Ty Cobb, an erstwhile White House lawyer, argues the feds will be coming fast for Donald Trump. Also, Cobb predicts Trump will go to jail, due to the inquiry into his supposed abuse of classified documents.
Series of Investigations
Between July 2017 and May 2018, Cobb, a former U.S. assistant attorney, was a member of the Trump legal team.
On Thursday afternoon, Cobb informed CNN’s Erin Burnett that there is plenty of proof to convict the former president. Trump, who special counsel Jack Smith is probing, has been defending his innocence throughout this and all other ongoing criminal investigations.
Former Trump White House Lawyer Ty Cobb predicts Trump will go to jail over the classified documents case. pic.twitter.com/snWGSp2VDE
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Trump has a lot on his legal plate.
Smith is investigating his potential wrongdoing in relation to the U.S. Capitol revolt on January 6, 2021 and if he tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state of Georgia.
In addition, there are charges already passed down against Trump by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s office for a $130,000 hush-money settlement to adult film performer Stormy Daniels through Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen amid the 2016 campaign.
Last but not least, New York State Attorney General Letitia James also has an investigation against him.
CNN disclosed on Thursday that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) updated Trump that 16 papers would be passed over to Smith.
These are allegedly demonstrating that the former president and his closest advisors had information on the correct declassification procedure while he was president.
Cobb stated there wouldn’t be “much of a legal hurdle” for Smith, should Trump oppose the decision in court.
Former Trump White House lawyer Ty Cobb on the Mar-a-Lago classified documents investigation:
“I think this obstruction case is a tight case, and, yes, I do think he’ll go to jail on it.”https://t.co/ECgewgzfn8
— George Conway 🇺🇦 (@gtconway3d) May 21, 2023
Cobb declared the predicament is a difficult situation and Trump will go to prison. He also said since Trump is repeatedly “lying” about the law, he thinks the case is ready for prosecution and doesn’t need to be expanded.
On May 10, Trump spoke about the handling of confidential documents during a CNN town hall.
He said he couldn’t remember discussing the documents with anyone else, but in accordance with the Presidential Records Act, he was permitted to and had the absolute authority to do so.