is often unable to to act other than in his perceived self-interest or revenge.”
He added, “I think those are the two compelling instincts that guide his actions.”
Furthermore, Mr. Cobb believes that Mr. Trump’s actions on January 6, 2021, could result in his being barred from running for the presidency.
“There is an easy way to disqualify President Trump,” Cobb said. “He clearly violated the 14th Amendment to Article III of the Constitution when he offered help and comfort and did nothing for three hours regarding what happened on the Capitol grounds. That clearly gave support and comfort to the insurgents.”
Cobb represented the White House during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into suspected collusion with Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election. No charges were filed against Mr. Trump in that investigation.