“Trump’s uncontrolled ego is his own worst enemy,” says former White House attorney Ty Cobb

Former White House Counsel Ty Cobb worked in the White House for much of Trump’s presidency, giving him special insight into the former president’s comings and goings during that time and the impact they had on the GOP. In 2018, Cobb resigned after falling out with Trump over what CNN called Trump’s “combative stance” on Robert Mueller’s investigation into the possibility that Trump was in cahoots with Russia.

“Ty was uncomfortable with the Mueller tweets,” a source told CNN. “He didn’t want to be ‘part of a mud fight,'” added another anonymous source.

In a recent interview with NBC News, Cobb offered his opinion that Trump “is a disaster for the GOP,” and while Trump once said, “I have complete confidence in Ty Cobb, my special counsel,” that confidence wasn’t enough to support it to solidify his course in the years following Cobb’s departure as his advisor.

“One thing Democrats know for sure is that Trump’s uncontrolled ego is his own worst enemy,” Cobb told NBC. “They’re praying they can get him to announce a 2024 presidential nomination.”

Regarding how he views a second Trump candidacy, Cobb comments: “A declaration of his candidacy in 2024 serves no interest but his self-defeating and overwhelming need for relevance, attention and money. Such an announcement also does not inoculate him from criminal investigations.”

In 2019, Salon reported that Cobb served as Trump’s special counsel during Bob Mueller’s investigation into what was then described as “Russian interference.” When it came to Mueller, Cobb had positive things to say during those years in the White House.

“I think Bob Mueller is an American hero,” Cobb said in 2019. “He’s a very considered guy. He is also a class and a very justice oriented person.”

While Trump viewed Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt,” Cobb viewed it as due diligence.

“I don’t feel the same about Mueller,” said Cobb. “I don’t think the investigation is a witch hunt.”

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Trump’s latest “witch hunt” is his belief that a second term in the White House has been stolen from him, and his obsession with proving it at all costs has morphed into the “big lie,” a phrase coined by Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf, in which Hitler accused Jews of spreading “lies” about the German army.

“The Big Lie was only good for Trump and has raised him millions in donations, which suggests some evidence they were mistreated,” says Cobb. “The Big Lie and the associated violence, vote-rigging and other perceived wrongdoing has been and continues to be an affront to this nation and its fundamental principles. It has permanently soiled the pages of history and deepened the chasm that divides our country and widens into the delusions and unaccountability of politicians from both parties.”

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